Disability Employment Australia. Represent, Support, Resource

Events & Training


August 2017
This year’s conference will examine a range of issues from the perspective of Primary Interventions, Promoting Recovery, Prevention and the latest Policy Initiatives. Mental health awareness and well-being strategies remain urgent public concerns. The Conference will focus on the range of complex mental issues affecting the elderly including depression, dementia and anxiety. It will also explore the mental health issues of young Australians and how we can influence, educate and promote change.
18th International Mental Health Conference – 2017
External Gold Coast Aug 21 - Aug 23 2017 Register
Advocacy groups have long played a crucial role in promoting the rights of users whilst ensuring their safeguard. You are invited to an interactive roundtable workshop with Dr Shereen Hussein of King’s College London, here in Melbourne as a visiting international fellow. Come along to share your advocacy work with Dr Hussein, and hear examples of social service advocacy from the UK and Europe. Dr Hussein will also discuss the role of advocacy that is present at various stages of social service, and will highlight the role of the wider context of national social policy strategies in establishing the role of advocacy.
Advocacy's role in ensuring choice, control & safeguarding of service users
External Melbourne Aug 22 2017 Register
Social workers provide emotional and practical support to vulnerable service users who are likely to suffer from emotional trauma and mental health conditions. Stress and burnout levels are reported to be high among social workers, however, little is known about their exact relationships with work, personal characteristics and client groups. Join Dr Shereen Hussein as she explores research findings related to social workers in England and burnout, and how measures can be put in place to prevent burnout.
Work engagement, burnout and personal accomplishments among social workers
External Melbourne Aug 25 2017 Register
Join Dr Shereen Hussein (Research Professor, King’s College London) as she discusses policy and demographic challenges impact on the social service workforce. Dr Hussein will discuss the evolving nature and roles of this workforce and how they interact and respond to increased demand, with empirical examples from the UK and Europe.
Workforce for the future: trends and challenges in an age of marketisation
External Melbourne Aug 30 2017 Register
September 2017
Disability Employment Australia’s Annual Conference is Australasia’s premier conference for managers, aspiring managers, practitioners, and academics working in or with the Disability Employment Services sector.
Disability Employment Australia's Annual Conference
External Brisbane Sep 06 - Sep 07 2017 Register
The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference is hosted by DARU and is the flagship event for the disability advocacy sector in Victoria. The conference planning committee is comprised of representatives from disability advocacy organisations.
Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2017
External Melbourne Sep 15 2017 Register
October 2017
The conference aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way we support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities. In addition to recognising and learning from past achievements, this conference will focus on the future, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and showcase innovation in policy and practice.
7th International Carers Conference
External Adelaide Oct 04 - Oct 06 2017 Register
We warmly welcome you to Albury, NSW from Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 October 2017 for the 9th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium. This year our theme will be Impacts & Outcomes, Putting People First. The symposium is designed for consumers, carers, clinicians, managers and all those working in rural mental health.
9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium
External Albury NSW Oct 11 - Oct 13 2017 Register
November 2017
The National Employment Solutions Conference will examine the changing face of work and the workplace and the impacts on sector professionals. The program will examine challenges, opportunities, trends and issues that relate to innovative employment solutions in both job supply and demand.
National Employment Solutions Conference
External Gold Coast Nov 16 - Nov 17 2017 Register
Held over two days in Sydney in November 2017, the NDIS Mental Health Conference is an opportunity for the Mental Health sector to work together to make the most of this new scheme. With the conference theme ‘towards a good life’, there will be a focus on the transformational potential of the NDIS for people living with a psychosocial disability.
National NDIS Mental Health Conference
External Sydney Nov 16 - Nov 17 2017 Register
December 2017
Hosted by youth employment and career education consultancy, THINQ GROUP, the event welcomed 240 delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia to network and share best practices in supporting young people in the areas of engagement, education, employment and entrepreneurship.
External Gold Coast Dec 05 - Dec 06 2017 Register