NDIS Workforce Development

Victoria’s mental health workforce has undergone significant change and transformation. Our MHV NDIS Workforce Development (Psychosocial Capabilities) Project focuses 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.

Do you or your organisation provide supports to NDIS participants with psychosocial disability? If so, then apply now for your FREE psychosocial learning places now! Applications are open from 14 May to 1 June 2020. Any Victorian worker, supervisor or organisation can apply, including sole traders. This year the program is limited to 600 free learning places. For more information about the learning program click here for Frequently Asked Questions. Submit your application via SurveyMonkey here.

This project is developing and delivering a suite of learning and development programs for support workers, support coordinators and team leaders/supervisors. The programs 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, remote supervision and on the job learning supports. 600 free training places are available to apply for in 2020.

This project upholds the important value of collaboration. Our Project Working Group includes a NDIS participant and carer, and representatives from VMIAC, DHHS, NDS, seven NDIS providers and St Vincent's Mental Health. Eight co-design workshops have been held with people with a psychosocial disability and a NDIS plan, carers of people with a psychosocial disability and a NDIS plan, Support Workers and Support Coordinators working with people with a psychosocial disability, and NDIS Team Leaders / Supervisors and Managers.

The project runs from May 2019 to April 2021.

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.

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

Project updates:

Project update #1 - November 2019

Project update #2 - May 2020