Engaging CALD Communities

A key reason why CALD communities do not access disability services at the same rate as the broader population is that they are often not aware of the services that exist or what their entitlements are under the NDIS. Service providers therefore cannot rely on people from culturally diverse backgrounds walking through the door, but instead need to have targeted strategies in order to engage and build relationships with CALD communities. This 2-hr online workshop will assist you in planning and implementing an engagement process for the communities you work with. Provided by Settlement Services International. FREE for NDIS providers.

Thursday 13th of May 2021 11:00:00 AM

Fundamentals of culturally responsive practice

This 2-hour online workshop explores the role of cultural beliefs and values, unconscious bias and different cultural explanatory models of disability when working with service users and colleagues. Provided by Settlement Services International. FREE for NDIS providers. Please note: this workshop is running throughout May and June. Click the register button for dates.

Health and Safety Representatives Community of Practice

NDS, in partnership with WorkSafe Victoria, is running an online Community of Practice (CoP) for Health and Safety Representatives at disability service organisations. Registration and further details is available from the NDS website

Infection Prevention and Control Community Of Practice

The Infection Prevention and Control Community of Practice is open to anyone with direct infection prevention and control responsibilities. The aim of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for shared discussion of the actions, resources and training needs required within this evolving environment, and to identify emerging issues and concerns and how these can be addressed effectively. This will be an interactive meeting format and service providers with specific issues for discussion are invited to identify these in advance with Heather McMinn. Run via Zoom

Tuesday 11th of May 2021 11:00:00 AM

Is your website fast enough?

Around May 2021, all indications are that Google will put more emphasis on the time it takes for a web page’s main content to load. An ideal speed is 2.5 seconds or faster - that’s fast! This update will also take into consideration the time it takes for a page to become interactive. Provided by ConnectingUp. Cost $30

Wednesday 30th of June 2021 11:00:00 AM

Quality and Safeguarding: The future of safer services and improved quality

Facilitated by NDS as part of a ‘Quality Service Provision’ month of activity, this virtual conference will bring together people with disability, disability providers, industry experts, and government to explore a world beyond frameworks and processes, to identify actions that will ensure the safe delivery of services. The evidence being heard at the Disability Royal Commission only reinforces the importance of continuous improvement to ensure quality support and safety is always afforded to people with disability. This is a one-day Virtual Conference on Wednesday 12 May followed by three Masterclasses on Thursday 13 May.

Wednesday 12th of May 2021 09:00:00 AM

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

To attract and retain CALD workers, organisations need to look beyond the traditional recruitment channels and consciously adopt targeted and flexible approaches as well as build supportive and inclusive workplaces. This 2-hour online workshop explores key areas to consider at the organisational, team and individual level when building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Provided by Settlement Services International. FREE for NDIS providers.

Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:00:00 AM

SA Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices

NDS is hosting an online seminar on Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices in South Australia—NDIS funded supports and services with guest speakers from the NDIA, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, the Office of the Public Advocate and the South Australian Department of Human Services. The seminar will focus on the following topics: Behaviour Support & Restrictive Practices - NDIS Commission NDIS Funding for Behaviour Support – NDIA Current Consent & Authorisation Framework for Restrictive Practices in SA – OPA Planned changes to Authorisation of Restrictive Practices in South Australia - DHS The panel will answer questions from the attendees at the end of the session. Please see the draft program.

Wednesday 26th of May 2021 10:00:00 AM

Working with Language Services

We live in a vibrant multicultural community, with one in four Australians born overseas. The available evidence indicates that people from CALD backgrounds have rates of disability similar to the rest of the Australian population. This 2 hour online workshop will assist you to work effectively with language services and build skills and confidence in knowing when and how to use interpreters. Provided by Settlement Services International. FREE for NDIS providers.

Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:00:00 PM

Your Role in Positive Behaviour Support

Small Changes. Big Difference. Your role in Positive Behaviour Support is a virtual conference focusing on the development of positive behaviour support skills and the role we all have in improving the quality of life for people with disability. NDS welcomes and encourages attendance of direct support workers and their team leaders, allied health providers, CEOs and quality team managers, people with disability, and family members and carers who may have been involved in positive behaviour support and restrictive practices.

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 10:00:00 AM