Briefing Paper: Going backwards: How NDIS workforce arrangements are undermining
19 September 2023
The objects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (Cth) (NDIS Act) include to ‘enable people with disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports’, and to support their ‘independence and social and economic participation’. [...] time, training, peer support and supervision)—is recognised and articulated in detail in NDIS quality and safeguarding policies, guides and codes, including the NDIS Workforce Capability Framework and the NDIS Code of Conduct.19 Evidence from Australian and international studies suggest the well-being of workers and/or the quality of their jobs is strongly connected to the quality of support and c. [...] Nevertheless, there is very little alignment between job and skills requirements for home care workers in the SCHADS award, and the capability and knowledge requirements and expectations of an NDIS support worker articulated in the NDIS Capability Framework and the NDIS Code of Conduct. [...] The aspects of work with which NDIS workers report highest satisfaction are the job role and content.43 On the margins: Employees of NDIS participants, and contractors and platform workers The NDIS has led to growth in the phenomenon of support workers who do not work as employees of service providers but are either directly employed by NDIS participants or are contractors to NDIS participants or. [...] The NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025 states ‘it will be crucial for governments and industry to provide support to embed the attitudes, behaviours, skills and knowledge described in the NDIS Workforce Capability Framework in the workforce’.76 Examination of the capability and knowledge expectations of NDIS-funded support workers makes clear the necessity and importance of workers having acce.