Training set for new era of the NDIS
THE Mossman Community Centre and Far North Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd are pleased to announce their successful partnership in obtaining funding for two Certificate III Individual Support (Disabilities) Courses through the Skilling Queensland for Work program.
“This new course recently introduced coincides well with the announcement of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout in July 2018,” Ms Liz Ross, proprietor of Far North Training and Consultancy (FNTC) said.
“What this means to the Douglas Shire is that, with the federal and state governments agreeing on the NDIS for this state, more than 91,000 Queenslanders will be able to access services and equipment though this new program,” Ms Ross said.
A shortage of trained staff has been identified as a signifi- cant issue with the introduction of NDIS and these training programs will start to address this shortfall in this Shire.
“The NDIS is a new way of providing support to people with disabilities,” Ms Ross said.
“It is a whole-of-life approach that represents a major reform in the provision of disability services and we need to have more trained staff to meet these needs,” she said.
According to Ms Kerrie Jamieson, Chairman of the Mossman Community Centre, the Shire will benefit enormously from this injection of funds to train locals in this area of support provision.
An NDIS project & policy officer