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The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has led to a new market environment that disability service providers find ourselves operating within.

Now, more than ever, we need to focus on building our capabilities to deal with the impact of the new environment, whilst ensuring the quality standards and human rights of people using disability services are upheld to the highest degree.

NDP and NDS work hand-in-hand to foster strategic partnerships that provide comprehensive evidence-based training and development opportunities to the disability sector. These include eLearning courses, workshops, webinars, and other tools and resources.

Through our continuous improvement approach, member feedback and suggestions, we regularly review our learning and development offerings in order to ensure they are meeting the ever changing needs of our sector. 

As an NDP or NDS member, you can access exclusive member-only content and discounted fees. 


NDP and NDS, with our partners, facilitate a number of in-house and publicly scheduled workshops. These workshops are currently held via Zoom.

Topics include: Conversations that Matter; Consumer Choice, Dignity and Risk; Defensible Documentation, Emerging Leaders; Manual Handling, and Right on Board – Governing and Managing for Human Rights.

In-house workshops

Here are the in-house NDS facilitated workshops currently available to watch. Visit NDS in-house workshops 

Scheduled workshops

These NDS workshops are scxheduled to run online at a set date and time. Visit NDS scheduled workshops


NDP-Selected workshops 

A number of NDS and third-party workshops have been selected for their relevance to disability support workers, allied health practitioners, sole traders, and small businesses in the disability sector. The NDP-selected workshops may be provided by NDS or organisations such as Family Planning, Settlement Services International, private businesses, and others. Explore the NDP-selected workshops  


In this digital age, more and more disability professionals are looking for cost effective, relevant and quality eLearning resources. NDP and NDS have partnered with a range of organisations to bring you a collection of disability specific eLearning assets. 


NDP/NDS and our partner organisations offer a range of individual eLearning assets ranging from Driver Safety, Epilepsy Essentials, Oral Hygiene, Abuse Prevention and Neglect, and Human Rights Training. Explore the eLearning assets 

Workforce Essentials

Workforce Essentials is our flagship person-centred comprehensive online library, mapped to the NDIS Practice Standards. It aims to build the capability of disability professionals to meet the high quality, safe supports, and service standards that people using disability services should expect.

This library provides you with access to over 50 different learning resources specifically for the disability sector. Topics from Induction to Governance; Understand and Preventing Abuse to Medication Management and Work Health and Safety.

Individual Access starts at $300 plus GST per year. Visit the Workforce Essential library 

Selected Online Learning Courses

You have access to a hand-selected range of short online courses to build expert knowledge for your work in the disability sector. 

Courses have been selected from trusted service providers including universities, so you can be assured of quality content.

Topics are grouped into Disability Foundations, Professional Development, and Lifestyle and Wellness

Although these online courses don't get you a qualification, there may be certificates of completion available from the course provider.

These courses may require separate registration and fee from the provider.

Explore the selected Online Learning courses

As a member of National Disability Practitioners, you have access to NDP and NDS member-only webinars — either live or recordings. 

NDS Member webcast

The NDS website contains frequently updated selection of useful webinars relevant to the sector. Visit the NDS member webcast


For valuable information specifically relating to disability support workers, allied health practitioners, sole traders, and more. Explore NDP webinars

Recorded Webinars

Many of the webinars we hold are recorded for viewing again later. These video recordings focus on a range of topics, from delivering quality services to small business matters. Explore the recorded webinars

We have created easy to read downloadable factsheets about many aspects of working in the disability sector. 

 Explore the Factsheets


NDP's Workforce Virtual Conference - Registrations Open!

National Disability Practitioners’ Workforce Virtual Conference 2023 is a one-day online event focusing on the daunting challenges and exciting possibilities of recruiting and retaining staff in the disability sector. This year’s conference, on Tuesday 20 June, will be a great chance to learn how you can deliver the disability workforce of the future. Register now for Early Bird rates.  

Conference themes include:

  • Retention 
  • Innovative workforce sourcing
  • Innovative supervision models
  • Managing workforce in a highly competitive environment
  • Increasing and tracking workforce diversity
  • Increasing workers with disability in provider workforce
  • Developing leaders in disability

Who Should Attend?

With a mix of theory and practice, strategic considerations and issues currently being faced by the disability workforce, the conference will be relevant to everyone working in the disability sector. 

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2023
Time: 10am AEST to 6pm AEST
Location: Online


  • NDS and NDP Member or Organisational Associate: $99 (Early Bird); $119 (standard) 
  • NDS Industry Supporter: $129 (Early Bird); $149 (standard) 
  • Non-member: $179 (Early Bird); $199 (standard) 

All prices are per person and include GST.  

Register before 20 May for Early Bird rates. 

Supporter Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting the virtual conference, find out about our sponsorship and exhibition opportunities by downloading the supporter kit or contact us for a more detailed discussion.

More Info, Sponsorship & Registration