New service to connect employers and jobseekers in the disability sector

As part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme's (NDIS) implementation, the McGowan Government will introduce a new NDIS Job Matching Service in July this year, to ensure skilled people are connected to the fastest growing sector in Western Australia: the disability sector. The service was developed with extensive industry input and in consultation with the WA State Training Board's Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Steering Committee.

Working closely with the training sector, including TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres and Commonwealth employment services, the new service will help NDIS providers fill current and future vacancies. Jobseekers interested in working in the disability sector will be connected with quality vocational education and training (VET) options, then — following graduation from their VET course — the job matching service will connect them to NDIS service providers. Other services will include identifying courses and training opportunities for existing workers to improve skills, and help for employers to access available incentives.

The State Government will continue to work closely with NDIS providers, the WA disability sector and the National Disability Insurance Agency to understand the real impact of these changes as they are implemented. The tender to source suitable providers for the new service will be released in February on Tenders WA.

In addition to the new job matching service, the State Government has recently implemented the Lower fees, local skills initiative which sees course fees for 34 high priority courses reduced by 50 per cent. These half price courses include the Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care and the Certificate IV in Disability qualifications.

For more information on Lower fees, local skills and a full list of half price courses visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/lowerfees or contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.

"From July 1, 2020, the NDIS Job Matching Service will link employers with jobseekers, including our highly skilled VET graduates, to fill current vacancies and identify future skills needs." said Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. 

Read the Minister's full media statement here


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