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    ACHIEVE: NZ equal opportunity

    ACHIEVE is a network established in New Zealand to ensure equal opportunity and access to tertiary education and training for people with disability.

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    Dis-Forum (UK listserv)

    This UK based listserv is a forum for professionals involved in the delivery of services to students with disabilities in higher education.

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    Disability Awareness. eLearning training

    Developed as part of the Australian Government initiative, National Disability Coordination Officer Program, Disability Awareness Training is the only eLearning training freely available in Australia. Its content is ideal for someone who has minimal or no knowledge of disability, and can be used as a refresher course to be applied across the workplace and the community.

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    Disability Awareness: In My Shoes

    In My Shoes is a simple induction program that supports the education provider to ensure that all staff of the organisation are aware of their responsibilities and legal obligations according to the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards in Education (2005). This training program offers three different streams, targetting - Teachers, Administration staff and Disability Support Staff.

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    EO Online

    EO Online is an online training program for staff in equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment issues. The resource has been developed for staff in the higher education sector by a consortium of Australian universities. It is a self-paced learning program that is easy to access and use. Equity principles, terminology and application are explained through real life case studies and interactive learning techniques. 

    Use of EO Online is restricted to participating universities as a resource for staff training and referral within their university.

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    Helping students with mental illness: Lessons from TAFE classrooms

    This brief publication accompanies the report 'Who's supporting us? TAFE staff perspectives on supporting students with a mental illness'. Aimed at TAFE staff, it provides a summary of the key findings of the report, including lessons from participants about strategies to help students with mental illness, and useful resources. (Cydde Miller, Nhi Nguyen)

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    Inclusive Practice is Good Practice

    Inclusive Practice Is Good Practice aims to promote understanding of the needs of students with disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource package that provides concise reference information and guidelines for staff working in different education and training settings. (First published in 1993 as Reasonable Accommodations: Strategies for Teaching University Students with Disabilities. This is a second edition.)

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    Mental Health First Aid

    In order to help people provide initial support for someone with a mental health problem, the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University has developed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course. The MHFA course is a 12-hour course developed in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm with the aim to improve the mental health literacy of members of the Australian community.

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    Mindful Employer Program

    Employees in every industry will be affected – directly or indirectly – by a mental health problem at some point in their career. Around one in five Australians experience a mental illness every year. There is an impact on families, friends and work colleagues too. Becoming a Mindful Employer can help you create a positive and supportive workplace, and help avoid the costs of not responding appropriately to mental health problems.

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    Pathways 10: Introducing the…‘Toolkit For Staff

    Pathways 10 2010: Joanna Bell and Samantha Berglin

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