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5/06/2020
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NDS submission: Review of Skills for Victoria's Growing Economy

NDS calls for greater coordination of workforce training initiatives, improved training quality and more support for people with disabilities to gain employment.
News update
28/04/2020
News update

Implementing the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2) in disability residential settings – Your questions answered

The top 5 questions from the NDS Helpdesk regarding the implementation of the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
News update
20/04/2020
News update

Disability Act gazettal continues for Victorian residential services


Unless requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1996 can be upheld, re-gazetted Victorian group homes will continue to operate under the Disability Act 2006.

State of the Disability Sector Report 2015

State of Disability Sector Report 2015

10/12/2015

I need to know this because:
  • Get the latest data from the NDS Business Confidence Survey which examines the sector’s ability to adjust to the changing environment
  • Find out the key issues facing providers in NDIS trial sites
  • Read about how providers are responding to workforce challenges including growing casualisation and changing recruitment methods
  • Find out the challenges facing the support employment sector

The journey to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is gathering pace. 20,000 participants in seven states and territories now have an approved NDIS plan; a new site is commencing in northern Queensland; and bilateral agreements now outline how the NDIS will roll out across NSW and Victoria.

For disability service providers, the journey to the NDIS is arduous and uncertain. Providers don’t lack the will to proceed, but they do lack resources and a clear map of the terrain ahead. This year’s release of strategies which outline the NDIS market architecture, the approach to purchasing assistive technology, the Information Linkages and Capacity-Building framework and rural and remote support provide some guidance. However, these strategies are high-level and require detailed action plans to give them practical meaning.

Other parts of the NDIS are still unknown, for example, the regulation of quality and safeguarding and some critical features of the design, such as pricing and housing, remain highly problematic

The ultimate test of the NDIS will be how well it improves the lives of Australians with disability. There are early stories from the trial sites which give a glimpse of the beneficial impact the NDIS can have on the lives of participants and their families.

Publication: State of the Disability Sector Report

The journey to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is gathering pace. 20,000 participants in seven states and territories now have an approved NDIS plan; a new site is commencing in northern Queensland;

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Ken Baker, Chief Executive, 02 6283 3203,