Welcome to an action-packed edition of Workability E-News as we kick-start the year building tomorrow's NDIS workforce. In 2021 we are delivering more local level projects that ever before across Queensland and have opportunities every month for your organisation to get involved!

Read on to take part in our Micro Credentialing survey, Supports Coordinator Workshop, VET Practitioner & Leadership Program and Diploma of Management & Leadership. 

NDIS Principles & VET Practitioners Leadership Program

WorkAbility Qld and TAFE Queensland are partnering again to deliver a second NDIS Principles and VET Practitioners Leadership Program in February.

The initiative is continuing following the overwhelming success of its launch program last year. Expressions of interest are welcome now to vocational practitioners and teachers across Queensland who deliver qualifications relevant to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS Principles and VET Practitioner’s Leadership Programs will be delivered via Zoom across six two-hour sessions commencing 18 February.  



Queensland Community Services Industry workers are now eligible to accrue long service leave benefits based on their service to the industry, not the length of time with their employer. 


The Portable Long Service Leave Scheme (PLSL) was launched by QLeave on 1 January 2021. Employers must register with the scheme and record service for their eligible workers each quarter.


To assist employers QLeave has published updated FAQs which include worker eligibility scenarios for community service, multi-service, and allied health and disability support providers.


Diploma of Leadership & Management for CCHOS
Know any budding leaders? WorkAbility Qld and consortium member QCOSS are delivering an initiative for emerging talent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations.

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is being funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and aims to develop managers and supervisors as significant roles within their organisation.


Human Factor Attracts Future Workforce 
Watch this space! An exciting new WorkAbility program is launching in selected Queensland schools this term to draw Year 11 and 12 students to the disability sector.

Called The Human Factor, the Disability Workforce Pathway Program is a project initiative under the NTSSS Project funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to deliver vocational training in schools for our sector.

The program kicks off in February in schools in Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Far North Queensland.

TAFE QLD Leads JobTrainer Initiative 

Now is the time to help upskill your up-and-coming workforce and young leaders.

Young people and job seekers are being supported by TAFE QLD to gain new skills in 2021 through the Government’s latest JobTrainer package.

The funding initiative aims to aid economic recovery following COVID-19 and provides training in over seventy free or low cost courses to people aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of employment status. 

New Worker Screening Improve Safeguards for Queenslanders with Disability 
On 1 February 2021, a new nationally consistent worker screening system will be introduced in Queensland to improve safeguards for people receiving disability supports and services.New employees of NDIS registered providers, including sole traders, will need to apply for an NDIS worker screening clearance at

Existing yellow card and yellow card exemption holders (or Registered Health Practitioners or Aged Care Providers with relevant checks or registration) can continue to work for registered NDIS providers until their card expires or is cancelled. The new Worker Screening System will deliver an online application process from 1 February 2021 and workers can apply via the Worker Screening website. 

Be Part of a New Sector Micro Credential 
Are you an NDIS Provider or providing NDIS type supports?
Tell Us About Your Induction!

WorkAbility Qld is looking for organisations to take part in a survey now and help contribute to the development of a pilot project - new Common Induction for NDIS Workers Micro-Credential.

Your responses will help identify the most common elements that your organisation considers essential in the induction training of new workers across the NDIS Industry, to inform the content delivered in the micro-credential.
Read more about the survey here.

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