Current Projects

AFDO runs projects related to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), employment, exemplar disability services, and more. Learn about them here.


AFDO Diversity Field Officer Service

The Diversity Field Officer Service has been developed by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), in collaboration with Deakin University.

The Diversity Field Officer Service is an innovative employer engagement strategy focused on building the ‘disability confidence’ of business, including small and medium sized enterprises to become more welcoming, confident and accessible.

The project is focused on developing a customised coaching service tailored to small businesses in the Geelong region. 

Read more about the Diversity Field Officer Service


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has a Disability Loop website, social media and e-news dedicated to providing information on the NDIS. 

We have received funding from the Victorian Government to run NDIS Understanding workshops for people with disability and families across key regional and metropolitan areas throughout Victoria. More information on our NDIS workshops can be found at Disability Loop events

Please visit AFDO's Disability Loop website to learn more about the NDIS.  


AFDO Innovative Service Delivery project

This project is coordinated and led by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations and supported by a cross-sectoral advisory group including members of the Ageing, Disability & Mental Health Collaborative Panel.

This project will identify and work with ‘exemplar’ service providers that are applying good practice, consumer-led service delivery models.

It will articulate the characteristics of good practice, in order to assist service providers to review their delivery models, and operate in a market-driven environment.

The project is funded by the State Trustees Australia Foundation and will be run over a twelve month period, concluding in August 2017. Key findings from the project will be shared with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and peak organisations such as National Disability Services (NDS), Vicserv, the Council of the Ageing (COTA), Carers Victoria, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV), and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) to support the adoption of best practice consumer choice and control service delivery models. 

Read more about  our Innovative Service Delivery project