Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Linda Reynolds today launched a national plan to build a more responsive and capable NDIS workforce.
Minister Reynolds said the NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021-2025 will support participants to meet their needs and achieve their goals.
“An additional 83,000 workers will be required to support around 530,000 NDIS participants in the next four years, bringing the total workforce to 353,000,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The care and support sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing sectors, driven primarily by the rollout of the NDIS.
“This plan will enable workforce growth in the NDIS, and support complementary workforce measures in aged care and support services for veterans. It will support the sector to attract a wide range of workers while improving existing workers’ access to training and development opportunities.
“Participants will have access to higher-quality supports, improved service continuity, and a workforce that reflects the diversity of NDIS participants themselves.
“Under this plan, Commonwealth and state and territory governments will work in partnership with workers, NDIS participants, industry, education and employment providers to retain and grow the required skilled workforce.
The NDIS National Workforce Plan complements other Morrison Government reforms to build a simpler, fairer, faster and more flexible NDIS.
It builds on the $64.3 million NDIS Jobs and Market Fund, which already has projects in the field growing the provider market and workforce.
The NDIS National Workforce Plan is available at https://www.dss.gov.au/ndisworkforceplan.