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HumanAbility Receives Further Funding to Establish New Jobs and Skills Council

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HumanAbility, a not-for-profit, industry-led organisation, is thrilled to announce that it has secured Stage 2 funding from the Commonwealth Government to become the jobs and skills council for the vital industries of health & human services, aged & disability support, sport & recreation, and early childhood education.  

This significant achievement marks a new milestone in HumanAbility’s mission to foster industry growth and champion a skilled workforce for a brighter future. 

With the federal government’s trust and support, HumanAbility will play a pivotal role in advancing education and workforce development accross the caring and support sectors.  

Today, the organisation launches their new website, inviting stakeholders to join them in engaging with their work to revolutionise the way they will collectively work on the issues and challenges facing our industries, and create programs that will advance and develop a vital workforce. 

“Our vision at HumanAbility is rooted in our unwavering commitment to community well-being,” said Rob Bonner, Interim Chief Executive Officer at HumanAbility. 

As a jobs and skills council, HumanAbility will spearhead programs that fortify Australia’s vocational education and training system, forging collaboration between governments, industry, and education providers.  

Their areas of focus include strategic workforce planning, development of training products aligned with industry standards, contribution to the implementation and promotion of vocational education and training, and acting as industry stewards to provide invaluable insights into industry issues and opportunities within the national training system. 

“We are determined to drive transformative change in skills creation and development, fostering an adaptable and innovative workforce for the future,” added Bonner. 

HumanAbility’s programs and initiatives will be driven by our core values, which include Care, Innovation, and Collaboration.  

“We are deeply concerned about the well-being of individuals and the sectors we support, and we encourage innovative thinking and continuous improvement in skills education and workforce development,” said Bonner.  

“Furthermore, we look forward to fostering partnerships and collaborations with industry stakeholders, government bodies, and educational institutions to ensure the success of our initiatives.” 


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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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