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.

Courses are unaccredited but learners receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion. Certificates are not provided for short courses.

  • Systemic Advocacy

    35 Lessons
    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

    11 Lessons
    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 Lessons
    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

    15 Lessons
    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

    1 Lessons

    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

    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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  • Best Practice in Disability Advocacy

    46 Lessons
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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

    0 Lessons

    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

    0 Lessons

    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

    0 Lessons

    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

    0 Lessons

    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

  • Employer Toolkit

    0 Lessons
    Job Access logo

    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.

  • Disability Awareness

    0 Lessons
    logo representing equal opportunity

    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.

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

    0 Lessons
    child with complex communication needs with communication book

    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.

  • Enabling Risk: Putting Positives First

    0 Lessons
    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.