Monthly Archives: September 2012

Insecure Jobs Insecure Future?

Insecure Jobs Insecure Future?.

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Insecure Jobs Insecure Future?

This week’s ‘Expert Conference on Job Quality in Australia’ hosted by the University of Sydney Business School, looked at job quality and way s that federal and state governments can address the decline in job quality. You may be tempted … Continue reading

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Disability Employment Services Monthly Data

The most recent published DES data, dated August 2012 reveals some interest figures. By far the largest participants in the program are physical disability at 41% and psychiatric disability at 33.3%. As you’d expect two thirds of physical disability clients … Continue reading

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Diploma of Disability

The Centre for Disability Studies in early 2013 will start teaching its new diploma course. This diploma differs from others currently available in that it has a distinct focus on issues that service providers face. The course is delivered in … Continue reading

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Disability Employment – A Matter of Social Justice or An Expensive Exercise in Feeling Good.

Employment for people with a disability or lack thereof is seen a social justice priority. The ILO advocates for employment based on providing opportunities for self employment, vocational rehabilitation and skills development. It is estimated that the NDIS could lead … Continue reading

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More Technology to Make Life Easier.

Apple have released their new mobile operating system with some new features to assist people with barriers. The iOS 6 comes with even more features to make it easier for people with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities to get … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Disability / Mental Health

This month the Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee will have it’s bi monthly meeting and on the agenda is psychiatric disability and mental health. Specifically we’ll be meeting with a staff member of EACH to discuss access to facilities that support … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorder – Online Resource Transition Package

The Queensland Dept of Education, Training and Employment has produced a resource for people involved in supporting kids with ASD. The online resource package has been developed to assist early intervention service providers (e.g. AQ and AEIOU), parents and teachers … Continue reading

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Social Skills Training Program

Social skills are an integral part of our life skills. This course will provide an opportunity for staff to develop a methodology that will allow clients to learn, practice and use social skills. The program covers; effective communication skills, appropriate … Continue reading

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Professional Development and Staff Training Opportunities Late November – December

I’ve added additional training opportunities covering Behaviour that Challenges and Self Determination in Northern NSW and Melbourne over this period. Visit the website for more information

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