TAFE Queensland is leading an Action Learning Project that is gathering information to identify highlights and challenges for RTOs and the NDIS Sector in supporting quality student vocational placements across vocational education settings.

The initiative responds to reports that indicate a shortage of workers in the disability space yet difficulties also in placing students who are studying qualifications which require a mandatory vocational placement.

The project looks to identify solutions and document innovative ideas that can be adopted by stakeholders (teachers, RTO Managers and sector organizations, as examples) to support quality vocational placements and additionally, the workforce pipeline.

This project is one of 13 initiatives taking place under the National Training Skills and Support Strategy (NTSSS) which is aimed at creating employment pathways to help drive more than 36,000 new workers required in the Queensland disability sector.

The Action Learning Project has a steering committee established comprising practitioners and stakeholders from both sectors (VET and Disability).

As part of project activities two key surveys will help to identify current information relating to vocational placements using quantitative and qualitative sources; they are for Queensland RTOs delivering relevant qualifications (i.e. Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Disability ) as well as NDIS and Disability Sector providers.

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NDIS Provider Survey

RTO Survey

A range of supportive resources will also be developed for RTOs and the disability sector including a suite of fact sheets to support stakeholders and video vignettes highlighting successful practice and outcomes.

For more information about this project contact TAFE Queensland Community Services Product Lead Bev Charnley on [email protected]