The Disability Skills Portfolio Scoping Project
Associate Professor Darryn Snell, Associate Professor Victor Gekara and Dr. Fiona Macdonald have recently completed a research project funded by the National Disability Services (NDS) which considers the opportunities for adopting a skills passport for the disability support workforce. The project considered if a ‘skills passport’ or ‘skills portfolio’ approach could benefit the disability sector and, if so, what particular approach would be most appropriate and desirable to meet the needs of all interested disability sector stakeholders. It considered in particular whether a Disability Skills Passport would address the specific challenges facing the industry following implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which has led to a rapid expansion of jobs in disability services. The final report presents the findings of this study which includes a detailed discussion of how ‘skills passport’ approaches have been adopted in other industries across a range of countries.
2019 - 2020, Muchiri, MK & Rametse, NM, ‘Business Literacy and Entrepreneurial Skills Training for African Australian Small Businesses’, funded by Small Business Victoria, Victoria State Government.
2019 - 2020, ‘Queensland lived experience workforce development framework’, funded by Queensland Mental Health Commission (Louise Byrne & Lena Wang)
2019, Darryn Snell, Transitioning from one industry to another, Nightlife, ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Coorporation
2018 – 2020, ‘LGBTI Leadership Program Evaluation’, funded by Victoria’s Department of Premier & Cabinet (Lena Wang, Raymond Trau, & Vanessa Cooper)
2018 – 2019, ‘An evidence-based capability development framework for Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, funded by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (Lena Wang, Pauline Stanton, Haiying Kang)
2018: Darryn Snell, Victor Gekara and Fiona Macdonald, The Disability Skills, Portfolio Scoping Project, National Disability Services
2017, ‘Riding roughshod: The removal of quad bikes from WA Emergency Services’. John L. Alford Case Library at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). (Belinda Cham, Lena Wang, Karina Jorritsma, & Wayne Gregson)
2016 - 2019: Victor Gekara, Darryn Snell, Alemayehu Molla and Stan Karaniosis, Demand for Digital skills for Australia’s Digital Economy, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
2016-2018: Rametse, NM & Muchiri, MK, ‘Empowering African Australian Women through Leadership Development, and Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship’, funded by City of Melbourne Council.
2016-2017: Sablok, G & Muchiri, MK, ‘Strategic Organisational Analysis for Security International Services Pty Ltd’, funded by Security International Services Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria.
2016: Darryn Snell and Victor Gekara, Challenges and Opportunities in the Auto Skills Transition, Victoria State Government
2014 - 2016: Darryn Snell and Victor Gekara, Cross-Sector Skills Transferability, Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Economy, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
2013 - 2014: Victor Gekara, Darryn Snell and Prem Chhetri, Workforce Sustainability: Assessing the Situation and Implications of an Ageing Workforce in the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry, Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC)