Media Release: Newcastle software company Pegasus chosen to develop National Disability Services Skills Passport
21 April 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA: Newcastle software company Pegasus has been chosen by National Disability Services (NDS) as the technology partner in the creation of a digital skills passport to be piloted in Western Australia beginning February 2021.
The Disability Skills Passport, a collaboration between the WA Department of Communities and the National Disability Services (NDS), will increase the portability of training qualifications for workers and help fast track employment in the growing disability sector, while providing a quality assurance mechanism for service providers and people with disability who employ their own workers.
Pegasus are workforce management experts, with the safety and competency of 3.5 million workers from more than 70,000 contracting companies managed in its cloud-based software.
With a proven track record of providing industry-based solutions for worker competency, Pegasus was selected to develop the Disability Skills Passport which is being piloted with organisations that are representative of the range of disability service providers in WA.
“As a tech organisation, to be able to give the industry visibility of skillsets for those who support people with disability is the most value we at Pegasus can provide,” said Pegasus Chief Sales Officer, Jo Dixon.
“On top of giving assurance to people with disability and their family members that support is being provided by skilled people, the passport will also provide a rich data source to guide any future investment as the sector grows.”
“The aggregated data gathered will provide accurate information which can help answer the questions for the sector: What is the level of training among the workforce? Do we have enough skilled workers? How old is our workforce? Are there career pathways available?”
In the initial pilot which began in February 2021, the modules included for worker skills are: Awareness of Choking, Aspiration and Dysphagia, Medication Support, Person-Centred Daily Living Supports, Manual Handling, and Occupational Safety and Health. It is anticipated that the Passport will be available more broadly from July 2021.
“The development and implementation of a Skills Passport for the WA disability services workforce is expected to improve the ease of movement for staff within the sector, reduce duplication of training costs borne by providers and expedite the on-boarding process,” said National Disability Services, WA State Manager Julie Waylen.
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The leading cloud-based workforce management solution, Pegasus delivers insight, connects networks, and keeps workforces safe on site. From origins in the Hunter Valley mining industry in Australia, we have developed our intuitive software to answer industry challenges about workforce safety, competence, training, and insight. Pegasus connects a competent workforce on over 700 sites, verifying the safety and skills of 3.5 million workers from over 70,000 companies for industry leaders including Woolworths, Lendlease, Visy, Aurizon, and Yancoal. Pegasus is trusted to ensure safe and qualified workers for construction, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, government, retail, facilities management, utilities, ports, and oil and gas.