Discovery – CDERP Certified Professional

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Course Description

The Basic Certificate provides 40 hours of comprehensive training in Discovery. Completely updated for 2024, it meets the needs of employment professionals wanting to deliver employment services with fidelity to the practice evidence. This course is designed to give you the knowledge to deliver Discovery within employment services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or any disability employment service. Completion will equip you to deliver employment practice that is an authentic person-centred employment service. Once successfully completed, you will be certified in the basics of Discovery. Following completion, we’ll promote your professionalism by supporting the use of the CDERP Certified Discovery Professional post-nominal CCDP, indicating your professionalism in disability employment.

This can lead to additional study with us to achieve the full CDERP Certified Customised Employment Professional.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Introduction to Customised Employment
  • Understanding Discovery and the Person
  • Understanding Discovery and Social Capital
  • Arranging Informational Interviews
  • Promoting Work Experience
  • Undertaking Job Development & Engaging Employers

The Basic Certificate in Discovery is one part of a comprehensive suite of professional development programs designed to support real evidence-based employment practice. Developed by CDERP and supported by practice and research in Australia and overseas. CDERP leverages our global partnerships with customised employment pioneers such as Griffin Hammis Associates to ensure that our programs are relevant. We back this up with practice evidence from our own service delivery and ongoing relationships with some of the best disability and employment researchers globally. Contextualised to our setting and supporting real employment outcomes consistent with the intent and goal of authentic Customised Employment.

Authentic Disability Employment professionals don’t take shortcuts. They invest in themselves to ensure clients receive the best evidence-based services as possible. Nothing is authentic about a practice learnt from a book or borrowed from a website. Authenticity requires understanding the nuances that exist in every setting and client relationship.

The course is self-paced and supported by self-assessment, video instruction and mentoring as required. Participants in this course receive access to program manuals and CDERP’s growing library of evidence-based practice resources.

Satisfactory completion of this course is equal to 40 CPD credits.

If you’re looking for comprehensive training in Customised Employment, why not consider the Customised Employment – CDERP Certified Professional program? Follow this link to find out more:

NDIS Research into Customised Employment

The NDIS commissioned research into employment interventions. To read about all interventions and CDERP’s Customised Employment, follow this link:

CDERP Work First Customised Employment Research and Work

Follow this link to NDIS-supported research carried out by the University of Melbourne partnership: