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.

  • How to be disability inclusive

    15 Lessonsin
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    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 Lessonsin

    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.

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  • Accessible online meetings

    1 Lessonsin
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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

    46 Lessonsin
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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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  • An Introduction to Disability Advocacy

    45 Lessonsin

    As you will discover, disability advocacy is complex and requires a broad range of knowledge and skills.  The aim of this course is to   introduce what it takes to be an effective advocate and provide a strong foundation in advocacy practice. This course is unaccredited and is available FREE of charge.

Other courses from external providers

  • Employer Toolkit

    0 Lessonsin
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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.

  • Disability Awareness

    0 Lessonsin
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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.

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

    0 Lessonsin
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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.

  • Enabling Risk: Putting Positives First

    0 Lessonsin
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    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.