Victorian Government role and investment

 

Victorian Government investment in NDIS

Under the NDIS, around 105,000 Victorians will get access to disability services. This means that by the time the scheme is fully operational in 2019, Victoria will invest $2.5 billion a year in the NDIS.

The Federal Government will also contribute $2.6 billion a year and any additional costs.

$10 million for the Transition Support Package

The Victorian Government is providing $10 million for the Transition Support Package to help Victorians with disability, and their families, disability workers and service providers transition to the NDIS.

The funding has been allocated to a range of diverse organisations representing people with a disability, disability workers, providers, unions, and advocates.

Many disability fields are represented by these organisations and reflect the diversity in the sector.

The following organisations will work throughout Victoria to identify and deliver practical and targeted resources to help people adapt to the new NDIS environment.

  • National Disability Services Victoria
  • Self Advocacy Resource Unit
  • VALiD
  • Youth Disability Advocacy Service
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
  • Carers Victoria
  • Tandem Carers
  • VICSERV
  • Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council
  • Women with Disabilities Victoria
  • Young People in Nursing Homes National Alliance
  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Municipal Association of Victoria
  • Victorian Healthcare Association
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
  • Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter)

$26 million investment in the disability workforce

The Victorian Government is investing $26 million* to transform the disability workforce in Victoria as part of the transition to the NDIS.

Keeping our sector strong: Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS ensures that Victoria has a world-class disability workforce as the state transitions to the NDIS.

It will give disability workers new skills, greater diversity in job roles, and the opportunity to do more exciting and valued work that has a direct impact on the lives of others.

The Plan includes $2.6 million for the Future Social Service Institute, a unique collaboration between the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS), RMIT University, and the Victorian Government.

The Institute will design world-best education programs, help train the workforce of the future, research emerging reform trends and opportunities, and empower not-for-profits to reorient to a global market.

As Victoria rolls out the NDIS, attracting and retaining workers with the right skills, values, and attitudes will be crucial to deliver more and better support for people with disability.

*The Federal Government will also contributeing $2.6 billion a year and any additional costs.