Applications open for Variety Heart scholarships

It’s time to apply for a Variety Heart Scholarship.  Variety supports children living with disability, chronic illness, geographic isolation and financial hardship, by providing practical equipment, programs and care, chief executive, David Sexton told F2L. “Variety’s vision is for all Australian children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background,” he said. Scholarships […]

House with No Steps enters Virtual Reality

House with No Steps plans to develop Virtual Reality-based learning tools for disability support workers. The disability services provider has been awarded $200,000 from the National Disability Services Innovative Workforce Fund to develop prototype VR tools in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact in a 12-month project. The prototype to be developed is intended […]

Disability workforce gets funding hike

Disability organisations will share nearly $2.9 million to boost the disability workforce.  A total of 21 projects would receive grants of up to $200,000 under the first round of the Innovative Workforce Fund as part of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  The variety of projects funded under this round are a […]

Out now: First Australian Disability Workforce Report

First report from disability workforce frontline paints an interesting picture of a rapidly growing sector. It is the first public report to analyse Workforce Wizard and carecareers data to reveal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-related trends in the disability workforce that is experimenting with work arrangements and recruitment approaches. Australia’s capacity to provide a quality workforce […]

Deadline approaches for NDIA review

NDIA review request to Assistive Technology (AT) stakeholders drawing to a close. In June, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) CEO, David Bowen, wrote to all stakeholders to inform them that it was conducting a review to improve the way the NDIA interacts with participants and providers. ATSA executive officer David Sinclair said several conversations with AT […]

ATSA Expo to make its debut in WA

Assistive Technology Suppliers Independent Living Expo will make its first appearance in Perth in 2018. This leading exhibition of products and services for the disability and rehabilitation sectors will be held at the Claremont Showground from May 30-31, 2018 and follows the Melbourne Expo on May 16-17. The ATSA expos are a showcase of assistive […]