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.

  • Rights for Parents and Carers with Disability

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    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

  • Advocating for Children with Disabilities in Primary and Secondary Schools

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    Over the past two decades there has been very little improvement in the outcomes for children with disabilities in the the Victorian education system. We have seen very little useful data collected and recurring problems in the school system, such as restrictive practices, restricted attendance based on disability, and issues with suspension, expulsion, and exclusion. … Continued

  • 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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  • 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

    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 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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    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

  • 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.

Other courses from external providers

  • Map Your Future

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    Map Your Future is designed for disabled young people who are aged 12 to 25, but anyone can complete this program.  It is free and online and will help you plan what you want to do in the future. It has information and activities to help you set goals and get the right support to achieve your goals. It The program was developed by the Youth Affairs Council as a tool provided through Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS).

  • NDIS Workforce Capability Framework

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    The NDIS Workforce Capability Framework describes the attitudes, skills and knowledge expected of all workers funded under the NDIS. It gives clear, practical examples and establishes a shared language of ‘what good looks like’ for participants when they receive NDIS services and support.

  • Understanding Abuse

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    Understanding abuse is about recognising abuse as a violation of a person's human rights. A focus on what makes life good for each person is the best way to enable rights and minimise the risk of abuse. It is also about knowing what signs to be aware of that abuse is happening or has taken place.

  • 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