Find out how the NDIS works and how you can become NDIS qualified.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new disability support program intended to replace and expand on existing policies. The NDIS will focus on providing personalised innovative care to people with a disability across the entirety of Australia with the full rollout expected to be completed by 1st July 2019. As the NDIS continues to develop, the number of participants that will receive care is expected to double reaching 140,000 in New South Wales alone!
How does the NDIS work?
The NDIS allows both participants and carers to express their preferences, hobbies, requirements and goals to ensure they are suitably matched. The well-being of both the client and carer is taken into consideration to allow for an effective and valuable care system to be implemented. As the market continues to grow, the NDIS will continue to collate data on such preferences and needs and use this information to adequately allocate and train disability support workers.
The future of the NDIS
As the NDIS continues to develop, the demand for qualified disability support workers will grow. In New South Wales alone, the number of carers required to meet demand is expected to almost double to 48,400 – 59,200. The growth in workforce will be met by an extra investment of $3.4 allowing disability support workers and their clients to benefit from the NDIS.
How do I become NDIS qualified?
The best way to stand out from other candidates and become more attractive to future employers is to obtain either a Certificate III in Disability Support/Individual Support (Ageing) or Certificate IV in Community Services. Each NDIS course will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively provide support to those in your care.