The workforce delivering frontline National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services has increased by 10.5 per cent, creating new jobs and providing improved support to Australians with disability.
More than 2,300 jobs have been created to deliver the NDIS in local communities across Australia.
Social Services Minister Dan Tehan said the NDIS Partners in the Community (PITC) program was creating jobs within experienced and qualified organisations in local communities that were delivering essential services.
"The NDIS is rapidly building a national network of organisations delivering services to Australians with disability that is helping them get the best value out of the NDIS – including more than 45,000 people who are receiving life-changing support for the first time," Mr Tehan said.
"To meet the requirements of the NDIS, the disability workforce needs to grow by up to 90,000 full-time equivalent employees by 2019-20.
"The Turnbull Government announced a $64 million Jobs and Market Fund in the Budget to help Australians realise employment and business opportunities within the NDIS."
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice said: "The NDIS is creating opportunities throughout the sector, not just for established disability service providers but also for start-ups and those looking for a career change or entering the jobs market.
"While we acknowledge that we have some gaps in the market, this presents an ideal time for local businesses, especially in our regional areas, to innovate and consider how they can become registered as a provider," Mrs Prentice said.