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We’re educating people and organisations about disability, access and inclusion.

We provide a range of workshops, training activities and training packages for people with and without disability to help them improve their knowledge and skills.

About our training

For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering education and training to empower people with disability to take control of their own lives and to help workers in the broader community improve how they work with, provide services for and support people with disability.

The workshops and training activities we provide are developed and presented by people with disability and focus on providing information in a productive and engaging format that delivers a meaningful outcome for all participants.

  • Our workshops can be delivered face-to-face if you’re in Sydney or can be provided online anywhere in Australia via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
  • Our workshops can be booked for any time during business hours.
  • The cost of our workshops varies depending on content, location, and number of participants. Please get in touch for a quote.
  • We have a minimum booking of 10 people and a maximum booking of 30 people for any session.

We can tailor our workshops or create bespoke training packages to meet the specific needs of any organisation. Please get in touch to find out more.

Delivering PWDA Disability Awareness training is always fun, interactive, and leaves a lasting impression on participants. The powerful impact we have as trainers with a disability delivering this training material sets the standard in the industry and is reinforced constantly by participant’s feedback and highlights of their experience with us.

Michelina Pelosi, Consultant peer trainer

Why choose us

  • We’re subject matter experts
    As Australia’s peak disability rights organisation with a proud 40-year history of advocating for people with disability, we have genuine understanding and extensive knowledge of disability-related issues.
  • We’re disability-led
    All our trainers are people with disability. It makes a world of difference.
  • We use a rights-based framework
    All our training activities are developed from a rights-based perspective, ensuring workshop content aligns with all relevant disability rights, legislation and international conventions. 
  • We’re cost effective
    We understand the budget constraints under which many organisations operate and ensure our prices are the most competitive in the market.
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Our workshops

Disability Confidence

Designed for workers in any sector or industry, this one-day or half-day introductory workshop is all about helping you and your team improve how you work with, provide services for and support people with disability. Discover practical solutions and easy wins for making your organisation disability-aware. 

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Engaging Confidently with Psychosocial Disability

Designed for all workers from frontline to executive level, in any sector or industry, this one day, or two half-day workshop provides an understanding of how to engage appropriately when working with colleagues or clients who experience psychosocial disability. The workshop provides practical tools that equip and guide you in your interactions.

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Facilitating Access for People with Disability

Designed for workers in any sector or industry, this three-hour advanced workshop provides a comprehensive understanding of how to be more supportive when communicating with and addressing barriers experienced people who are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing, blind or low vision, have a disability that affects mobility, or have an intellectual disability.

Find out more about our Facilitating Access for People with Disability workshop

NDIS and Advocacy

Designed for people with disability or workers involved with supporting people with disability, this one-day workshop is all about demystifying the process of becoming a participant of the NDIS.

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Sexuality and Respectful Relationships workshop

This training is designed to help people with an intellectual disability or a cognitive impairment to understand the importance of what a healthy and respectful relationship looks like. It looks at different kinds of relationships that a person with a disability has and what is appropriate and not appropriate in those relationships.

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Responding to Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability

This training looks at how to recognise and to respond to abuse and neglect of people with disability. Statistics show that the prevalence of abuse and neglect happening to people with disability is much higher than people without disability.

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Responding to Sexual Assault of People with Disability

Designed for workers involved with supporting people with disability, this one-day or half-day workshop looks at how to recognise and respond to sexual assault of people with disability, primarily people with intellectual disability.

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Book a training session or chat to us

Ready to get upskilled? Or have questions about our training services? Call us on 1800 422 015 or (02) 8365 0400 or email

PWDA provided a safe environment for the students to engage through learning and discussion with effective feedback and redirection strategies to support knowledge and understanding surrounding respectful relationships for young people, identified risk factors and support mechanisms to provide strategies. The young people who attended were presented with creative activities at an age and stage appropriate level to engage them and build upon their existing knowledge base. A valuable program and exceptional delivery of information inclusive for all.

Bonita Stevens, Head Teacher Special Education, Dubbo College Senior Campus

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