NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-25 Consultations

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NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-25 Consultations

The Australian Government is consulting on projects to improve the care and support sector by building a responsive and capable workforce. We are seeking input from disability, aged care and veterans’ support stakeholders to ensure your views are considered.

Consultations relate to initiatives under the NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025 (Plan). The Plan was released in June 2021 to strengthen the sector that supports NDIS participants to achieve their goals.
There are 16 initiatives in the Plan that will ensure more sustainable and high-quality services for people with disability, older Australians and veterans – now and in the years ahead.

You can find out more about the consultations currently in progress for each of the initiatives by selecting the links below.

Initiative 6 – Recognised training for skills and careers

We want to find out what skills people working in disability support need and how workers develop their career in the care and support sector. This will help us identify any training gaps and the career pathways that will inform the design of short courses or micro-credentials to give disability support workers more flexible and tailored training options and get the essential skills they need.

Initiative 6 will develop relevant short courses, or micro-credentials, and update nationally recognised training to improve the quality of supports.

Who should participate: People working in the disability sector – including allied health workers; people with disability and their families, guardians, carers and advocates; disability providers; training providers; and industry and employer organisations.

To be involved in the consultation activities on this initiative please register your interest.

Initiative 7 – Connection and support through professional networks

We want to find out how we can facilitate professional networks so that NDIS workers can get the support and development they need. We will identify what kinds of networks are required and undertake a pilot to test how they can effectively be established, promoted and sustained.

Initiative 7 will support the sector to develop a Care and Support Worker Professional Network.

Who should participate: People working in the disability sector – providing personal care in the NDIS market.

To be involved in a pilot professional network as part of delivering this initiative please register your interest.

Initiative 8 – Record skills in a digital passport

We are exploring ways to help care and support workers keep track of important information about their training, qualifications and job requirements. We want to understand what should be recorded, how it would be used, and how digital technologies can help.

Initiative 8 will establish a digital “Skills Passport” – a record that can help workers move between jobs and employers, and help NDIS providers and participants find workers with the right skills.

Who should participate: People working in the disability sector; people with disability and their families, guardians, carers and advocates; disability providers; and industry and employer organisations.

To be involved in the consultation activities on this initiative please register your interest.

Initiative 12 – Market demand information

We want to find out about the types of market information providers would find most useful to support the sector’s expansion, and how the information can best be displayed.

Initiative 12 will make available market demand information across the care and support sector to help identify new business opportunities. This will be implemented through the expansion of the current NDIS Demand Map.

The NDIS Demand Map identifies supply and demand for NDIS services around the country, allowing employers to target resources where they are most needed.

Who should participate: Current and potential service providers across the care and support sector (i.e. aged care, disability and veterans’ support).

To be involved in a survey on this initiative please register your interest.