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This online program is designed to facilitate the rapid advancement of frontline and mid-level managers in the disability sector. Disability Emerging Leader Program aims to set a new standard in the provision of work-based, outcome-driven management development.

Program modules have been aligned to the NDIS Disability Capability Framework and will integrate sector specific resources where applicable.

Who is this designed for?

This program is designed for people who are developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts. For example, office coordinatora, leading hands, or supervisors.

Program Outline 

The program is broken into five themes, each containing two to three modules:
  • People and Performance
  • Business Planning and Networks
  • Workplace Relationships
  • Leading Innovation
  • Focus on Customers

Upon completion of the eLearning content for each module, participants are assigned a 'Research Tasks & Workplace Application' activity. This activity provides an opportunity to apply the learning in the workplace.

The 'Research Tasks & Workplace Application' activities provide time to reflect on the content, as well as your own experiences, and work habits.

Participants are also required to complete a workplace business improvement initiative that runs across the duration of the program. This key activity is supported by scheduled mentoring sessions.

Learning Outcomes

Learn how to:
  • Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • Implement an operational plan
  • Promote innovation
  • Lead effective workplace relationships and teams, and
  • Implement customer service strategies.

You will gain proficiency in managing projects and developing work priorities, as well as skills for planning and completing your own work on time and on schedule.

Training Details


  • 40 weeks
The program combines Business Courses, Videos, Business Impact and Challenge series from Skillsoft’s eLearning content, which has milestones and due dates over 10 to 12 months. The content is designed to allow for individual learning needs and experience, so the student can fast track their learning to suit their needs and ability. You will have a full 12 months access to the eLearning content regardless of whether you finish earlier.

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is delivered via ALA’s online Training Portal and can be completed at your own pace. Recommended timelines and milestones are provided to keep you on track. Learners have access to facilitators and mentors throughout the period in addition to two formal phone/web based mentoring sessions.


Desirae French is currently working with managers and their staff to deliver and support a range of nationally accredited leadership and management programs. These are designed to enhance both individual and corporate productivity, performance and profitability outcomes.


  • $3,300 per participant discounted rate for NDS members
  • $3,500 per participant non-member

This fee includes all course materials, assessments and 12 months access to global eLearning content (GST exempt).

Nationally Recognised Training - Australasian Leadership Academy


Provided by

NDS has partnered with Australasian Leadership Academy (ALA) to deliver the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management | Disability Emerging Leaders Program. 

Qualifications are conferred by Australasian Leadership Academy Pty Ltd.

ALA is a National Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41012). 


For more information and enrolment 

Visit the course website page for more details, a course brochure, and enrolment details.


More info & enrolment