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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.
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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)
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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.

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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