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Registration and accreditation scheme for Victoria's disability workforce

The Victorian Government is seeking community views on the key features of an independent legislated registration and accreditation scheme for Victoria’s disability workforce. A consultation paper is published on Engage Victoria and is open for comment until 5pm, Friday 20 October 2017.

The scheme will protect vulnerable people from harm and support the development and growth of a quality disability workforce, by ensuring workers who care for people with disability have the right skills, experience and qualifications. To provide your feedback, visit: engage.vic.gov.au/registrationandaccreditation.

Purpose of the Consultation Paper

The Victorian Government understands that quality of services and safety for both people with disability and staff are paramount. 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.

The Government wants your feedback on the key features of the Victorian registration and accreditation scheme and how it should operate. This includes:

  • who the scheme should apply to
  • how the scheme could be applied
  • what the functions of the scheme should be
  • how costs may impact the value of the scheme
  • operational features
  • implementation considerations

Consultation sessions

Consultation sessions will be held in the following locations, commencing Wednesday 4 October 2017:

  • Melbourne CBD - Wednesday 4 October
    The Swanston Melbourne Grand Mercure, 195 Swanston Street
  • Shepparton - Monday 9 October
    RSL, 88 Wyndham Street, Shepparton
  • Traralgon - Tuesday 10 October
    RSL, 109-116 Grey Street, Traralgon
  • Geelong - Wednesday 11 October
    RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Rodd, Belmont
  • Bendigo - Thursday 12 October
    All Seasons, 171-183 McIvor Highway, Bendigo

The Government is particularly interested in hearing from the following groups during these consultations, however anyone interested is encouraged to attend:

  • people with disability, carers, families and advocates
  • disability workers and their representatives
  • disability service provider organisations and their peak representative bodies

Register your interest