Category External courses

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.

  • Introduction to Disability Awareness

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    The promotion of disability awareness in our workplaces and communities is vital in establishing a society where people with disability are valued and included. For much of history, people with disability have experienced discrimination and stigma, often primarily associated with society’s misconceptions about their ability.

  • Individual advocacy: Facilitating empowerment

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    This course isa foundation in how to provide best practice individual advocacy.  You will learn how a person with disability works through advocacy issues with the assistance of an advocate from a funded disability advocacy organisation in Victoria. Dsability advocacy organisations work within a human rights framework. For more information about this, visit the ‘Introduction … Continued

Other courses from external providers

  • La Trobe Support for Decision Making Practice Framework

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    Being able to participate in making decisions is a basic human right. The foundation of current approaches to providing support for decision making are that everyone has the right to participate in decision making. People with cognitive disabilities, particularly those with intellectual disabilities or acquired brain injury, are likely to need support to make some decisions … Continued

  • Abuse of the older person

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    This course is designed for health and aged care professionals provided by Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN). It has been designed to support the response to suspected, witnessed, or disclosed abuse of older people. The relationship between older people and the health and aged care professionals who care for them can have far-reaching implications for … Continued

  • Supporting effective communication

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    Effective communication upholds the rights of people with disabilities to have choice and control and to make decisions about their own lives. With effective communication, workers can support and enable people to express themselves, to be heard and be safe. This e-learning module demonstrates – from the perspective of NDIS participants – what effective communication … Continued

  • Enabling Risk: Putting Positives First

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    Figure depicting the 4 Essentials of Risk Enablement. Person Centred is in the middle surrounded by the four essentials. 1. Putting Positives First 2. Being Proactive 3. Staying True to Preferences 4.Minimising Harm

    This resource, designed by the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University, provides 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.

  • Teacher's Toolkit for Students with Little or No Speech

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    This toolkit has been developed by Communication Rights Australia to help teachers provide an inclusive education to students with communication support needs. All students have the right to education and to communicate so that they may reach their highest potential both academically and socially.

  • Disability Awareness

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    Disability awareness is an important part of establishing inclusion for people with disability. Often our fears and discomfort about interacting with people with disability is based on lack of knowledge, uncertainties, and stereotypes that can influence attitudes. It makes sense that the more informed you are the more likely that you will feel comfortable communicating and interacting with someone with a disability at work or in your community. This training, developed by National Disability Coordination Officer Program, is designed to introduce you to four key topics that begin to increase your knowledge of disability. The modules include activities that can be completed as self-paced learning, or be used as a tool for face-to-face discussions in your workplace, community group, school or social network.

  • Employer Toolkit

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    There are many benefits to both your organisation as well as people with disability when you open your workplace to diversity and inclusion. This Toolkit, developed by Job Access, includes a wide range of resources that cover key areas of disability employment, and how to support it in your workplace. You will find short videos, text-based information and case studies to demonstrate how disability employment can work for you.

  • Supporting People to Stay Infection Free

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    COVID-19 is a new virus that affects people’s respiratory system. Most people get a mild infection, others get a severe infection, causing hospitalisation. People with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart and respiratory conditions are more likely to develop a severe form of COVID-19. This eLearning module has been released to help share best … Continued