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SDA Update and Overview Resource

NDS has released an overview for SDA Providers of the complex regulatory environment and invites members to join an online SDA reference group.
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NDS calls for delay of Portable Long Service Scheme for community services sector

In its submission to government, NDS argues that the continuing confusion around the Portable Long Service Scheme means a delay is necessary.
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Portable Long Service Scheme to cover all disability services

Draft regulations for the scheme, which originally excluded NDIS-funded activity, include all disability services from 1 January 2020.

The ACT Allied Health Workforce report: Issues and Solutions

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I need to know this because:
  • This report summarises numerous issues contributing to a workforce shortage of allied health professionals in the ACT.
  • It suggests proposed ways to improve the number of allied health professionals working to assist people with disability.

A report released after a forum and consultation in April highlights a number of issues contributing to a workforce shortage of allied health professionals in the ACT.

The report comes to several key findings, including that the curriculum of allied health professional training addresses support for people with disability only very marginally.

It also finds that, overall, there is a very limited supply of training places for allied health students, with few incentives and support.

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