WorkAbility Qld is hosting three online research forums across Queensland in June on the latest findings about the state’s much-needed NDIS workforce.

Lead researcher Professor Denise Wood AM from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Global Community Resourcing will present new release data from the Department of Communities, CSIRO’s Dat61 and ABS Labour Force that show early findings as well predictions about Queensland’s workforce demand, skills and training needs as a result of the NDIS rollout.

Forums take place online for the following regions:

Central and North Queensland

Thursday 10 June

This event is now closed

South East Queensland

Thursday 24 June

This event is now closed

West and South West Queensland

Wednesday 30 June

This event is now closed

Activities and discussions at each forum will explore community and stakeholder experiences as well as practical solutions to local workforce needs.

Who should attend:

  • NDIS providers, workers and sole traders
  • training and education providers
  • regional and economic
  • development agencies
  • other people with an interest in the economic and workforce impacts of the NDIS

The NDIS Workforce Research Project is a project led by WorkAbility Qld and funded by Jobs Queensland.

Research investigates the skills shortages, impacts and themes within disability workforce following the NDIS rollout across Ipswich, Toowoomba, Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Townsville and Mackay.

Reports for each region were released in 2019/2020 and capture the first set of key findings, data analysis and case studies conducted with NDIS service providers, sole providers, plans managers and self-managed participants.

A state wide report will be produced for 2021 and 2022 that concludes the research reports, forums and surveys.

To download the reports click below.

Access the reports