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Project to build the capacity of the ACT disability sector workforce

With the transition to the NDIS there is a need to attract and retain a more representative workforce which is also able to operate effectively in the new service purchase and delivery environment.

The Territory released a Request for Proposals in November 2016 seeking a provider to build the capacity of the ACT disability sector workforce through piloting innovative workplace and worker system reform using a collective impact approach and co-designed pilot projects to broadly disperse learnings. The tender closed 19 January 2017 and the project is expected to commence in late March 2017. The project is funded through the Commonwealth NDIS Sector Development Fund.

Joint ACT and NDIA announcement - 19 October 2016

Discussions have occurred between the ACT and the Commonwealth and the NDIA is continuing planning in the ACT. All eligible participants will continue to receive access to the NDIA in line with agreed priority intake plans. The NDIS is not a capped program and priority will be given to participants who have already been made eligible for the scheme.