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NDIS training and skills support strategy advice project: Training package advice report

The WorkAbility Queensland National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) Advice Project is providing strategic advice to industry and governments on matters related to the NDIS workforce in Queensland. This Training Package Advice Report outlines the findings of research and consultation that sought to identify where changes to the current range of nationally recognised training products might better support training and workforce development in the disability sector. The research and consultations identified that: many employers are not engaging in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and are placing more value on in-house and non-accredited training options for the sector, a worker’s values and attributes and their ‘fit’ with NDIS participants and families are considered to be more important than qualifications ‘soft skills’ (i.e. core skills for work/employability skills) play a vital role in effective support work and may not be adequately developed through current training products the diversity of participant support needs across the sector means that a diverse range of training products are needed to meet workforce skill development needs. New skill sets may help to provide this diversity. advice and recommendations should be provided to Skills IQ to help ensure that: o disability related qualifications better meet the skill and knowledge requirements of the NDIS environment o new job roles within the NDIS environment are acknowledged.