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Project background

NDIS-related occupations are projected to be some of the fastest growing occupations in Queensland in coming years. A strategic approach to NDIS market and workforce development is needed to reap the significant social and economic gains on offer.

Jobs Queensland’s Strengthening Queensland’s NDIS Workforce reports, in partnership with WorkAbility Qld, describe the research outcomes of the ongoing investigation of the workforce challenges and opportunities associated with the operation of the NDIS in Queensland.

These reports present data sets, trends, projections and information for the disability and community services sector on the growth of the NDIS and its workforce. In addition, the reports have industry recommendations and suggested actions to take advantage of the upskilling, training and employment opportunities arising from NDIS funding.

The third (final) report will be released in third quarter of late 2022.

READ THE NDIS STATEWIDE REPORT 2021
(PDF, 4.0 MB)

READ THE 2021 NDIS REPORT SUMMARY
(PDF, 478 KB)

READ THE NDIS STATEWIDE REPORT 2020
(PDF, 2.5 MB)

READ THE 2020 NDIS REPORT SUMMARY
(PDF, 172 KB)

Key findings

  • The investigation, so far, has identified that the occupations needed to support the growth of the NDIS will continue to be some of the fastest growing occupations in Queensland in coming years.

  • Important future investment in training and skills by industry have been identified.

ACTIONS FORWARD

Many industry-led workforce development actions and initiatives have been triggered by the key findings and recommendations presented in the 2020 NDIS statewide report. The findings of the 2021 NDIS statewide report underpin suggested new action areas for industry and government.

Action Area 1: Workforce planning and development

  • Invest in place-based interventions to support a “grow your own workforce” approach
  • Target under-represented populations in the labour market
  • Support vulnerable cohorts and increase diversity in care role workers
  • Engage employers in action to modernise workforce planning, attraction and development approaches

Action Area 2: Skills and training

  • Engage employers in the customisation of traineeships to increase the supply of qualified workers
  • Increase the supply of allied health assistants to reduce pressure on allied health professionals and improve outcomes for people with a disability

Action Area 3: Data and jobs growth

  • Improve access to relevant data on jobs growth resulting from NDIS funding

Last updated 1 August 2022