Our training is informed by research and practice undertaken by CDERP and Colleagues locally and globally.
CDERP College is a natural extension of the research and training that CDERP has been undertaking and delivering for over a decade informally and formally since 2014.
Today, with the advent of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), DES Redesign and increasing demand from providers and families alike, we created CDERP College to meet the demand for Disability Employment staff to be professionally trained in authentic evidence-based practices that support real meaningful employment and career outcomes.
Our Customised Employment (CE) and Discovery programs have been developed with the support of our colleagues at Griffin-Hammis Associates – the global leaders in Customised Employment – to meet the needs of the Australian context. We pride ourselves on our ongoing research and evolution of disability employment practice that today has resulted in an evolution of Discovery that meets our unique setting.
Our research and practice-driven agenda now incorporate the Individual Place and Support (IPS) methodology that we use in our Work First Employment program into our training programs to ensure that our training programs offer you the opportunity to develop an understanding and the skills needed to use evidence-based practice (EBP) as the gold standard in person-centred service delivery.
Systems evolve, clients rightfully demand a more person-centred client directed approach to disability employment. Our global partnerships and work allow us to be at the forefront of disability employment practice and to assist you to meet these demands.
Meet Some of Our Instructors
Experts in Person-Centred Disability Employment Practice.
Jon has an extensive background in community service. When he is not training and working with employment staff, Jon is out in the field undertaking Discovery with clients.
Lauren has background in Psychology and supporting and mentoring employment staff.
Kristin has an extensive history in disability advocacy and employment across a number of settings and an interest in transition to work.
Higher shareholder return for inclusive employers
Disability numbers for general community
Percentage of people with a disability who aren't working
NDIS target for economic participation