In The Media | 27 February 2017

NDIS: Report warns workforce understaffed in major cities, raises concerns over readiness

Parts of Australia’s biggest cities could struggle to attract enough disability workers for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a new report has warned.

The Productivity Commission has identified south-west Sydney, southern Melbourne and Logan in Brisbane as areas that currently have less than 40 per cent of the workforce it is expected they will need.

“Some jurisdictions have greater capability to meet workforce targets than others,” it said.

Australia’s disability workforce is set to double by 2020 to around 150,000 people.

The commission will examine whether the growth is feasible amid “some evidence that providers are finding it more difficult to recruit staff”.

Source: ABC News