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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Restrictive Practices and Advocacy

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    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 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

  • Systemic Advocacy

    35 Lessonsin
    Power of relationships

    Systemic advocacy is all about creating positive change for many people. This course is all about ways that we can create this positive change for people with disability. Not just one on one individual change, but change to systems and processes that can have a profound and positive effect for many people. On completing this … Continued

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

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    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

  • 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.

  • How to be disability inclusive

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    Equals symbol

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

  • Advocacy at the Intersections - Working along side LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities

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    Welcome to Advocacy at the Intersection course. In this course you will learn how to be inclusive for the LGBTIQA+ community and look at how to advocate for LGBTIQA+ people with a disability.

  • Accessible online meetings

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    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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  • Best Practice in Disability Advocacy

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    This course is a 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 advocates from a fictional disability advocacy organisation – All Areas Advocacy. Working through a series of real life scenarios you will get practical experience in applying the principles and skills of disability advocacy. This course is unaccredited and is available FREE of charge.

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Other courses from external providers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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