The scheme forms part of the Government’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to abuse of people with disability, and will complement the new national Quality and Safeguarding Framework.
By ensuring workers who care for people with a disability have the right skills, experience and qualifications, we can help protect vulnerable people from harm, and support the development and growth of a quality disability workforce.
A consultation paper has been released for community feedback. The paper has been created with input from people with disabilities, peak disability bodies and unions. It encourages feedback regarding who the new scheme should apply to, how it could be implemented and how it should operate.
People can have their say at forums that will take place across the state in October:
- Wednesday 4 October - The Swanston Melbourne Grand Mercure, 195 Swanston St
- Monday 9 October - RSL, 88 Wyndham St, Shepparton
- Tuesday 10 October - RSL, 109-116 Grey St, Traralgon
- Wednesday 11 October - RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont
- Thursday 12 October - All Seasons, 171-183 McIvor Hwy, Bendigo
There will be three separate sessions held each day:
- 10am - 11.30am: Disability service provider organisations and their peak representative bodies
- 1pm - 2.30pm: Disability workers and their representatives
- 3.30pm - 5pm: People with disability, carers, families and advocates
If you are unable to attend the session most relevant to you, you are welcome to attend another session.
For further details or to register your interest, please visit https://registrationandaccreditation.eventbrite.com.au
See the Registration and accreditation scheme for Victoria's disability workforce webpage on the NDIS website.
To read the consultation paper and learn more, go to Engage Victoria.