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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

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

Location: Melbourne
Event start date: 2/07/2019
This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement.

Supervising Employer Engagement

Location: Perth (event has been cancelled)
Event start date: 6/06/2019
With the ongoing success of the Effective Employer Engagement workshops, NDS has teamed up with the GIVEN, to present a workshop aimed at those who manage or supervise staff responsible for engaging...

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

Location: Perth
Event start date: 18/06/2019
This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement.

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

Location: Sydney
Event start date: 12/06/2019
This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement.

Wodonga Grant Designs Workshop

Location: Wodonga
Event start date: 18/06/2019
This workshop helps to design projects in a way that will lead to strong disability workforce innovation and development proposals that meet the requirements of funders.

Working with People with Disability

Location: National
Event start date: 7/06/2018 to 30/12/2019
This e-learning module introduces front line staff to the principle of providing support to people with disability.

Defensible Documentation for Disability Support Staff

Location: national
Event start date: 28/02/2019 to 2/07/2019
Learn the leading method to document progress notes professionally, legally and competently.

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 Melinda Everett 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 Geoff Holden, Manager Sector Capability and Stewardship.

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 Henry Newton, 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

The Workforce Impact Collective (WIC) initiative uses a Collective Impact approach. This brings together and supports individuals and organisations with diverse perspectives, insights and ideas to collectively develop a shared vision and agenda for action, to pilot innovative workplace and worker system reforms, and share the learning.

We invite you to become involved in exploring real solutions, ideas and activities that will bring about changes to the ACT Disability Workforce. The Workforce Impact Collective Pilot Funding Program gives you the opportunity to test innovative ideas and concepts to ultimately grow the capacity and capability of the workforce, thus improving the lives of those who live with a disability, their families and carers. The program is open to individuals, groups and organisations, but may also include collaborations between multiple parties. You are encouraged to talk to us about your ideas, however big or small they may be.

For more information, go to:

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