8 ways to be better at your job in the NDIS industry

By MPD Training
NDIS providers

"Learning never exhausts the mind"

Often when professional training is discussed in the NDIS industry for carers, support workers, managers and disability staff, the many benefits of training come up in conversation. While the plethora of benefits makes training worth investing in, it’s also important to understand the consequences of not implementing the training into your business plan.

Neglecting to implement training in your business essentially means neglecting all areas of your organization. Training is absolutely critical for running a successful business. By not training your employees you can affect their productivity, safety, and the overall well-being of your organization not to mention the on flow affects lack of training can have on your clients and participants which could also lead to negligence litigation. It’s time to start taking your training and upskilling of staff more seriously. Explore our upcoming webinars and courses now. 

Examples of some professional development opportunities might include: 

  •   Joining a project without a team leader
  •   Receiving a request to lead a client presentation
  •   Learning about a new industry conference or networking event
  •   Your company is introducing a new non-compulsory training program
  •   Receiving news your direct supervisor is leaving your company

Examples of some benefits of professional development might include:

  •   Learning information or skills that can help you do your job more efficiently
  •   Learning information or skills that can prepare you for a new role
  •   Updating your knowledge or skills to keep you relevant in your industry
  •   Developing your thinking to help you become more creative and innovative
  •   Demonstrating your motivation and interest in self-growth to colleagues
  •   Gaining new skills and qualifications for your resume
  •   Gaining new skills and qualifications can help you secure higher wages
  •   Breaking your routine and making life more interesting and fulfilling
  •   Making new professional contacts that can help you during your career

Okay so we've covered some of the why but now let's actually look at HOW someone working in the NDIS, disability, aged care, allied health, health and human services industry might go about finding some great professional development opportunities. 


1. Set professional goals

2. Search online for development opportunities

3. Publicise your plans for professional development

4. Develop a strong professional network

5. Get a mentor

6. Mentor someone else

7. Read widely

8. Write regularly


It’s time to start taking control of your future career growth! My Provider Directory offers NDIS specific webinars, masterclasses and online short courses, view upcoming course dates now. 

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