As a disability service provider, training presents you with a major – and constantly growing – challenge.
On the one hand, budgets across the sector are coming under ever-greater pressure. On the other hand, a highly-skilled, confident workforce is the key to attracting and retaining clients – and to building and maintaining your reputation as a provider of excellent support and service.
NDIS: An additional challenge
You already work hard to ensure every member of your team has full mastery of essential skills, from first aid to disability awareness. That means providing both initial training to new recruits, and regular refresher courses to the entire workforce, to keep everyone on track and up-to-date in all these core disciplines.
But with the NDIS now in full rollout, there’s a suite of new skills your team members need to master, including customer service, community inclusion and leadership.
For learning and development managers that means making savvy decisions in order to stretch the overburdened budget even further.
Boost your budget with funded training
The good news is, there are various sources of funding available that can help you cover the costs of all the training your team now requires – so you can meet all your NDIS obligations, and provide the excellent level of service so crucial to your success within the competitive disability sector.
You may be able to access funding for both full and partial nationally recognised certificate programs.
Practical help from the training experts
Here at Training Alliance, we are committed to supporting a highly skilled workforce across the sector, and we fully understand the challenges you face in meeting your learning and development goals in the current environment.
That’s why we offer both skilled advice and practical support, to help you access a variety of funding in order to meet your NDIS readiness training needs. We’ll work on your behalf to access funding so you can:
- Provide new staff with core skills for their roles as disability support practitioners
- Upskill experienced support workers and team leaders
- Develop new skills in community inclusion for experienced staff
- Provide essential skills and strategies for staff identified to move into leadership roles
- Provide training for subsidised traineeships
To support a highly skilled workforce in our sector, we apply for funding from various sources to make training affordable and sometimes even cost neutral. See below for information about the various sources of funding we may be able to access on your behalf.
These funding options are for nationally recognised training.
NDIS readiness funded* skill sets
Skill sets are a cluster of nationally recognised training units of competency available for a limited time to support the sector workforce transition to the NDIS.
If a full certificate is a future goal, these units can be recognised towards the relevant certificate course.
Talk to us about the units we recommend for each skill set. Skill sets we offer include:
- Induction skill set for new staff – Certificate III in Individual Support skill set
Delivered over 4 days, typically spread across several weeks, plus one day workplace observation (some units may have an online component)
- Upskill team leaders and experienced staff – Certificate IV in Disability skill set
Delivered over 5 days, typically spread across several weeks, plus one day workplace observation (some units may have an online component).
- Implementing person-centred approaches- Certificate IV in Disability skill set
Delivered over 4 days, typically spread across several weeks, plus one day workplace observation
- Managers and team leaders or staff identified with potential to move into a leadership role – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management skill set
Delivered over 3 days, typically spread across several weeks – can be scheduled to meet your business needs
*Funding is subject to application and approval by Training Services NSW
Employer incentive funding
We help organisations access employer incentive funding for eligible staff and assist in the application process.
Smart and Skilled funding
Smart and Skilled is a NSW State Government initiative to help people gain skills and knowledge and advance their careers.
Through Smart and Skilled eligible participants can access training that is subsidised by the NSW Government.
Job seeker programs
We also offer job seeker programs that are funded under Smart and Skilled. These programs are partial qualifications that include work experience to provide job seekers with the skills to start a new career in the disability sector.
To find out more:
Discuss the best options for you by calling Training Alliance on:
+61 2 9975 8715 or +61 299758721
For participants in nationally recognised training:
- All participants in nationally recognised training need to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). If you don’t already have one, you will need to apply for a USI (Unique Student Identifier) on the USI website.
- Please read the Student Guide to Nationally Recognised Training