DARU is pleased to provide free online training. Our courses are primarily targeted to disability advocates, however everyone is welcome to give them a go. The main aim of our training is to provide skills, knowledge and resources that promote a human rights approach to working with people with disability.


How our courses are structured

Each course contains modules. Each module has a series of lessons. Some lessons have a quiz which is a short assessment. quizzes are graded automatically and you will receive your results by email as soon as the quiz is completed.

The courses are flexible.  You can do them in stages at your own pace. It is recommended that you complete the modules and lessons in the order presented.  You will be prompted to complete lessons in a particular order only if prerequisites have been set.

The ‘Next’ button that moves you between lessons, does not become available until either the ‘Complete Lesson’ or Complete Quiz’ button has been activated.


Navigating a courses

Lessons may include links to references or resources. If you click on one of these links, it will take you out of the course and open a new window. Knowing how to toggle between windows and tabs will help you to navigate our courses more easily.”

> Video on using tabs and windows coming soon.


  • An Introduction to Disability Advocacy

    45 Lessons

    As you will discover, disability advocacy is complex and requires a broad range of knowledge and skills.  The aim of this course is to   introduce what it takes to be an effective advocate and provide a strong foundation in advocacy practice. This course is unaccredited and is available FREE of charge.