Right to Respect: Preventing violence against women with disabilities program


Date and time: Wed 10th Oct, 2018 - Wed 24th Oct, 2018, 8:45am – 12:30pm, 8:45am – 12:30pm

Venue: MC2 Building, Doncaster/Templestowe room  Level 2, 687 Doncaster Rd Doncaster

This 2 day program will benefit people who work in; disability sector, policy, planning and evaluation, aged care, schools and early learning, emergency services, family violence sector (response and prevention), health promotion, program delivery, legal sector, women’s health, LGBTI and CALD settings. In this program you will learn: Impacts of violence against women with disabilities … Continued

Understanding the NDIS workshops


Date and time: Wed 17th Oct, 2018 - Sat 20th Oct, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm, 5:30 - 8:30pm, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Caroline Springs

This 3 hour session is strictly for people with disability and their families.  The NDIS information delivered in this workshop is from the unique perspective of someone who is a user of the scheme. The  presenter is a person with disability and an NDIS participant. This workshop has been designed to make the NDIS easier … Continued

I Can Read That! Easy English Workshop


Date and time: Thu 18th Oct, 2018, 9:30am- 4:00pm


Cost: $330.00

Learn more about: who benefits from Easy English when to write Easy English vs. plain language how to produce Easy English how to distribute and promote Easy English. If you want to make your organisation’s communications more accessible, this workshop is for you. Our trainers have a wealth of experience translating complex information into Easy … Continued

Let’s Talk Mental Health Forum


Date and time: Thu 18th Oct, 2018, 9am – 12:30pm

Venue: Whitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Road Nunawading

Cost: Free but RSVP essential (limited places available)

The Lets Talk Mental Health Forum aims to raise awareness of the impact of mental illness at different stages of life and highlight the services and supports available to people in the community. Speakers will discuss key issues research, professional experience and personal journeys relating to: Young people and adolescents Relationships and family life Services and … Continued

Parents Matter Workshop


Date and time: Wed 24th Oct, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Treacy Centre - 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052

Cost: ECIA Member - $150.00 / Non-Member - $250.00

The Murdoch Children’s Institute in collaboration with Melbourne University have undertaken a research project on the mental health care needs of parents of children with a disability and as an outcome of this project resources and training content have been developed. This workshop will provide professionals and educators the knowledge, tools and resources to equip … Continued

Enabling Women Community Leadership Program


Date and time: Thu 25th Oct, 2018 - Wed 31st Oct, 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm at, 10:00am - 3:00pm at

Venue: Frankston, Montrose

This 6 day leadership program is run in partnership with local government. Women with disability from diverse  backgrounds are invited to come together to gain knowledge, make new community connections, and learn about tools and skills to speak up in the community. The program runs one day a week for six weeks. Enabling Women is free for … Continued

Demand Disability Rights Protest


Date and time: Fri 26th Oct, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Unite in front of: Department of Education and Training 2 Treasury Place

Protest against the Victorian Department of Education and Training and their treatment of students with disabilities. It’s time to move from social media into the real world, show strength and make a noise. Things must change for the sake of teachers, children with disabilities and their families. Our voices will be heard! Children encouraged, although … Continued

Understanding Disability & Inclusive Practice


Date and time: Wed 31st Oct, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Captains Room GMHBA Skilled Stadium Geelong

This professional learning suite is aimed at professionals working with students and people with a disability. The full day workshops are FREE and will provide participants with practical knowledge, useable strategies, and will encompass topics including: Core Understandings Language & Communication Goal Setting, Curriculum & Assessment Emotional & Sensory Regulation Neuroplasticity & Self-Determination Co-presented by the Horsham Special … Continued

Accessible Housing National Consultation Forums 2018


Date and time: Wed 31st Oct, 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: MCEC Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has commenced a new project to examine whether a minimum accessibility standard for housing should be included in the NCC. Accessible housing is any housing that includes features to enable use by people either with a disability or transitioning through their life stages. The ABCB will be holding morning … Continued

Governance and Legal Training for Community Organisations


Date and time: Wed 31st Oct, 2018 - Wed 12th Dec, 2018, see registration for session time break down, see registration for session time break down

Venue: Gippsland, Bendigo

Cost: See registration information for details. Discounts available for VCOSS members.

This governance training consists of three, 3 hour sessions running across 2 days. You can register to attend an individual session or the whole program. Session 1: Governing a Community Organisation The legal role of committee members as decision makers The difference between governance and management The legal status and structure of your organisation and … Continued