NDS Manual Handling is more than training workers to use hoists, slings and slide sheets. It includes principles of manutention, so teaches your workers how to position themselves and move their bodies to decrease the risk of injury to self and participants.

Telepractice is emerging as an option to expand access to a larger pool of qualified behaviour support practitioners. Behaviour Support Practitioners across Australia, join NDS for 'An Introduction to TelePBS' for a workshop exploring the research project conducted by Aspect and the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney.

We invite Behaviour Support Practitioners to a series of four free professional development webinars. The webinars relate to some of the knowledge and skills needed to meet the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework. We hope you find them useful to build on formal training you may have undertaken.

This virtual workshop is an opportunity for organisations to send staff to learn practical steps to ensure a duty of care while supporting client choice.

The Conversations that Matter workshop has been designed to improve the ability of individuals to have authentic and effective workplace conversations - learn the tools for navigating challenging conversations with skill and empathy.

What happens if your care or support is questioned? Do your progress notes provide evidence of your duty of care or is it absent, irrelevant or incomplete? This course will introduce you to defensible documentation and it will change the way you write.

Emerging Leader is for new and emerging supervisors and leaders within the disability sector.

Emerging Leader is for new and emerging supervisors and leaders within the disability sector. The workshop focus is on the transition from team member to team leader/supervisor and some of the challenges faced in managing others and managing work.

This topical workshop will follow on from the NSW Virtual Conference - Beyond the bounds: the future of disability service provision. Don't miss out on keynote speaker Karni Liddell's workshop 'Enhancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities' on the 8th of April.

Karni was born with a neuro-muscular wasting disease that has not slowed her down. Despite her parents being told she would never walk, crawl, or live past her teenage years, Karni Liddell broke her first World Record at the age of 14. She went on to win Paralympic medals at every Paralympic event in which she has competed and hasn’t stopped there. Please join us for a not to be missed session with Karni on Tuesday 24 May. Register today!

Learn how to successfully report, respond, investigate and prevent incidents to improve outcomes and meet NDIS reportable incident requirements.

Co-design is a process for shared decision-making that harnesses lived experience to deliver better business outcomes. Join Alison Blake on May 4 to be guided through the elements crucial to effective co-design using local examples.

This interactive and enjoyable workshop, will help you and your team to understand the building blocks of emotional intelligence: emotions, thinking, feeling, self-awareness, decision making and performance.

This half-day online training will provide you with an overview and introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice suitable for staff at all levels. Participants will gain an understanding of what Lean Thinking and Practice is and be able to apply some of the concepts to improve their own work.

Working It Out is Tasmania's gender, sexuality, and intersex status support and education service. This online webinar is only for disability support workers in Tasmania.

In this 2-hour virtual workshop we’ll work with you, embedding techniques you can adopt to build your resilience in and out of the workplace, so that you can stay strong in tough times, leading your team and maintaining a positive outlook.

This masterclass will give you an understanding of what Lean Thinking is, how it can help in the disability services sector (sharing case studies and examples) and how building a culture of improvement can help you lead your organisation through the challenges ahead.

A fun, interactive, half-day workshop, led by people with lived experience that lifts the lid on disability. Delivered either in-person at your workplace, or by Zoom. Available until 31 December 2021

Let’s Talk Disability is a fun, interactive, half-day workshop that talks about lived experience of disability, communication and attitudes. The workshop is led by people with disability whose honest, no-nonsense approach will have you laughing while learning.

This webinar is an opportunity for all ACT disability stakeholders to better understand the issues and processes involved in the application of Rapid Antigen Tests for both people with disability and staff.

Mental Health Victoria (MHV), supported by the Department of Social Services, is leading a national project to grow workforce capability among NDIS providers of psychosocial supports in recovery-oriented practice.

These short online workshops will give attendees the skills and resources to conduct training within their organisation to: promote a better understanding of the NDIS Code of Conduct and what that means for service delivery; provide guidance about how to use the free resources to meet national requirements; and the role of the NDIS Commission in enforcing the NDIS Code of Conduct.

NDS has announced it's 2022 NSW Conference, to be held on 6 April 2022. This year's theme is Beyond the bounds: the future of disability service provision. This one-day NSW virtual conference will focus on the future of disability service provision.

The Queensland Government is currently engaged in a process to determine how the state's authorisation framework for the use of restrictive practices could better align with the new roles and responsibilities under the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework and national principles.

Registrations are now open for delicious and engaging Disability Hot Topics breakfast in Adelaide on 1 March 2022. This breakfast is an opportunity for disability sector managers to receive an update on the key issues and emerging themes in the sector and the work underway to address them.