Category Micro 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.

  • Accessible online meetings

    1 Lessonsin
    zoom meeting

    Practicing social distancing has changed the way we communicate particularly with the rapid move to video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Skype. Being online can represent lots of challenges for people with disability, but it also provides opportunities that can lead to increased accessibility which enables people with disability to participate in a more equal and inclusive way. This short resource has been created to help you make your online meetings more inclusive.

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  • How to be disability inclusive

    15 Lessonsin
    Equals symbol

    This course is a guide to disability inclusion and how to ensure we can all live and work in an accessible world.

  • Human Rights model of disability

    11 Lessonsin
    Ellie the Emu in a Circle

    The concept that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights is not new. However, it has taken time for that concept to translate to how we treat and include people with disability in everyday life. This course explains the concept of human rights for people with disability.

  • Ableism: What it is and what we can do about it

    11 Lessonsin
    Ableism hotline logo with headset

    People with disability continue to experience significant barriers to social inclusion, equal opportunity in education and employment, discrimination in health and housing, and lack of financial security. This is despite reforms and legislation to protect against these unfair outcomes. It’s the attitudinal and systemic discrimination that legislation can’t protect against. These are the barriers that … Continued

  • Disability Advocacy and the NDIS

    7 Lessonsin
    NDIS journey - Shows the four stages of the NDII journey, Applying for the NDIS, Planning, Plan Implementation and Plan Review.

    In this short course you will learn about how the role of Disability Advocacy intersects with a Participants NDIS journey, and how this role differs from those of Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators. After completing this course you will have a better understanding of: The different roles in the NDIS and what they are … Continued

  • Restrictive Practices and Advocacy

    1 Lessonsin
    Seclusion - graphic of person behind glass

    This short course provides an overview of restrictive practices in Australia. The course covers what restrictive practices are, the effect and harm it has on people with disability and some tips on how to advocate to protect the rights for people with disability. The content is based off Advocacy Sector Conversation forum session on Restrictive Practices presented by Disability Advocate Julie Phillips in 2021.

  • Disability advocacy and the family violence response system

    1 Lessonsin
    domestic violence purple ribbon

    Disability Advocates are highly likely to identify family violence or receive disclosures of experiences of violence in their work. Rates of violence against people with disabilities are around twice as high as across the general population. Yet the links between the disability advocacy sector and the family violence response system is not clear. This short … Continued

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  • Rights for Parents and Carers with Disability

    1 Lessonsin

    The new Charter of Rights for Parents and Carers with Disability involved with Child Protection in Victoria aims to improve outcomes for parents and carers with disabilities who interact with the child protection system. The Charter recognises the right of parents and carers to maintain a relationship with their children. This short course will: Explain … Continued

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