Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on NDIS Inquiry into NDIS Workforce

In August 2021, Mental Health Australia, Community Mental Health Australia and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia made a second joint submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Inquiry into the NDIS Workforce. This submission provided an update to our previous joint submission made to the same inquiry in May 2020 (and available here), this time focusing on the recently released NDIS National Workforce Plan. The submission highlights issues not addressed in the NDIS National Workforce Plan such as the collection of accurate data about the workforce, addressing inadequacies of current pricing assumptions and improving the capacity for workplaces and individuals to invest time in training and development. It also makes recommendations designed to support a psychosocial disability workforce for the future including the creation of a National Centre for Workforce Development and a professional association for peer workers.

Erin Stewart
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