Background

Ensuring that people with disability have access to enough disability workers with the needed values, capabilities and skills to meet their support needs has been identified as one of the main challenges for the success of the NDIS.

The disability workforce is a system of multiple cross sector stakeholders in which the actions of any one shapes the responses and actions of all the others. Therefore, no single policy, government department, organisation or program can tackle this challenge alone. It requires all individuals to work together, and collectively take responsibility to find solutions.

Approach

The Workforce Impact Collective (WIC) initiative uses a Collective Impact approach. This brings together and supports individuals and organisations with diverse perspectives, insights and ideas to collectively develop a shared vision and agenda for action, to pilot innovative workplace and worker system reforms, and share the learning.

The ACT Government (funded by the Commonwealth NDIS Sector Development Fund) tasked National Disability Services (NDS) to facilitate this process. The Workforce Impact Collective is responsible for setting the common agenda and supporting practical solutions and shared learning in this initiative.

From now until August 2019 the Workforce Impact Collective will work together in a coordinated approach to build on existing efforts, honour current efforts and engage established organisations/groups/initiatives that align with the aim of this initiative.

Getting Involved

If you would like to become part of the ACT Workforce Impact Collective then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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