How to use INDUCT FOR WORK to train employees of NDIS registered Providers
If your organisation employs workers, under Section 21(2)(e) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act your organisation must provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to employees so that they can work in a way that is safe and without risks to health. Induct For Work is an online induction platform for employers to instruct, induct and train employees, contractors, visitors and volunteers.
For information about how to register as a Provider please visit NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website
For NDIS Worker Orientation Module – click here
For NDIS provider registration – click here
What is NDIS?
The recently launched National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is intended to replace the former system of disability care which was provided through the National Disability Agreement. Data from the Australian Network on Disability indicates over 4 million people are living with some form of disability in Australia. Through NDIS, about 460,000 Australians under 65 years with a significant or permanent disability will receive funding for services and support.
How NDIS works
Every person with a significant or permanent disability qualifies to enrol as an NDIS participant. Each participant has a plan which lists their goals and the funding they receive. They can then use the funding to achieve their goals including getting and keeping a job or participating in a local community activity.
The help extended to disabled persons is delivered through providers who are required to register with the NDIS Commission. A provider is required to help participants in such things as:-
- Provide them with mobility equipment
- Help them achieve household tasks such as cleaning, grooming, and so on for those who prefer independent living
- Physical therapy and assessments
- Skill development, among others
Technology plays a key role in helping disabled people access provider support. One of the platforms that can prove useful to providers is Induct for Work.
How Induct for Work helps NDIS registered providers
- It accommodates multiple learning styles
Each person is different when it comes to how best they learn and retain information. Some people learn best through listening to audios or watching videos while others prefer reading. Induct for Work accommodates all learning styles.
All courses are provided online and they are accessible 24/7 using various device such as desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
Carrying out online training could go a long way in helping NDIS providers cut down on their operational costs. When carrying out conventional face-to-face training, providers have to mobilise and assemble all workers in a training room. They then have to hire experts who will provide personalised training as well as print out training material. This is not only costly but is also time-consuming.
Through Induct for Work, providers can tailor content for different groups of workers. For instance, one course may be tailored for those who work outdoors while another induction course can be tailored for contractors. The provider can then use the resources that would have been used in one-on-one training for other purposes.
Consistency has always been a flaw in almost all one-on-one training. This is because such training mostly relies on the trainer’s experience, the tone and the number of people delivering the training. Through Induct for Work, NDIS providers are guaranteed that each person participating in the training session receives the same information.
- Providers have full control over the training content
As this is a web-based training system, all providers would have a full control of the content they deliver. They can regulate the information, manage different groups of people and third parties such as therapy providers through the platform’s intuitive interface. Once they create the course, they can easily edit it to add relevant content or delete outdated information. Induct for Work enables providers to create expiry dates on training courses and automate course progress notifications to trainees.
Induct for Work enables providers to track whether their workers meet these requirements without the need for a paper trail. Through the platform, workers can submit other supporting documentation such as licences, certificates, police checks and medical reports.
Online tracking also ensures that all workers repeat their training to ensure compliance. All participants can also be tested by using quizzes.
Progress is digitally recorded. This comes in handy in ensuring that providers stay compliant with the government regulations.
- Reduction of administration overheads
On course completion, participants are awarded with a printable course completion certificate. This along with other details is stored in the cloud and are available at the click of a button. This eliminates the costs associated with maintaining hard copy files.
Online training has several benefits to both NDIS providers and their workers. NDIS providers who choose this platform will, in the end, save time and money. They can also easily create participants’ profiles by adding photos and other information including any files. Courses on Induct for Work are accessible, consistent, convenient, and participants can undertake the courses at their own pace.
Induct for Work has an intuitive interface and is very user-friendly. Register today for a 14-day free trial.