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Access valuable information and resources for you and your organisation here as the sector transitions to the NDIS.

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Workforce Events

Work With Diverse People

Online module provides broad-level guidelines on working with diverse people in an inclusive work environment.

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement.

Defensible Documentation for Disability Support Staff

Learn the leading method to document progress notes professionally, legally and competently.

NDS CEO Meeting 2017

NDS's highly-regarded annual CEO Meeting provides leaders from across the Australian disability services sector with analysis of national policy directions and advice on key management issues.

Participation Project: Learning Guides for Disability Support Workers

The Participation Project is a series of learning guides for disability support workers (DSWs).

A Literacy-Friendly Workplace - Train the Trainer

This course will assist you to deliver one-hour training sessions at team meetings using the Workplace Literacy Project Trainer Guides and Learner Workbooks.

Understanding Abuse Forums - New South Wales

NDS is hosting a series of 'Understanding Abuse' forums across New South Wales as part of our Zero Tolerance initiative.

Demystifying Values-Based Recruitment

In this series of practical workshops, you will learn how VBR incorporates the assessment of values in the recruitment and candidate selection process, and how to develop and embed VBR in your organisation.

Support Coordination Skill Set Training

NDS invites current Support Coordinators and those interested in the role to apply for the latest offerings in skill set training throught TAFE Tasmania.

NDS Annual Symposium

Now in its fifth year, the 2017 NDS Annual Symposium is a key event on the NDS calendar.

A literacy friendly workplace - The team leader's role

NDS invites supervisors and team leaders to register for ‘Making a literacy friendly workplace: the team leader role.’

Working with People with Disability

This e-learning module introduces front line staff to the principle of providing support to people with disability.

Sustainable Service Under The NDIS

This e-learning module introduces front line staff to the commercial NDIS environment

Insights from Google: Disability and Aged Care Sectors

NDS and Think Change Grow offer this exciting workshop, focusing on driving innovation and effective teamwork. You will get the chance to create an actionable plan that will drive your business...

Person-Centred Units of Competency

In partnership with TAFE Australia, NDS Learn and Develop is offering a selection of four person-centred units of competency that can be be completed online.

NDS NSW sector support consultants can advise on workforce transition challenges, and NDS NSW also runs regular Workforce Sub-Committee meetings [mailto: ] where providers work through common problems.

For NSW providers wanting more information on the High Performance project focusing on workplaces innovation, please contact Alan Hough.

The WorkAbility QLD project is working collaboratively with the disability sector and stakeholders in the ‘skills ecosystem’ to build workforce supply and capability during the transition to the NDIS.

Work is being undertaken locally across 12 regions as well as job promotion, research, data analysis and strategy development work taking place at a state-wide level. NDS is part of a consortia of QLD organisations that has developed and is implementing WorkAbility Qld. Currently funding runs through to June 2018.

To find out more go the website or contact Kylie Hogan at NDS

WA NDS runs workforce projects and training to build the capability of the disability workforce, including managers. Currently the feasibility of a proposed Disability Services Employment Agency to provide high quality agency staff within Western Australia is being investigated.

Contact Frances Buchanan, Operations Manager WA.

SA NDS has several workforce planning and development projects supporting new and existing providers, and allied health students. NDS SA can assist you to design responses to workforce challenges under the NDIS. It also contributes its expertise to the 5 state-government funded disability workforce hubs which focus on bringing new people into our sector.

Contact Kylie Hutchinson for more information

Under NDS’s Victorian NDIS Sector Transition Project there are many workforce activities providers can participate in.

These include regular Workforce Members meetings (contact Sarah Fordyce, workforce learning and development opportunities, workforce presentations as part of NDIS Transition forums and multi-employer bargaining negotiations (contact Michael Pegg at Jobs Australia).

ACT Workforce Impact Collective

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Contact The WIC Team for more information.

NDS Tasmania has many activities underway focusing on leaders, operational managers, professionals and the support workforce. All are connected to the Tasmanian Disability Workforce Strategy and Action Plan 2017. For further information, contact Cath Ralston