Introduction to Training Techniques for Disability Support Workers.

Making progress with peoples personal goals

What's it all about?

Assisting people with disability to develop more competencies is one of the five critical accomplishments for the development of a personal vision. (From Implementing Person-Centred Planning. John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien 1998)

When considering their annual plan, many people with an intellectual disability express the desire to acquire some new skills. They may want to find employment, engage more with their community or live more independently. Support workers are the key people that can turn such goals into outcomes. But what are the skills needed by a support worker to assist a person when that person finds it difficult to learn new skills?

This 1-day course is designed to provide participants with a range of strategies that will assist people who may find it difficult to learn, acquire new and valued skills. It will involve practical activities as well as some theoretical content.

Course Provider

Stara Training & Consultancy Services


This course is facilitated by Dave Rogers


23 November 2017


8.45 for a 9.00 am start. Close 4.30 pm.


Nulsen Disability Services 32 Burton Street. Cannington


Morning/Afternoon tean and light lunch provided


Early Bird $198 (Before 20 Oct 2017) Standard Standard $253 After COB 23 October 2017)

Term & Conditions

Early Bird price is based on date of payment NOT date of booking

All prices are inclusive of GST

10% Administration fee for cancellations after payment.

No refunds for cancellations in the 2 weeks prior to event

Certificates of attendance

All participants completing all sessions are awarded a certificate of attendance


The aim of this course is to provide disability support workers with a range of training strategies to assist people with intellectual disability acquire new skills.

Learning Outcome

By the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  • Set realistic training goals
  • Create optimum training environments.
  • Use a task analysis to break down the components of a skill.
  • Understand the importance of cues/prompts and how to use correctly.
  • Have the ability to design simple modified resources to assist learning.
  • Use a range of different training techniques to assist learning.
  • Make use of incidental learning opportunities for learning. (Active Learning)
  • Understand the importance and correct use of positive feedback.