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Allied health workforce development for participant-led services: structures for student placements in the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Consumer choice Allied health National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Health practitioners Disability services People with disability Australia

Health, disability, and community services are increasingly transitioning from government-led to participant-led funding models, which intend to increase choice and control for service users. Allied health practitioners, who provide many frontline services within the resultant marketised environment, must adjust their knowledge and skills to meet participants’ expectations. However, future workforce strategies to address allied health student capabilities to provide these services have received limited attention. This study explored shifting understandings and practices related to allied health student placements during the implementation of a participant-led funding model within the Australian disability sector: the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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