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What is the VET Practitioner CPD program?

The VET Practitioner CPD program has been developed to support Vocational Trainers and Assessors who offer qualifications to the Disability Sector to continue their learning.

In partnership with the Government of South Australia, the program has been co-designed by the disability and training sectors along with consumers to maximise the learning experience in a contemporary disability landscape.

All professional development sessions have been aligned with Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) units of competency. As individual sessions they are also suitable for those learning or teaching within the Allied Health, Nursing and Disability sectors.

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Membership lasts the full financial year and for only $160 includes the following:

  • Hear from subject matter experts
  • Gain insight into what it means for the modern-day disability support worker
  • Access to current research and materials for future use
  • Opportunity to network with industry and current NDIS participants

CPD Membership for VET Practitioners provides:

  • 8 professional development sessions conducted by industry leaders (held in Adelaide or live-streamed for your convenience)
  • FREE National Disability Practitioners (NDP) membership including access to hundreds of learning materials including webinars, current research and data
  • Full administration assistance for you to participate and guide you through the year including your certificate of completion once you've gathered your points
  • You can then use your CPD Certificate as part of your ASQA evidence of currency

Can’t be there in person? All sessions will be live-streamed with the opportunity to immediately participate via our interactive online hosting capabilities.

Registration Information

To Register for your VET Practitioner CPD Program Membership, simply click the link below and complete your online application.

Please click 'yes' to the question 'Are You Currently Employed in the Community Service Sector?' 

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You will receive a confirmation of payment and you can begin accessing your free NDP resources.

All Professional Development sessions require Eventbrite registration and will be free for you to attend, details provided below.

Any further questions please feel free to contact us at National Disability Services on (08) 8154 3700.

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Professional Development Sessions 1

LAUNCH EVENT: Professional Development Session 1 – NDIS Requirements and Plans
Michelle Pomeroy (Developmental Educator, I Can Jump Puddles) and Sam Boag (Director and Physiotherapist – I Can Jump Puddles)
Flinders University - Room 2.2 Level 2/182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Time and Date
9:30am to 12:15pm – Thursday, 26th September 2019

Read more about the presenters and the session topic here

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Professional Development Session 2 – Positive Behaviour Support
Dr Alinka Fisher - Associate Lecturer, Flinders University and Chair, PBS Community of Practice
Flinders University - Room 10.1 Level 10/182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Time and Date
9:30am to 12:00pm – Thursday, 24th October 2019

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  Coming Soon 

Professional Development Session 3 – Cultural Competency, Personal and Professional Boundaries and Dignity of Risk
Maria Eliadis – Director, KDG Partnerships
Flinders University - Room 10.1 Level 10/182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Time and Date
9:30am to 12:00pm – Friday 22nd November 2019

Read more about the presenter and the session topic here

  Coming Soon 

Your Free National Disability Practitioners NDP Membership

Included in your VET Practitioner CPD Membership is full access to the National Disability Practitioners (NDP) website.

NDP Website

At National Disability Practitioners (NDP), we believe the disability sector is much more than just an assortment of people; we are a collective full of passions, ambitions and needs. We strive to provide content that matters to you, and take a tailored approach in informing, developing and most importantly, inspiring you.

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CPD Framework


The CPD pilot program will be available to all South Australian based VET practitioners in public and private training organisations, teachers of VET in schools, and to Trainers and Assessors currently working within a Disability Service Provider. The online components of the program may also be available to VET practitioners/NDP members operating interstate.

Program criteria

1. VET practitioners enrolled in the CPD program must accrue 16 points of professional development over the course of the program. Generally, one hour of learning or development is equivalent to one CPD point.

2. Learning activities may consist of any combination of the following activity categories (members must participate in at least two of the three categories of learning):

  • Professional activities, including NDS led professional development sessions. e.g. CPD Webinars, Virtual Conferences, face-to-face conferences provided by NDS/NDP or other professional association or training body; industry specific reading materials; disability-related presentations or published works.
  • Independent learning e.g. Online learning, webinars, employer training and workshops etc.
  • Industry placement (to commence 2020)

Read more about the CPD Framework Here

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