WorkAbility Queensland, developed by a consortium of peak bodies in collaboration with key government agencies, aims to work collaboratively with key government agencies, with the sector, government and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The goal is to deliver both local and state-wide workforce solutions to build the sector workforce supply and capability to meet demand under the NDIS in Queensland.
The group’s mission is to take ‘collaborative action to build tomorrow’s NDIS workforce’ by enabling local workforce solutions for local needs through partnership and collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure Queensland has the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time to achieve full implementation of the NDIS by July 2019.
The consortium includes: National Disability Services (NDS); Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA); and QCOSS.
Through the WorkAbility strategy, it is envisaged that Queensland’s workforce will have the opportunity to access support and training, as well as workforce data and intelligence that will help to build knowledge and skills and enable organisations to effectively plan their workforce to meet the needs and demands of the sector into the future.
With the introduction of the NDIS, more than 90,000 Queenslanders are expected to be provided with disability supports, generating tens of thousands of additional jobs in the state. WorkAbility Queensland aims to provide real benefits for Queenslanders, linking them with exciting and valued work and careers, and building a sense of community through increased social and economic opportunities.