The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will help to support and bring about better outcomes for thousands of Australian’s living with disability, their carers’ and their families.
The NDIS will see funding provided to service providers to help facilitate individualised disability support programs, unique to the personal needs of the client.
The scheme will be introduced gradually to ensure a smooth transition for support providers and the people they support.
As the scheme is introduced, demand for services will increase meaning more people with specialised skills in disability and healthcare will be needed across the country.
In fact, according to the Queensland Department of Community Services, in Queensland alone it is estimated that the introduction of the NDIS will create an additional 15 900 to 19 400 jobs in the lead up to the scheme’s full implementation in 2019, with up to 1800 estimated new jobs to be created in the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie regions alone.
CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Training, Peter Heilbuth explained that the introduction of the scheme is already impacting service providers and the demand for skilled employees is on the rise.
Source: My Sunshine Coast