1. Training and Workforce Development needs in the Disability Sector

WorkAbility Queensland is a collaborative effort between a consortium of peak industry bodies and key government agencies to support development of the workforce needed to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland.

WorkAbility Queensland is seeking the advice of service providers and individuals in the disability sector to guide implementation of a WorkAbility Skills Project (the NDIS Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS)).

This project will ensure that Queensland’s training system responds effectively to industry and NDIS participant needs and supports quality training, which embeds the principles of choice and control as key tenets of working in the disability sector.

THIS SURVEY WILL ONLY TAKE 10 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME...
Your feedback on the following questions would be greatly valued.

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* 1. Which of the following best describes you?

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* 2. Postcode of your or your organisation's location

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* 3. If representing an organisation, which of the following describes it?
(tick all that apply)

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* 4. If representing an organisation - what is your organisation’s size?
(number of employees)

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* 5. Please rate each of the following according to the level of difficulty faced by you or your organisation in employing or developing workers to deliver direct services to NDIS participants.

  Not Relevant Not at all difficult Slightly difficult Moderately difficult Extremely difficult
Recruiting new workers with appropriate qualifications
Recruiting new workers with appropriate personal attributes
Recruiting new workers with specific skills and capabilities
Recruiting new workers with appropriate personal attributes, skills and capabilities to support participants from Indigenous communities
Recruiting new workers with appropriate personal attributes, skills and capabilities to support participants from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
Finding resources (time and money) to induct and train new workers
Finding resources (time and money) to provide additional training to existing workers
Accessing appropriate training options to ensure workers have the skills to meet organisation and/or participant needs

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* 6. What are the most important skills and knowledge needed by your workers?

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* 7. Do you or your organisation require your workers to have formal qualifications or encourage them to undertake formal training to gain a qualification or skill set?
(N.B: a skill set is a small group of specified units of competency that lead to formal recognition of learning, but not a full qualification)?

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