Membership of ACCDP

The Australian College of Community and Disability Practitioners (ACCDP) is your professional voice in the community and disability services sector.

Membership of the ACCDP is an exclusive benefit of being an ASU member. Click here to access these member-only resources.

Being a member of the ACCDP means that you have a say in your own professional development and in the professional standards in our sector. Our sector needs a professional voice from front-line workers not big business, employer or industry groups.

The ACCDP has an Advisory Board that guides its work. The Board includes frontline practitioners, academics and service providers – all committed to uplifting the sector and supporting workers to develop new skills and careers in the sector. The ACCDP has representatives on important industry training bodies.

Your ACCDP membership means you have a voice at the table when important decisions are being made about workforce development.

Being a member of the ACCDP also means that you have exclusive access to research, training, and interviews with sector experts – all at no cost to you.

Enrol in Your ACCDP Course

2021 Summer Course Series

  • The NDIS and Disability Services

    • Understanding the NDIS Code of Conduct

    • Understanding behaviour support plans and supporting NDIS participants through positive behaviour strategies

    • Disability Rights and Advocacy Series

  • Mental Health Series for Community Workers

    • Understanding and Responding to Vicarious Trauma (VT): An Introduction

    • Mental Health in the Workplace

  • Child, Youth, and Family Services

    • Out of home at 18? Reforming out of home care (OOHC)

    • A government register for residential youth workers – what it means for you

    • What is a “Professionalised Foster Carer” and what does it mean for workers?

    • Understanding the TEIP (Targeted Early Intervention Program) reforms

  • Safety at Work 

    • Responding to domestic and family violence in the workplace

    • Working Safely in COVID-19

    • What does Workplace Health and Safety mean and what is a Health and Safety Representative?

    • Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training

    • Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher

  • Aboriginal Services 

    • Justice for First Nations People

  • Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Services

    • Self-determination over “integration” – understanding Culturally and Linguistically Diverse specialist services and why they are important

  • Governance and Leadership Courses

    • Community Services History and Values Course for Board Members 

    • What is best practice consultation – what rights do workers have and what are the obligations of employers?

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services

    • Practice and other issues for workers in the alcohol and other drugs sector

  • The Future of Community Services Series

    • Campaigning and advocacy in community services

    • A wave of disadvantage across NSW - impact of the COVID-19 recession