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June 2019
LOCAL NEWS
Video: Employers, candidates and students talk about the Coolangatta Jobs Roadshow

Employers, candidates and students benefitted from meeting and networking one-on-one at the Coolangatta Jobs Roadshow in March. They were interviewed by event partner TAFE Queensland about their experiences at the event - held at Southern Cross University's Gold Coast Campus.

Their responses reveal the benefits of having met together through this format.

Watch the video here.

SECTOR NEWS
Disability sector employers to benefit from
state budget post-NDIS funding

Vital services and supports for Queenslanders with disability will continue post-NDIS, with the Palaszczuk Government investing more than $200 million in disability services in the 2019-2020 State Budget.

Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke said while more than 45,000 Queenslanders were now receiving supports from the NDIS, it was important for some vital services and support to continue to be funded.

Read on here.
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2019 Queensland Training Awards regional finalists announced

Minister Shannon Fentiman recently announced the gifted individuals and hard-working organisations who will be vying for honours at the regional finals of this year’s Queensland Training Awards.

“These high calibre finalists represent a wide range of industries and occupations, from mechanics, electricians, small bakeries and hairdressing salons, to migrant support organisations and big businesses.”

“I congratulate them for reaching the regional finals, and for their dedication to training.”

Find out more.
Have your say: Workforce trends in the emerging NDIS workforce landscape

WorkAbility Queensland is undertaking research to understand the patterns in employer experience, with a particular focus on non-government employers registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) according to region, location, population, size, service type and employer type.

This survey forms part of the Quantitative and Qualitative Research Project, and seeks to understand the patterns experienced by employers.

The research focusses on:

  • skills shortages
  • jobs growth
  • labour market and skills supply gaps
  • vacancy rates
  • occupations difficult to fill
  • locations difficult to recruit
  • impact of the NDIS on labour markets including on labour markets in smaller and remote locations
  • mapping of existing funding and support programs in each region that support employers and individuals to access skills development for NDIS
We would really value your feedback. To fill out the survey, please visit the appropriate link below:
Resource: Workforce Planning Connect

Small and medium-sized business owners will benefit from a suite of resources developed by Jobs Queensland encouraging better workforce planning.

Workforce Planning Connect is a suite of user-friendly resources designed to assist in the planning process, regardless of an employer's knowledge or experience.

Similar to business planning, it is a continuous process of identifying the existing skills of your workforce, desired future skills, workforce gaps, and strategies and actions to close those gaps. 

Resource: NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Provider Information Pack

An information pack is now available to support NDIS providers with understanding the requirements of the quality and safety framework covered by the federal NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) from 1 July.

The pack lays out the NDIS Code of Conduct, your responsibilities as a registered or un-registered NDIS service provider for you and your workers, as well as the benefits, obligations and types of screening that will need to take place.

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.

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