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Employer training resources and information products


The materials in the yellow folder have been developed primarily to support the training and information needs of support staff and managers employed in Disability Business and Advocacy Services. They may also be useful in meeting similar needs of people with disability employed in, or assisted by, these services.

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Workplace safety

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Trainer's Guide
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview The aim is to impart the skills and knowledge required to maintain a safe workplace.

Trainer's guide


This trainer's guide includes information and tips about various ways the training sessions can be conducted. The guide offers flexibility to support trainers in changing the presentation slides to reflect the supported employees' workplace safety needs.

Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation


The presentation is structured around the trainer's guide; you can add or delete information to suit your organisation. You can change the text to suit your workplace. The presentation has photographs of hazards, signs and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the guide takes you through the process of replacing those images with images of your workplace that you'll capture with a digital camera. We strongly encourage you to use your own images so that the venues, equipment, signage and people in your presentation are familiar, and clearly relevant to the learners. Speaker's notes are included with the presentation to help you conduct it in a way that support staff will find engaging, making it easier for them to learn.

Support staff workplace responsibilities

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Trainer's guide
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview The product focuses on issues relating to workplace communication and cultural change.

The aim of the Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation is to create engaging and realistic scenarios of workplace incidents and encourage discussion and reflection. Each Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation addresses a different workplace scenario. Many scenarios share similar issues and may overlap to some degree. The common themes of workplace communication and cultural change are reinforced throughout the product. The scenarios have been developed for use as triggers to encourage support staff to discuss these workplace issues.

Disability maintenance instrument - FAQs

Type of product Information product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Self-paced
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Disability maintenance instrument -FAQs
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview The purpose of this guide is to address the key questions, issues and concerns that have been raised by Disability Business Services about the Disability Maintenance Instrument (DMI). The DMI is a tool that is used to collect information about a client's needs for support in the workplace. The questions have been grouped into the following topic areas to make it easier to find information.
  • The DMI
  • The assessment
  • The evidence
  • The domains
  • The score

Evidence guide for Disability Business Service organisations

Type of product Information product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Self-paced
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Evidence guide for Disability Business Service organisations
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview This guide has been written for people working in Disability Business Services – from support staff, to managers, to Board members. Its three main aims are:
  • to explain the basic principles of evidence and/or data collection
  • to assist with identification of evidence requirements (internal and external)
  • to provide some good practice examples.

The guide is essentially a series of questions and answers about evidence. There are six questions that break up the guide into clear topic areas, making it easier to find information.
  1. What is evidence?
  2. Why do you need to collect evidence?
  3. What evidence do you need to collect?
  4. How do you collect evidence?
  5. How do you use evidence?
  6. How do you store evidence?

Leading work teams

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Self-paced learning resource
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview It is divided into four sections.
  1. Teams and team planning
  2. Developing team commitment and cooperation
  3. Managing and developing team performance
  4. Participating in and facilitating a work team

The content of these sections relates to elements of the national unit of competency BSBFLM404A Lead work teams from the Certificate II in the Business Services Training Package. Case studies and activities are included.

Being an effective manager

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Managers and supervisors of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Self-paced learning resource
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview Divided into six areas.
  1. The role of managers
  2. Handling conflict and discipline
  3. Workplace communication
  4. Workplace committees and meetings
  5. Challenges and issues
  6. Quality assurance

The resource requires the learner to use previous experience in the workforce as a team member or team leader, and apply knowledge and skills to managing in a Disability Business Service. It includes questions and activities to help the learner decide what will work best in their workplace.

Work Talk series

Work Talk aims to bring together information about and strategies for effective workplace communication in Disability Business Services. It focuses on the communication between supported employees and staff who work with them directly.

Work Talk: Implementation guide

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Work talk implementation guide
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview Designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to effectively communicate with people in the workplace based on individual needs.

The guide is in three sections, focusing on the Work Talk manuals but making reference to the fact sheets where appropriate.
  1. Using the Work Talk manuals as independent learning resources
  2. Using the Work Talk manuals as a basis for group training sessions
  3. Disability Business Service additions

Work Talk: Effective workplace communication with employees with acquired brain injury

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Manual about effective workplace communication with employees with acquired brain injury
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview The aim of the manual is to bring together information about and strategies for effective workplace communication in Disability Business Services. It focuses on the communication between employees with psychiatric disability and staff who work with them directly. This manual has four sections.
  1. Introduction
  2. An implementation guide
  3. An introduction to acquired brain injury
  4. A series of 10 communication and learning topics that make up the bulk of the manual

Work Talk: Effective workplace communication with employees with physical disability

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Fact sheets about effective workplace communication with employees with physical disability
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview
  • Communicating with people with cerebral palsy
  • Communicating with people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment
  • Communicating with people who are blind or have a vision impairment

Work Talk: Effective workplace communication with employees with psychiatric disability

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Manual about effective workplace communication with employees with psychiatric disability
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview The aim of the manual is to bring together information about and strategies for effective workplace communication in Disability Business Services. It focuses on the communication between employees with psychiatric disability and staff who work with them directly. This manual has four sections.
  1. Introduction
  2. An implementation guide
  3. An introduction to psychiatric disability
  4. A series of 10 communication and learning topics that make up the bulk of the manual

Work Talk: Effective workplace communication with employees with an intellectual disability

Type of product Training product
Mode of delivery To be delivered by training staff of Disability Business Services
Relevant Disability
Services Standards
Standard 1 Service access

Standard 2 Individual needs

Standard 3 Decision making and choice

Standard 4 Privacy, dignity and confidentiality

Standard 5 Participation and integration

Standard 6 Valued status

Standard 7 Complaints and disputes

Standard 8 Service management

Standard 9 Employment conditions

Standard 10 Service recipient training and support

Standard 11 Staff recruitment, employment and training

Standard 12 Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
Audience Support staff of Disability Business Services
Type of delivery
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • Stand-alone
  • Can be integrated into a larger workplace training program
  • Topics can be independently delivered
Resources included
  • Manual about effective workplace communication with employees with an intellectual disability
  • CD-ROM for easy printing
Product overview The aim of the manual is to bring together information about and strategies for effective workplace communication in Disability Business Services. It focuses on the communication between employees with an intellectual disability and staff who work with them directly. This manual has four sections.
  1. Introduction
  2. An implementation guide
  3. An introduction to intellectual disability
  4. A series of 10 communication and learning topics that make up the bulk of the manual

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