NDIS Workforce Development

Victoria’s mental health workforce has undergone significant change and transformation. Our MHV NDIS Workforce Development (Psychosocial Capabilities) Project will focus on building the foundational mental health capabilities and recovery oriented practices of frontline NDIS workers. The project is supported by DHHS NDIS Transition Support funding.

The project will help meet a growing and urgent need to provide training for NDIS providers and workers offering psychosocial disability supports. And will help ensure a recovery oriented focus is translated into the NDIS worker role. 

The project will develop and deliver a suite of learning and development programs for support workers, support coordinators and supervisors. The programs will tailor learning for this mostly mobile and time-poor workforce by delivering programs in accessible and innovative ways. This will incorporate digital, mobile and micro learning, new models of supervision and on the job learning supports.  400-500 free training places will be rolled out in 2020.

This project builds on the success of the 2018 Pilot Project, Recovery-Oriented Practice Resources for providing NDIS Psychosocial Supports. The report is available here.

This project upholds the important value of collaboration. We welcome interested NDIS providers, workers, participants, carers and others to engage in the project as part of the Project Working Group, through Co-design workshops or to take up free training places in 2020.

The project runs from May 2019 to April 2021.

For more information read our Project Summary, or contact Louise Alexander, Research, Project and Learner Support Officer, email l.alexander@mhvic.org.au or phone 03 9519 7000.