Allied Health Capability Framework: Disability and Complex Support Needs

Allied health professionals play an important role in delivering the NDIS. To support their work, the Victorian Government has coproduced the Allied health capability framework: disability and complex support needs together with allied health professionals, professional bodies, disability services providers, academics, NDIS advisory bodies and consumers.  

The framework is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of allied health professionals to better provide high-quality, person-centred support that promotes choice and control for people with disability and complex support needs. It will help guide allied health professionals to work ethically and collaboratively across professions and the service systems. 

It’s important that people with disability can find the right services that meet their needs when they need them, especially for people with complex support needs. A consistent framework will help people with disability and their families/carers to choose allied health professionals with knowledge and skills that suit their needs. 

Due in late 2020, free tools and training resources will help to implement the framework by: 

  • helping clinicians understand their professional strengths and areas of growth 
  • supporting the development of career goals 
  • assisting employers to develop workforce plans 
  • tailoring training and development to meet the needs of staff. 

The project is part of Keeping our sector strong https://www.vic.gov.au/victorias-workforce-plan-ndis - Victoria’s workforce plan for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

To receive updates about this project, email the Allied Health Workforce Team Alliedhealthworkforce@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Or you can go to Disability services sector - coronavirus (COVID-19) on the DHHS Coronavirus website to find more information and resources on coronavirus for disability workers. 

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