Remove state filters
Global Menu
Main Menu

Latest Events


DES: How are we going, and where are we going?

NDS would like to invite Queensland disability employment providers to hear the latest trends and future forecasting with Jason McKey. 
Online Event
Online Event

Prevention and Management of Aggression in Community Care Services, WorkSafe Project Outcomes

Briefing on the outcomes of the WorkSafe project, Prevention and Management of Aggression in Community Care Services by Kath Jones, Senior Inspector WorkSafe Service Industries and Specialists Directorate.
Special Event
Special Event

Disability Support Awards Nomination Masterclass

The nomination masterclass will assist you in preparing your nomination of an individual or team for the 2021 WA Disability Support Awards.

Related events

Online Event
Online Event

Behaviour Support Practitioner Workshop Series for 2020-2021: Workshop Four

NDS invites Behaviour Support Practitioners to a series of four free professional development workshops.

Quality and Safeguarding: the future of safer services and improved quality

This one-day, national virtual conference will be held on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 then accompanied by three masterclasses on Thursday, 13 May 2021.
Scheduled Training
Scheduled Training

Train-the-trainer: How to use Zero Tolerance resources in everyday staff support and supervision

This Zero Tolerance train-the-trainer workshop is delivered in one session. Using Zero Tolerance resources we’ll focus on the everyday conversations you have which safeguard the rights of people you...

Train-the-trainer: An introduction to tuning in and listening

Zero tolerance - focus on rights, target abuse
Location: National (online)
Date: 6/05/2021 to 27/05/2021
Register now

How do you tune in and increase your listening skills when working with people who don’t use words to communicate?

In this workshop we'll learn about:

  • the Zero Tolerance Framework
  • the fundamental rights that relate to communication
  • general skills to support communication of people with disability
  • introductory skills to support augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • how to support your staff to learn about tuning in and listening


Sarah Nicoll, National Practice Lead - Zero Tolerance. Sarah has been working in the sector for over 20 years in a diverse range of roles.

Meaghan O'Shannessy, member of the NDS Practice Support Network. Meaghan is active within various roles in the disability sector and is always seeking ways for people to be heard. She has worked across a number of Zero Tolerance projects

Who should attend?

Practice Support Leaders, Direct Support Team Leaders, and Learning and Development Managers are most suited to attend.

Event details

Limited places - please ensure you can attend both sessions before securing one of the limited places in this train-the-trainer workshop.

Part 1

Date: Thursday, 6 May
Time: 10.30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Location: Zoom 

Part 2

Date: Thursday, 27 May
Time: 10.30am-12.30pm (AEST)
Location: Zoom

This event is free - supported through a two-year grant from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Nicoll, National Practice Lead - Zero Tolerance, , 0410492881