Catch Up on the Workability Live and Free Self Advocacy session 

Self Advocacy Webinar Recording  In this session, learn how to include student voices in developing individualised learning plans and career action plans. Also, this approach sets up the foundations for students to be empowered and has the skills for Post School life; this session will include guest speakers sharing [...]

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Apprentice Disability Achievement Award

Apprentice Disability Achievement Award The Melbourne Apprenticeship Disability Network (MADN) are delighted with the addition of a new award to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and trainees with disability. The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) have introduced the category to their 2021 Industry Awards.  This new award category recognises an apprentice/trainee with [...]

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VCAL Review and the consultation process extended to 6 October 2021

VCAL Review Consultation for Senior Secondary Reform extended to 6 October 2021 In 2019, the Victorian Government commissioned John Firth to conduct a review into vocational and applied learning pathways in senior secondary schooling (Firth Review). The Firth Review found that we need to do more to make vocational [...]

By |2021-09-14T01:46:26+00:00September 14th, 2021|Advocacy, Opportunities, Policy|Comments Off on VCAL Review and the consultation process extended to 6 October 2021

The ABC is looking for storytellers with disability to pitch ideas for IDPwD 2021

The ABC is looking for storytellers with disability to pitch ideas for IDPwD 2021 - ABC News  Who: To be eligible, you must live in Australia, be over 18, have a disability and be available to work on your content between September and November 2021. What: We want you to pitch a [...]

By |2021-08-02T05:56:35+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Advocacy, Opportunities|Comments Off on The ABC is looking for storytellers with disability to pitch ideas for IDPwD 2021

VET In Schools Strategy & Funding Under The Microscope

ITECA - VET In Schools Strategy & Funding Under The Microscope Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive — 19 July 2021 With the Australian Government contemplating a new strategy for vocational education and training in secondary schools, and a skills new funding agreement being negotiated with states and territories, it’s [...]

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National Disability Research Partnership

National Disability Research Partnership The National Disability Research Partnership will facilitate a collaborative and inclusive disability research program that builds the evidence for successful innovation in policy and practice. The Commonwealth government has provided seed funding to establish the NDRP. A two-year establishment phase is being guided by a working [...]

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Young Leaders Program

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service or YDAS Young Leaders Program. Our free online leadership program is for young Victorians who identify as: having a disability having a health condition or chronic illness neurodiverse or autistic Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing blind or vision impaired having lived experience of [...]

By |2021-06-11T01:03:17+00:00June 11th, 2021|Advocacy, Professional development|Comments Off on Young Leaders Program

National Disability Strategy reports on Stage 2 consultations available

National Disability Strategy Stage 2 consultation reports The Stage 2 consultations sought feedback from the public on the governments’ proposals for the new Strategy, as set out in the National Disability Strategy Position Paper and the introductory paper on the Outcomes Framework. Three reports on Stage 2 consultations have [...]

By |2021-05-24T02:38:07+00:00May 24th, 2021|Advocacy, Policy, Research|Comments Off on National Disability Strategy reports on Stage 2 consultations available

An interview with La Trobe’s first openly Autistic lecturer, Dr. Benjamin Habib: Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month

An interview with La Trobe's first openly autistic lecturer In 2016, La Trobe Senior Lecturer Dr. Benjamin Habib had an anxiety attack on live national television during a guest appearance as a political analyst. While this highly publicised experience resulted in what Dr. Habib refers to as “the worst [...]

By |2021-05-21T08:04:04+00:00May 21st, 2021|Advocacy, Articles|Comments Off on An interview with La Trobe’s first openly Autistic lecturer, Dr. Benjamin Habib: Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month

2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 Final Report

2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 Throughout 2020, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment conducted the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). The aim of the Review was to test if the Standards are effective in supporting students with disability to access [...]

By |2021-05-12T03:31:44+00:00May 12th, 2021|Advocacy, Policy|Comments Off on 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 Final Report