Migrate to Australia: healthcare jobs01 October 2016 by News Desk
Migrate to Australia where the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is creating nationwide job opportunities.
Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services believes increased demand for the new disability support would lead to a surge in job opportunities across Australia.
“It is expected there will be many thousands of new full time jobs created,” she said.
The number of NDIS registered providers in the ACT has nearly doubled in just over two years and the growth has seen a marked rise in demand for skilled and qualified workers.
Continuing growth of this sector will provide many opportunities for those who may be seeking to migrate to Australia.
Migrate to Australia: healthcare jobs
The NDIS is a recent major reform for people with disability in Australia, giving them choice and control over their lives and the disability support they receive.
“People with disability are living more independent lives, engaging with their community, enrolling in education, entering the workforce for the first time or returning to work, and receiving the services and equipment they need,” Ms Prentice said.
“The ACT is on track to be the first State or Territory in Australia to reach full scheme rollout.”
In Canberra, 50,000 people now benefit from the new NDIS scheme.
By June 2019 an additional 1800 local residents under 65 years of age and living with a permanent and significant disability will receive funded support – a 35 per cent increase.
More than $1.2 billion has been invested in the new services and equipment aimed at helping Australians with disability live more independent lives.
The cost of the average care package is $34,831. The expected full Scheme average is $38,600.
The NDIS has been operating in trial sites across the country for more than two years.
From July 2016 the NDIS will be rolling out more widely across Australia. Ultimately, around 460,000 Australians, their families and carers will benefit.
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