In the 2022 Commonwealth Budget, the Australian Government announced that the Disability Employment Services (DES) Program will be extended until June 2025.
As part of the Budget, there will be changes made to DES.
One of the important changes that will be made is a new Quality Framework to guide and measure the quality and continuous improvement of DES.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) put together a discussion paper talking about what the new Quality Framework could look like. DSS invited people and organisations to give feedback on the discussion paper.
Inclusion Australia made a submission to DSS about our recent advocacy on employment and other issues related to DES. We made recommendations about how to make the new Quality Framework better for people with an intellectual disability and their families.
For more information visit: https://engage.dss.gov.au/a-draft-quality-framework-for-the-disability-employment-services-program/
To find out more about the about the DSS discussion paper visit: https://engage.dss.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Discussion-paper-Draft-DES-Quality-Framework.pdf