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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

Location: National (Online)
Event start date: 10/11/2016 to 1/12/2018
Online module provides broad-level guidelines on working with diverse people in an inclusive work environment.

Participation Project: Learning Guides for Disability Support Workers

Location: National
Event start date: 18/05/2017 to 31/12/2018
The Participation Project is a series of learning guides for disability support workers (DSWs).

Sustainable Service under the NDIS

Location: National (Online)
Event start date: 14/09/2017 to 31/12/2018
This e-learning module introduces front line staff to the commercial NDIS environment

First Point of Contact: Providing Mental Health First Aid

Location: Hobart
Event start date: 21/05/2018 to 4/06/2018
This program is designed to provide initial support to adults with an intellectual disability and an emerging mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

First Point of Contact: Providing Mental Health First Aid

Location: Launceston
Event start date: 1/06/2018 to 15/06/2018
This program is designed to provide initial support to adults with an intellectual disability and an emerging mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Workplace Literacy: Train the Trainer

Location: Launceston
Event start date: 18/05/2018 to 15/06/2018
This training program targets team leaders and/or supervisors to strengthen their skills to support team members in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

Workplace Literacy: Train the Trainer

Location: Hobart
Event start date: 16/05/2018 to 13/06/2018
This training program targets team leaders and/or supervisors to strengthen their skills to support team members in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

Location: Perth
Event start date: 26/06/2018
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: Melbourne
Event start date: 23/07/2018
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: 14/06/2018
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

Location: Moree
Event start date: 17/08/2018
Learn the leading method to document progress notes professionally, legally and competently.

Person-Centred Units of Competency

Location: National (Online)
Event start date: 18/08/2016 to 28/12/2018
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 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

WE WANT YOU! Watch the video below and then click YES to get more information or to register

If you are unable to access the video link please go to: www.carecareers.com.au/wic

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