NDCO Region 22 has joined with other NDCO's from Charles Darwin University and the University of SA to design, devlop and distribute a unique training resource for service providers engaging or seeking to engage with indigenous individuals, families and communities around disability, education, training and employment.
The resource will focus on indigenous people telling their stories and giving real-life examples of the best way for service providers to learn from them about how disability is perceived in their lives and communities and give an insight from the indigenous consumer on how services couldbest communicate with them.
On this Project, NDCO's are working closely with the First Peoples Disability network and local communities and individuals around Australia. The finished resource (due for release in May 2015) will feature lots of video and interactive content to act as a training and induction tool for service providers as well as a refresher for those who have been in the various industries for many years.
There are cultural awareness and disability training programs out there, this one is unique by way of the content coming directly from indigenous consumers of services, by utilising video as a way of communicating people's stories and by being available on a fully responsive web platform that will make it available to all providers on any phone, tablet or computer for easy, always available access.
To capture the video, we have engaged a highly skilled and experienced professional film crew. Included here is a recent sample of their work and really informative video called Living My Way.
Updating the NDCO workbook: Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Disability Standards for Education 2005
A Victorian colleague is currently reviewing this resource and would like feedback on topics and how to better inform the community about its application. The survey has 9 questions and should take around 5 minutes.
March 2015 will see two new Government innovative training programs to enable young job seekers in regional communities to successfully get a job and provide employers the skilled employees they need to grow their business. (1) Training for Employment Scholarships (2) Youth Employment Pathways. Read more -
This is a tool that will allow teachers, students and parents to better prepare for attendance at Career Expos and to also to follow up and review what they gained from the day. It will also allow students and parents who can't attend an Expo to get all the relevant up to date information. The Virtual Expo will also be available as a mobile App and will be complimented by workbooks for students and teachers to use.
During 2015, NDCO will be hosting live, online, Career Expos which will allow students, parents and teachers to interact in real time, via any internet connected device, with experts in Education, Training and Employment and discuss options and support available.
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The online Toolkit will give students about to transition from high school, training or university a comprehensive range of information regarding the options for their next step and the support available to them from each sector.
It will feature expert advice from people on important topics such as mental health, goal setting, job searching and transition planning as well as inspirational stories. It will use a variety of mediums to make it engaging for students at school and in tertiary.
Our NDCO website receives about 30,000 hits per month which confirms its place as a very valuable resources for students, parents/carers, teachers and service provider staff.
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We will continue to enhance resources and make way for additional media content making it more accessible for people of all ages. Your best and most popular resources will soon all be available in video, audio and text.
This is an ongoing process, keep an eye on the website for updates.
NDCO Regions 20 & 22