Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today welcomed a $10 million investment for students to learn new skills that will support the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Mr Elliott said over the past four years students studying to be carers and welfare workers in NSW have increased by 38 per cent and 33 per cent respectively.
“The government will continue to protect the most vulnerable in our community by investing in 2,000 additional training places in courses including Disability, Community Services, Auslan and Aged Care,” Mr Elliott said.
“The roll out of the NDIS needs skills and dedicated workers in Baulkham Hills so a priority for the government is ensuring we train students to meet that need.
“The NDIS rollout will require an additional 25,000 workers and that includes positions in Baulkham Hills.
“This investment will increase opportunities for students to learn new skills in health and community services, and provide a clear pathway to secure a job that will start their career in a sector of high demand,” Mr Elliott said.
“This investment will build on the work being done by the NSW Government to support the rollout of the Scheme that will ensure we have the staff, with the skills and qualification to meet this demand,” Mr Elliott said.
The NSW Government also announced today that in 2016, all students with a disability will be eligible for free vocational education and training courses on the NSW Skills List, regardless of whether it is a first or subsequent qualification.
“Recognising the special circumstances of people with a disability, these adjustments mean even more people can access fee-free training that will reduce red tape for training providers and students alike,” Mr Elliott said.