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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.
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28/04/2020
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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)
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.

Victorian Government releases Skills Issues Paper, seeking submissions

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1/04/2020

I need to know this because:
  • This review will make recommendations for a quality Victorian vocational education and training (VET) system.
  • Given the current environment re: COVID-19, face-to-face consultations, as well as public forums and campus visits are postponed.
  • NDS encourages members to provide feedback to inform the NDS response.
  • Post-COVID-19, Victoria will need a high quality education and training sector to support economic rebuilding.

The Victorian Government has published an Issues Paper for the Review into Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy on the Engage Victoria website along with details about how to lodge a submission and complete an online survey.The purpose of this review, led by Jenny Macklin, is to make recommendations for a quality Victorian vocational education and training (VET) system which can equip Victorians with the skills they need for current and future jobs; strong connections and pathways between the VET and Higher Education sectors as well as schools is a focal point.The Issues Paper poses questions to students, family and communities; providers; industry and unions; and researchers. The questions cover five key areas:

Given the current health advice around COVID-19, face-to-face consultations, as well as public forums and campus visits are postponed. Over the coming weeks, it is planned that there will be opportunities for stakeholders to engage with the Review via online channels. 

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