Allied Health Capability Framework

Allied Health Capability Framework
Allied Health Capability Framework: Disability and Complex Support Needs

Free resources for dietitians and people with disability and their families.

The webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Education Centre and the Dietitians Australia Policy and Advocacy Team (2021).

In 2020, DHHS Victoria released a new Allied Health Capability Framework: Disability and Complex Support Needs as part of a $26M NDIS Workforce Development Strategy. In collaboration with people with lived experience of disability, and health, disability and community allied health providers partners, Monash University's School of Primary and Allied Healthcare was contracted from April-December 2020 to develop a suite of free implementation and training tools for the new Framework. The result is an accessible website for allied health professionals and people with disability, their family, friends and carers. For allied health professionals, there is also a comprehensive learning management system to assist with Framework implementation. This workshop will provide an overview of the tools produced, and discuss their relevance for dietetics practice within the NDIS. Although developed in Victoria, the resources produced offer utility for dietitians across Australia.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will:

Understand key components of the allied health capability framework: disability and complex support needs and its relevance to dietetics practice
Learn how to use the Framework implementation and training tools to document and plan for individual and/or organisational allied health capability to work with people with disability and complex support needs, their families and other supporters


Dr. Em Bould is a senior research fellow at Monash University, and was the manager on the project that will be presented. Em has a strong track record of research that is generating an evidence base to facilitate the development of practices, programs and policies in order to enable participation of people with cognitive disability and promote their social inclusion, to bring about positive change for people living with disability. Most recently this has focused on human and animal supports, that facilitate social and community inclusion.

Dr. Libby Callaway is a registered occupational therapist and Associate Professor at Monash University. Libby led the project that will be presented. Libby leads an interdisciplinary team working on a range of collaborative research projects focused on housing, technology, support and workforce design for people with disability, which is funded by state and federal government. In addition to her research work, Libby is also the President of the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA), the national peak body for assistive technology stakeholders.

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour.

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