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VET NDIS Masterclass - Psychosocial Disability

11th Oct 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000


The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has funded the VET Development Centre (VDC) to develop and deliver specific professional learning for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers, trainers and assessors delivering qualifications relating to disability services. This training is part of a suite of initiatives to ensure quality training in the disability sector during the transition to the NDIS.
VDC is working with Mental Health Victoria (MHV) to develop and deliver this program.

Psychosocial Disability

Teaching practice will need to reflect that under the NDIS, disability support workers will be working with people with mental health conditions, supporting their social interactions and helping them overcome barriers to equality they may face. The NDIS will require skills in relation to both the disability and mental health systems, with their distinct sets of support systems, principles and terminology.
This session is designed to deepen the understanding of mental health and the related issues. It will explore attitudes and stigma attached to mental illness and suicide, and the fundamental components of the recovery framework. It will provide an understanding of NDIS plans and how they can support people with psychosocial disability in relation to mobility, communication, selfmanagement,
social interaction, learning and self-care.
Participants will learn how they can use this information in the delivery of relevant qualifications and units from the community services training package.

Topics Covered

  • Implications for trainers and assessors in relation to NDIS support for people with psychosocial disabilities
  • Mental health, ill-health, psychosocial disability and components of a recovery-oriented framework
  • Victorian mental health services – then and now.

Who can attend?

These sessions are for Victorian VET and Learn Local Organisation trainers and assessors with experience delivering disability service-related qualifications (Certificate III in Individual Support; Certificate IV in Disability; Certificate IV in Mental Health; Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work; Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance).


Lorelle Zemunik

Lorelle's background includes a range of case management and service delivery positions across a variety of both community and clinical mental health services. Lorelle has been using her lived experience of mental health for the past 10 years in peer roles including peer support, consultancy, consumer research and training.

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