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Call for Expression of Interest - Facilitators, Trainers, Consultants

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations. 20 years of change: History in the making.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is seeking expressions of interest from people with disability to register with us as occasional facilitators, trainers and disability access consultants.

AFDO is the peak organisation representing people with lived experience of disability. AFDO, and its member organisations, are run by and for people with disability.  We work to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.

As part of our mission AFDO delivers training, research and consultation to business, government and other organisations.  Our services include personalised, tailored business reviews, one-to-one work with organisations to build capability as a business champion and support to identify the steps required to remove barriers that may be excluding people with disability from working or otherwise engaging with the organisation.  These services are all delivered to our clients by people with disability.

If you are an experienced trainer, facilitator or consultant in access and disability who would like the opportunity to work with AFDO we’d love to hear from you.

Selection Criteria
To be eligible for this work you must

  • Be a person with disability.
  • Have experience in consulting, training, facilitating, presentation or conducting workshops and the use of relevant materials and technology.
  • Currently have, or be willing to obtain, an ABN.

People who have the following are particularly welcome to register.

  • Knowledge and understanding of business processes and plans.
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification (highly regarded but not essential).

AFDO is committed to meeting the access needs of all staff and contractors, for example, captioning, Auslan or providing Large Print documents.

Remuneration & Process

It is AFDO policy that all people with disability who are engaged in work that makes use of their professional skills and lived experience are remunerated accordingly.  Rates for trainers, facilitators and consultants vary depending on the nature and scope of the contracted work.

As contracts become available, we issue a call out to appropriately qualified and experienced people on our register regarding availability etc.  Those who reply are briefed on the work to be delivered, remuneration negotiated, and a contract issued.

Consultants registered with AFDO will be engaged as contractors and will need to submit an invoice for payment (ABN registration required).  AFDO pays invoices within 21 days of receipt.

How to apply
You can submit your Expression of Interest to join the AFDO National Register of Access & Inclusion Trainers, Facilitators and Consultants on the attached form and email to Jim.Valavanis@afdo.org.au or online.

Download the Expression of Interest form here.

Alternatively, you can contact Jim directly on 0456 003 767 or Tracylee Arestides, AFDO National Manager, on 0493 084 595 should you wish to discuss further.

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Jim Valavanis
P: 0456 003 767
E: Jim.Valavanis@afdo.org.au

Tracylee Arestides
P: 0493 084 595
E: Tracylee.Arestides@afdo.org.au

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