Welcome to your monthly WorkAbility E-Newsletter; helping to build tomorrow’s NDIS Workforce.  

It's an exciting time for the Industry amid boundless opportunities to excel in providing quality services for NDIS participants.
Workability will keep you informed at every step of the way. Read on for more!


Queenslanders with disability and disability advocacy organisations are calling on the state government to continue funding for essential advocacy services, and have launched their campaign, Stand with us!

Funding ceases from 30 June 2021 and no further commitment has been made by the Queensland Government to the non-government sector to deliver disability advocacy services. 

If this matter affects you join the campaign today 


QDeNgage helps build new Industry Resource 

WorkAbility Qld has teamed up with QDeNgage for a focus group to support the development of the Common Induction for NDIS Workforce Micro Credential. 

Consultants Mathew Townsend (Brisbane), Elisha Matthews (Brisbane), Dave Conway (Mackay) and Will Procter (Sunshine Coast) met with project staff Tannia Lancaster, Mandy Strathearn and Fay Whittaker (pictured) to share the key skills and attributes that they look for in Support Workers as self-managed NDIS participants. 


Take part in an exciting Community Mental Health Project

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) is leading a key workforce project – and needs your involvement today! 
part of a new project in the mental health sector QAMH is working in collaboration with members and stakeholders from across Community Services to understand unique workforce challenges.


The Commonwealth Government has released the COVID-19 Vaccination Disability Service Providers Toolkit to assist residential disability providers to prepare for Phase 1a vaccinations. Access your free for toolkit for resources which include:

·       Clinical Governance at Disability Residential Accommodation
·       Disability Residential Accommodation Checklist
·       Information for Disability Service Providers on Consent
·       Monitoring and Reporting Side Effects for Disability Service Providers
·       Excess Dose Policy
·       What to Expect on Vaccination Day at Your Accommodation


Register now for RTO Trainer Development in Cairns 

Program Three of the NDIS Principles and VET Practitioner’s Leadership Program will be held in Cairns on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April and invites community services sector staff and other regional representatives to attend.

The Program partnership between WorkAbility and TAFE Queensland delivers current, relevant information on key topics that support the NDIS Capability Framework - including the role and principles of the Quality and Safeguard Commission, to VET teachers.


Keep COVID-safe with Free Infection Control Training

The Queensland Government is offering subsided training in infection prevention and control to people working in the disability and aged care sectors including:


·       Personal Care

·       Lifestyle support

·       Cleaning

·       Food Services


Training is being delivered by TAFE Queensland and is offered free of charge to eligible applicants. 


WorkAbility Qld Forum

When: Thursday 18 March
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am 
Online via Zoom

About: Guest speaker Jodi Schmidt will be talking change in the human services skills sector, as CEO of Human Services Skills Organisation (HSSO) - an Australian Government pilot initiative established in 2020 with a purpose to improve the skills of the human services sector.
Gold Coast NDIS Jobs Roadshow
Gold Coast

When: Tuesday 23 March
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online via Zoom

About: These online recruitment events connect job seekers with employers to fill a wide range of jobs in the disability sector. Following the Roadshow a speed interview session will take place between employers and candidates to progress further details around specific roles.
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