There are many online education opportunities for anyone who is interested in learning more about providing person-centred care and support for people with a disability.
More details below.

  1. The Family and Community Services (FACS) Disability training site is available free to all health and disability staff through the online training Portal. The Good To Great Program, provides a number of modules which can be undertaken in your own time, and gain a certificate of completion. The program aims to educate staff to provide quality person centred support.
    There are many topics to consider, have a look today!

Click here to enter the portal.
Then use the following to log in, these are case sensitive.

Login: adhc
Password: goodtogreat

  • Idmh e-learning
    The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW Sydney have developed free eLearning resources about intellectual disability for professionals, carers, and consumers. Their goal is to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence, leading to better mental health and wellbeing for people with an intellectual disability. This site was designed to be an interactive education resource for everyone with an interest in intellectual disability mental health.There are a number of modules available, covering topics such as:
  • Introduction to intellectual disability
  • Living with an intellectual disability
  • Intellectual disability – changing perspectives
  • Mental disorders in intellectual disability
  • Communication: the basics
  • Improving your communication
  • Assessment of mental disorders
  • Management of mental disorders
  • Equality in mental health care – a guide for clinicians
  • Consent, decision-making & privacy – a guide for clinicians

A one hour Power Point presentation, including facilitators notes, has been developed  for Health and Disability Staff to co-facilitate an education session for clinical staff.

DOWNLOAD TRAINING PRESENTATION (2Mb .pptx)

The NSW Health and ADHC Joint Guideline (GL2013_001) was developed in 2013 to ensure that staff in hospitals and disability accommodation support services are aware of their respective roles and responsibilities for people with disability before, during and after transfer of care from hospital.

DOWNLOAD JOINT GUIDELINE (220Kb PDF)
  • A hospital admission for a person with an Intellectual Disability can be a confusing and frightening experience resulting in behaviours that are difficult to interpret and manage by staff who don’t know the person.
  • This increases the risk that the patient’s presentation could result in missed diagnosis, escalation of behavioural problems, inefficient use of resources, and increased length of stay, miscommunication between multidisciplinary teams and disjointed discharge planning and disconnection with community resources that could lead to unplanned readmission.
  • To improve your understanding and awareness about Disability complete an online module.

A one hour Power Point presentation, including facilitators notes, has been developed  for Health and Disability Staff to co-facilitate an education session for clinical staff.

DOWNLOAD TRAINING PRESENTATION (2Mb .pptx)

My Health Learning has developed a number of modules about disability as well as partnering with carers.

You can access the My Health Learning site here then login using your stafflink details.
Select catalogue from the top menu, and then search.
Enter disability into the search box to access a range of modules.
They include:

  • Let’s Talk Disability
  • Partnering with Carers
  • Be My Brother
  • Intellectual Disability and Mental Health
  • Cognitive Disability and the Criminal Justice System
  • MHPOD: Dual Disability
  • MHPOD: The Broad impact of Mental Illness and the need for Partnership
  • The Interviewer

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A one hour Power Point presentation, including facilitators notes, has been developed  for Health and Disability Staff to co-facilitate an education session for clinical staff.

DOWNLOAD TRAINING PRESENTATION (2Mb .pptx)