Support to work with people with disability
You’ll soon have access to education and resources so you can give people with disability the best service possible.
Working safely and effectively with all people is part of the job. Capacity Building for Dietitians in Disability (CBDD) is an education program being developed for all dietitians to work with people with disability.
With 1 in 5 members of the Australian community living with disability, that will be you.
With this program, dietitians will be better equipped to service diverse needs, and Australians with disability will have better access to quality dietitian services.
What you'll learn
CBDD will include a package of training to build your knowledge, confidence and skills to work well with people with disability.
You’ll have access to:
- a self-guided online course
- a series of online workshops
- a supervision program to support dietitians to practice what they learn
- resources to support dietitians to work with people with disability
Education and resources will be free for a limited time.
- September 2022: online course launches
- October 2022: online workshops launch
- 2023: supervision begins (date to be confirmed)
To get more information and alerts, register your interest in accessing the program.
Register your interest
Why we need Capacity Building for Dietitians in Disability
All Australians deserve equity in health care. For the sector to continue to improve, it’s important for all health care professionals to understand and meet the needs of people with disability. One in five people have a disability, meeting the needs of people with disability is part of our everyday work.
But there aren’t many educational opportunities or resources to support dietitians to do this in current dietetic practice.
To address this gap, we’ve partnered with the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations to develop CBDD for you.
Who informs the program
The project will capture the perspectives of people with disability, family, carers and dietitians. It’ll use these insights to develop the education program and resources.
An Advisory Group will inform how the program is made and implemented. The project will use a variety of research and evaluation methods throughout.
CBDD is funded by Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
We’re using the funding to:
- do a needs assessment to inform the education program and resources, including consultations with people with disability, family and carers, and dietitians (completed)
- develop and deliver a consumer-informed education program to enhance dietitians’ knowledge, skills and confidence to work with people with disability (underway)
- provide a supervision program to support dietitians to implement what they have learned in practice (underway)
- develop a complementary suite of resources to support dietitians and their clients with disability (underway)
CBDD needs assessment
We did a needs assessment to inform the CBDD program development.
These infographics show what was involved and the outcomes. Click the infographic to see more detail.