13,000 Queensland jobs to come with NDIS scheme

JOB agencies need to be ready for the creation of 13,000 new Queensland jobs when the NDIS scheme rolls out, according to Disability Services Minister Coralee O'Rourke.

When she is in Rockhampton on Monday for the community cabinet, Ms O'Rourke will hold a two-hour Creating jobs for Rockhampton workshop to help agencies do just that.

"Training organisations have to get on board and give people the skills they need to take advantage of these opportunities," Ms O'Rourke said.

"The amazing Karni Liddell, former Australian Paralympian, a Rockhampton girl and Queensland's NDIS spokesperson, will be at the workshop to share her unique insight into what the NDIS will do for agencies, business, the community and people with disability.

"Preparedness is the key to taking full advantage of the NDIS as we get closer to the rollout in July next year, and Queenslanders need to be ready to press Go from day one."

Ms O'Rourke said she would announce the National Disability Insurance Scheme early launch site in coming weeks.

- APN NEWSDESK



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