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Welcome to WorkAbility E- News! 

At WorkAbility Qld our role is to help build tomorrow’s NDIS Workforce to ensure strong sector capability for the future. We do this through strategic workforce planning, co-design, and delivery of state-wide initiatives.

In this edition of WorkAbility E-news we begin building an NDIS Common Induction Micro Credential, get ready for the Brisbane North NDIS Jobs Roadshow and launch two more NDIS Principles and VET Practitioners Leadership Programs for 2021.

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The WorkAbility Consortium
More NDIS VET Practitioners Programs on the Way
In response to sector needs, WorkAbility Qld and TAFE Queensland have partnered to deliver two further NDIS Principles and VET Practitioners Leadership Programs in 2021.

 

This follows overwhelming feedback from Program One which finished in October to huge success. The program is comprised of six two-hour sessions held via Zoom.

 

The programs are targeted at VET Practitioners (teachers) who are delivering qualifications relevant to NDIS. Each session features presenters who are considered experts in their fields and who deliver identified topics to further support VET Practitioners in their course delivery to ensure their information about key topics is current.

READ MORE & REGISTER HERE
New TAFE QLD Infection Control Skill Set
Putting people’s health and safety first has become the “new normal” as we adjust to life during a global pandemic.

Frontline workers can now fill their toolbox with skills to follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention control with TAFE Queensland’s new Infection Control Skill Set.

The course is delivered online and can be completed in one-week (part time) with fee subsidy available. 

READ MORE & REGISTER HERE
NDIS Jobs Roadshows Attracting Students to Sector

Online NDIS Jobs Roadshows in South East Queensland are so far proving to be a great success for students to enter the workforce and meet employers in disability. 

 

At NDIS Jobs Roadshows up to 11 employers join to talk about what it is like to work in the sector, the skills attributes they look for in employees and some of the current job vacancies they have available.

Student participate in an NDIS Toolbox Sessions beforehand to gain an understanding of what it takes to work in disability, before attending the Jobs Roadshow and hearing directly from employers.

 

GET INVOLVED HERE
Don't forget -  Thursday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The theme for 2020 is 'Not all Disabilities are Visible'. Click here to visit the website, read inspiring stories or host an event. 
Building the NDIS Common Induction Micro Credential

Interviews are underway with Queensland disability employers to inform the development of the NDIS Common Induction Micro Credential.

Project Officer Tannia Lancaster has been meeting with providers from the project’s Advisory Committee to determine key themes and elements for inclusion in the NDIS Common Induction Micro Credential for the workforce.

The Credential is a pilot initiative being led by WorkAbility Qld. Its aims to create a shorter learning opportunity for NDIS workers to meet Industry and organisational training requirements around a mandatory induction for new employees and will incorporate priority industry skills and common required elements of training.

READ MORE HERE
VALUE BOMB
 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates over a billion people globally live with some form of disability. That corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population.

Here in Australia the statistics are higher, with 18.3% of the population - 4.3 million people - estimated to have disability. Meanwhile in our home state, one in every five Queenslanders has a disability; that is 18.3% of the state’s population. (source 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) (ABS 4430.0 2015).

As we look to the future, rates of disability are increasing due to a number of factors; these include a growing population that is also ageing as life expectancy increases, and a global increase in chronic disease conditions.

Growing an NDIS workforce that is adaptive and responsive to the needs and evolution of the sector is imperative to building a strong and capable workforce for the future.

Read further insights, key findings and recommendations into the NDIS and is what required to support growing needs in disability. Six reports are available for key NDIS regions across Queensland: (Townsville, Mackay, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Brisbane North, and Brisbane South) in the NDIS Workforce Research Reports. 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORTS

NDIS AND SECTOR EVENTS
Queensland NDIS events calendar

Stay up to date with upcoming NDIS related events and activities on the Queensland NDIS Events Calendar by visiting this link.

A NEW WAY FORWARD: the future of disability research, policy and practice 

When: Wednesday 2 December, from 11:00am -12:30pm
Where: Online via Zoom

Join the Melbourne Disability Institute for a free public webinar on the future of disability research, policy and practice following twelve months of unprecedented challenges. 

A panel discussion will discuss opportunities to reshape the landscape for disability and what the roadmap could look like to achieve a more inclusive society by 2030.

NDIS Jobs Roadshow - Brisbane North

When: Tuesday 24 November, from 1:00pm
Where: Online, Brisbane North

This mass online recruitment events connects job seekers with employers to fill a wide range of jobs in the disability sector.

After the Roadshow a speed interview session will take place between employers and candidates to progress further details around specific roles.

Employers confirmed to take place include Endeavour, Neighbourhood Care, HELP Enterprises. Centacare, Spinal Life Australia, Southern Cross Support Services, Just Better Care, Stepping Stones, On Q and Better Rehab. 

COVID-19 Lessons & Learnings from Victoria

When: Wednesday 2 December, from 2:00 - 3:00pm (QLD)
Where: Online via Zoom

If Queensland were to be placed in lockdown would you be ready?

Victoria has just emerged from a 16-week lockdown in an effort to bring COVID-19 infections to zero. This public health achievement placed considerable pressure on frontline community organisations.

In this virtual webinar, QCOSS brings together representatives of the Victorian social service sector to reflect on the recent COVID-19 lockdown and what it meant for staff and client support. 

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