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More on OTs Wanting to Work in NSW Government Schools

On 01 October the NSW Department of Education (DoE) hosted a market briefing at their Parramatta office as it seeks to establish a Specialist Allied Health Service to Schools – Pre-Qualification Scheme.

At the briefing were Sophie-Anna Barling, Co-Chair OTA NSW & ACT Paediatric special interest group, NSW Divisional Councillor Hannah Snell and Eddie Ripard OTA Manager NSW & ACT.

The briefing was recorded by the DoE and will be available soon from e-tendering.

Also available for download is a copy of the presentation, it contains useful information about the scheme.

Some of the key points:

  • The scheme is not mandatory and schools can continue with current providers if they choose
  • Funding is through school budgets, it is not funded through the NDIS
  • The initial term of the scheme is 36mths from Feb 2020 and while there is only one intake advertised at present it is possible there may be more intakes in future

For more information and a copy of the presentation please click here.

EOI applications are now open and note the closing date and time – 17 October 2019 3.00pm

All questions, clarifications and enquiries about the scheme can be directed to E: pstenders@det.nsw.edu.au

OTA members note - the next meeting of the NSW/ACT paediatric special interest group is being held on 15 October at Qualia Therapy, Hunters Hill Sydney.  This pre-qualification scheme will be amongst the topics for discussion.  Members can participate either in person or via ZOOM videoconference.  Free for members, registrations close 11 October.  For more info and to register click here

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