The Victorian Government has committed to establishing an independent, legislated registration and accreditation scheme for Victoria’s disability workforce. The scheme is intended to spur high quality services for people with disability by ensuring workers have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications.
VALID is concerned that such a scheme might conflict with the NDIS principles of control and choice, and potentially compromise the right of people with a disability to self manage. At the same time, VALID is equally concerned that many people with intellectual disability need the support of a well regulated service sector and the expertise of a well-trained, fully accredited workforce in order to build their capacity for self determination and to realise their potential as equal citizens.
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