Preparing to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme

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Preparing to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Federal Government has announced that preparations for the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme continue to progress, with locations for regional offices secured in each of the launch sites.

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The Federal Government has announced that preparations for the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continue to progress, with locations for regional offices secured in each of the launch sites.

Offices in Charlestown in New South Wales, Geelong in Victoria, Elizabeth and St Mary’s in South Australia and Devonport, Launceston and Hobart in Tasmania have been secured by the National Disability Launch Transition Agency and will open their doors when the scheme starts in July 2013.
 
The regional offices will be where many people make first contact with the Agency to determine their eligibility for NDIS support, find information about disability supports or plan the supports they receive, based on their individual needs.

Staffing

The NDIS will be hiring around 220 people as Agency staff or contractors in the regional offices by July 2013.
Agency planner positions — for people to work with NDIS participants to identify the supports they need to help them achieve their goals and aspirations — were advertised nationally last week, with more jobs to be advertised in coming weeks.

The Agency is committed to becoming a model employer for people with disability and is specifically encouraging people with disability to apply. See the advertised Agency jobs.

The media release noted: ‘The Gillard Government has invested $1 billion in the first stage of the NDIS, which will provide support to more than 20,000 people with significant and permanent disabilities.’

The first stage will start in five launch sites across the country — the Hunter in New South Wales, the Barwon area of Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania from July 2013, and the Australian Capital Territory from July 2014.
 
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