The Workforce Gap Analysis Project was identified as critical by industry stakeholders including people with a disability, peak bodies, training organisations, unions and service providers.

It will inform future workforce development for services and supports for people with a disability by identifying the current workforce (2010), desired future workforce (2020) and providing an analysis of the gaps.

Precision Consultancy has been engaged by the Department of Human Services to undertake this work. Consultation with the sector will occur between August 2010 and October 2010. The project will be completed in March 2011. (See  here for more information Call_for_Sector_Input.pdf)

Project Focus

The project includes identifying the current workforce that provides supports and services for people with a disability in department managed and community service organisations. Worker roles in the project include:

  • direct support
  • allied health
  • management and supervision
  • planning and case management roles.

The project will explore the following key questions – by 2020:


1. What are the key factors that will shape the future of work in this area over the next ten years?

2. How do you think expectations of people with a disability will change about the workforce?

3. What skills will the workforce need to respond to changing client needs and future service models?

4. What impact will technology have on the workforce?

5. What other factors should be considered in relation to people with a disability and workers who are:

- Indigenous; - Reside in regional and rural Victoria; or

- From culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds?

If you have ideas about any or all of the above questions you need to respond by 31 October 2010.

Provide a written submission (it can be as formal or informal as you wish) to:

Ms Rosalie Flynn, Precision Consultancy, Suite 2 / level 5, 167-169 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

Email Rosalie Flynn at: 




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Community Services and Health Economic Outlook



Access Economics has released its 2010 Economic Outlook for Victoria's Community
Services and Health Industries Report. The Report is in place of the previously known Industry Drivers Reports.

Download a PDF of the Access Economics Report

Guide for Secretaries and Public Officers of Victorian Incorporated Associations

With support from the Office for the Community Sector, PilchConnect has developed a new 10-part Guide for Secretaries and Public Officers of Victorian Incorporated Associations.

The aim of the Guide is to assist people involved in running an incorporated association in Victoria and complying with the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Vic). The guide provides useful information and practical tools – such as sample documents, checklists, and flowcharts.

The Guide is an adaptation of The Secretary’s Handbook by Prof Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology.


For more information visit


Did you know that you can purchase a DVD to support the delivery of Allied Health Assistant Training?

The NSW DET website skills online has information on how to purchase this product.

The More Skills Better Care is a DVD of ten video clips designed to support training in 14 key allied health assistance competencies from the National Health Training Package HLT07.

 There is also a Trainer Guide included this resource .