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With NDIS-related occupations projected to be some of the fastest growing occupations in Queensland in coming years, a strategic approach to NDIS market and workforce development will help reap significant social and economic gains.

Jobs Queensland’s Strengthening Queensland’s NDIS Workforce report describes the research outcomes of the ongoing investigation of the workforce challenges and opportunities associated with the operation of the NDIS in Queensland.

READ THE NDIS STATEWIDE REPORT
(PDF, 2.5 MB)

READ THE NDIS REPORT SUMMARY
(PDF, 172 KB)

Key findings

  • Place-based approaches to skills and workforce development are important.

  • Strategic workforce planning for the NDIS is challenging because there is a lack of suitable data sets to measure and monitor the disability workforce.
  • There is a shortage of allied health professionals, particularly Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in regional and remote locations.

KEY FINDINGS

  • NDIS jobs and careers continue to have a low profile and appear to be undervalued.
  • Key skills gaps in the NDIS workforce exist.

  • There are policy and historical barriers to the use of traineeships in the disability sector, due to the large proportion of casual workers and the supervision arrangements in the industry.

Last updated 27 August 2021