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The Australian College of Disability and Community Services owned and operated by the Centre for Disability Studies
We bring to the sector a new concept of evidence based Vocational Education – with all courses taught embracing universal design, cultural safety and person-centredness.
At ACDCS it is the students that matter – together we are building capacity for the professions that care! CDS has for over 24 years provided training to the industry both locally and internationally
Australian College of Disability and Community Services (ACDCS) is owned and operated by the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS). It brings to the training sector a unique team with a global reputation in the serving and support of people with a disability.
CDS has for over 24 years provided training to the industry both locally and internationally. The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS), a non-profit organization is affiliated with a major Australian University for research.
CDS have been in operation since 1997. As such all operations of ACDCS are overseen by the CDS Board. ACDCS in 2021 is the latest initiative of the CDS team to meet sector demand for quality person-centred training for their staff.
Take a look at why you should choose ACDCS as your Disability and Community Services education provider
Our team comprises of experienced educators dedicated to improving the quality of service delivery and support for people with a disability.
With 69 course units on offer, ACDCS provides professional development and career opportunities for organisations and individual students alike.
All lectures and sessions are always up-to-date with current changes and demands in the industry, especially in response to the COVID19 global pandemic crisis.
Learn about how you can provide person-centred support and service for your clients and patients. Our professional team will guide you through your learning journey to improve your skills and knowledge in line with best global industry practices.
Our Community and Corporate Partners in the professions that care
ACDCS is owned and operated by the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS). CDS is affiliated with the University of Sydney for research. www.cds.org.au
CDS has for a number of years been delivering Disability and Community Services training into Singapore. ACDCS is looking forward to continuing this tradition of providing training into Singapore in person-centred care, support and service for people with a disability. www.ssi.gov.sg
This years conference is going to be held online due to global circumstances. Join us on Zoom!Learn More
ACDCS offers both accredited and non-accredited courses to the sector.
This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.
This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centered services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability
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How many days of the week are the classes conducted?
During the current COVID19 pandemic, all courses are being delivered online enabling students to engage with the courses according to their own schedules. A one hour session will be held each week using Google Meet. All students are strongly advised to plan to attend these face-to-face sessions, however they will be recorded and you will be able to access them online. If assessment tasks are being undertaken during the face-to-face sessions and you are unable to attend, it will be your responsibility to arrange an alternative time with your trainer.
Will I be able to get refunds?
Please refer to the ACDCS Refund policy for information on refunds. If this does not provide you with the information you need please contact our finance department : firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I register?
To enrol for a course, select the course and enrol online through this website. To register for a workshop, click on the 'Register Now' button under the workshop you wish to attend and follow the prompts.
How can I apply?
Select the course you want to enrol in and enrol directly through this website. One of our trainers will then contact you to walk you through the pre-training review process and assist with any questions you have.