NDIS and advocacy workshop

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Since it was established in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has dramatically changed the way that many people with disability receive government support. However, understanding how to engage with the NDIS can be complicated and intimidating for many people.

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.

Understanding the process can help ensure that NDIS participants have a positive interaction with the NDIS and potentially avoid having to adjust their plans or engage in a lengthy NDIS review and appeals process.

About this workshop

  • Get the knowledge and skills you need to apply to the NDIS for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
  • Receive useful resources.
  • Learn from trainers with disability who are experts in accessing the NDIS.
  • Interact with our trainers as well as other participants, so you can ask questions and share knowledge.

Learn about

  • What the NDIS is, how it operates, who’s eligible and how to apply for support.
  • The difference between the NDIS and other government health and education services.
  • Important words and their meaning in the context of applying to the NDIS.
  • What happens at a planning meeting with NDIS staff.
  • The difference between advocacy and self-advocacy.
  • The rights that people with disability have in relation to the NDIS.
  • The process for NDIS reviews and appeals, both internal and external.


Full day (6 hours + 1 hour lunch break)

Suitable for

  • People with disability or workers involved with supporting people with disability
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Government agencies
  • Community service providers
  • Any organisation providing support or services to people with disability

Book a training session

Ready to get upskilled? Please email training@pwd.org.au or call us on 1800 422 015.

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 or 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.

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.

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


If you have any questions about participating in one of our workshops or want to find out more about our training services, please email training@pwd.org.au or telephone 1800 422 015.

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