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Able-Minded - Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disability

This course is designed to influence, empower and educate a wider population to improve the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disability. You will gain an understanding of the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability, their families, and their healthcare providers. Provider: The University of Queensland.

Decision-making Support: Training for Disability Support Workers

This course caters specifically to support workers working with adults with intellectual disability or acquired brain injury in Australia. It will help you learn about decision-making support and its implementation when working with people with disability. This course is part of a research project to understand whether the course changes knowledge and practices about decision-making support. Provider: Scope

Disability and a Good Life: Thinking through Disability

This course will reflect on what a good life means for you and hear from other people with and without disabilities about their views on what a good life means for them. You will engage in thinking about and discussing contemporary disability issues such as disability politics, history and disability across the life course. Provider: Future Learn.

Disability and a Good Life: Working with Disability

Participants will explore a human rights approach to disability and examine how disability politics and policy, advocacy and activism can inform what we mean by a good life. You will reflect on the meaning and significance of human diversity, inclusion, access and support. Provider: Future Learn.

Enabling Risk: Putting Positives First

​This course provides an introduction to enabling risk. It will introduce ways you can support people with cognitive disabilities, including people with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury, to make choices and be involved in activities that may involve some risk, while minimising potential harm to themselves or others. Provider: La Trobe University

Engaging Families

This online course consists of four modules on client engagement: Building Effective Working Relationships with Clients, Building Further Engagement, Effective Engagement with Aboriginal Clients, and Effective Engagement with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Clients. Provider: NGO Learning Centre.

Every Moment Has Potential

This free online course is a learning resource developed specifically for disability support workers. The resource provides an introduction to Person Centred Active Support - a way of working that enables everyone, no matter their level of intellectual or physical ability, to make choices and participate in meaningful activities and social relationships. You will learn the skills you need to practice Person Centred Active Support in your workplace and the positive outcomes this way of working achieves. Provider: Greystanes and La Trobe University

Foundations for Assisting in Home Care

This course is intended for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide. The course provides an overview of responsibilities and includes concepts and skills involved in working with patients with mental illness, developmental and physical disabilities. Provider: Coursera (Course created by The State University of New York).

Hidden Carers

Many people do not recognise their care of a person with a disability as care, instead seeing it as an extension of their relationship to the person. This course will develop your knowledge and skills to identify hidden carers that may present themselves in social housing. Once identified, your help in connecting these carers to existing services will support them, develop their capacity, and improve their well-being and engagement with their communities.

Human Rights in Disability Services

This course explores what human rights are and how they apply to your work in disability services. Participants will learn key concepts such as what are human rights, who has them, and why they matter in your role. Provider: NDS.

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NDIS & Sole Traders

Are you providing services as a sole trader or in a private practice? This hub will provide you with the basics of working under the NDIS - from quality requirements and registering with the NDIA to price guides, insurance, and record keeping.

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CPD Program

We are offering a voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program to inspire, recognise and support your learning throughout the working year. It’s designed to develop the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your job, and improve your future employability.

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Virtual Conference for Disability Practitioners 

Following the success of our first virtual conference, NDP is pleased to present another exciting opportunity. Learn, develop and connect with other disability practitioners with just a click of a mouse! This event is FREE for NDP members. We're now accepting Expressions of Interests from presenters. 

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