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Mallee communities encouraged to start retraining now for NDIS jobs

Tuesday – 13 September 2016

Murray and Mallee

The State Government is encouraging local people considering entering the booming disability services industry to start upskilling now.

The State Government today visited disability services provider CARA in Murray Bridge. CARA is an organisation planning to expand as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out.

CARA, which has four disability homes in Murray Bridge, has taken on four new employees in the town this week.

The NDIS is forecast to significantly increase the number of disability services jobs in the Murray Bridge and Murray Mallee region, with as many as 650 full-time roles to be created once the scheme is fully rolled out in mid-2018.

Background

The NDIS will transform the disability sector in South Australia for participants and service providers. Almost double the number of people living with a disability in South Australia will have access to services through the NDIS.

The State Government will contribute more than $720 million to the scheme each year, once it’s fully rolled out.

For more information about employment and training opportunities in the disability sector, call the WorkReady information line on 1800 506 266 or visit www.skills.sa.gov.au

You can also search for a jobactive provider at www.jobactive.gov.au or directly approach disability service providers.

For more information about the NDIS go to: www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.