Training guide

Quality, Safety and You: NDIS Worker Orientation Module

This module is an interactive online course that explains the obligations of workers under the NDIS Code of Conduct – from the perspective of NDIS participants. It was developed in consultation with the sector, including NDIS providers and people with a disability.

Employer Toolkit

This toolkit includes short video guides and downloadable resources with practical advice on disability and employment – from inclusive policies and recruitment, to workplace changes and managing staff. Topics covered in this program include disability employment basics, fundamentals for organisations, recruiting people with disability, getting your workplace ready and managing your team. This toolkit is freely available online and can be completed at your own pace.

Self Advocacy and Safe Story Sharing: A Guide for Organisations

People with disability share their stories of abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination to create change for others.  Sharing stories can be hard; it is emotional work that can leave self advocates feeling upset long after they have finished sharing. Self advocates have created 10 rules for safe story sharing. Please follow these as a guide … Continued

Staying Safe

The ‘Staying Safe’ resource is a video series that inform the community about the need to respect people with disability and to prevent abuse and neglect.  According to research the level of abuse and neglect that people with disability experience is alarmingly high and this needs to change. The best way to prevent the abuse of people with disability is by informing them about their rights and encouraging them to speak up. Another prevention strategy is through raising public awareness of the abuse and neglect of people with disability within society.

Studying in Australia as a Disabled Student

This online guide will help you define what specific needs you will submit to the disability support service running at your university and will help them effectively meet your disability-related demands. The range of services that disabled students need is wide and often specific to an individual, and sometimes unintentionally universities’ disability support services may … Continued

Mental Health in Australia: A quick guide

This quick guide provides an overview of mental health in Australia, including the prevalence of mental health conditions, the cost of mental illness, government responsibilities, and mental health services available in Australia.

Aged Care Navigators

Closing date: June 30, 2020

The Aged Care Navigator is testing different types of services and activities to help people to learn more about Government supported aged care programs and how to access them. The primary aim of the Aged Care Navigator is to test a broad range of services, activities and measures that support people to learn more about … Continued

How to read tribunal rulings

Reading Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) cases is really important but can also be quite intimidating. Some cases can be up to 100 pages long.  So, knowing how to quickly find the information you need to change a participant’s life can make all the difference. This blog outlines some tips for reading AAT rulings.

Home care – know your consumer rights

When you buy goods or services you have rights under the Australian Consumer Law. You have the same rights when you buy home care goods or services, or receive them through a government-funded Home Care Package. So whether you use your own money or government funding, it’s important to know your consumer rights. Downloads are … Continued

‘Continence Support Now’ Pocket Guide

An online continence pocket guide for the growing disability and aged care workforce is now available to help improve the care that thousands of Australians receive in their homes.

Enabling Risk: Putting Positives First Online Program

​This resource is designed to provide an introduction to enabling risk. You will be introduced to the ways you can support people with cognitive disabilities, including people with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury, to make choices and be involved in activities that may involve some risk while minimising potential harm to themselves or others. There are many positives in supporting people with cognitive disabilities to participate in positive risk taking. Working from a risk enablement approach ensures that you provide empowering support that enables the people you support to live an engaged and meaningful life.

Guide to NDIS decision-making

A guide to outline when decision-making support, advocacy and substitute decision-making will be needed for potential and current NDIS participants who have significant cognitive disability.

Voice at the Table

The resources developed as part of this project provide practical consumer participation information, ideas and resources which can be used by service providers, governments and community organisations to ensure people with cognitive disabilities have a ‘voice at the table’ and participate equally at all organisational levels.

Securing their future – 2018 edition

This resource is for parents, relatives and significant others caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability. The publication sets out in simple terms, how those caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability can protect and safeguard their futures.