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Mentoring Co-workers with Disability

Mentoring Co-workers with Disability (MCD) provides your staff with vital skills to empower new employees with a disability to learn their job.

This 1 full-day course provides participants with the confidence to train and support co-workers with disabilities to become independent and productive members of their workforce. The course has been running for over 26 years and has been attended by over 2,500 co-workers across the public and private sectors. This course can also be customised to suit your business needs and presented at your workplace.


Program Content

  • Understanding disabilities
  • Enhancing inclusion
  • Instructing the worker
  • Reminding the worker
  • Encouraging the worker
  • Correcting the worker
  • Enhancing performance
  • Facilitating independence
  • Reviewing performance
  • Achieving performance changes


Learning Objectives

At the end of this short course participants will be able to:

  • Assist the worker to become a valued member of the workforce
  • Understand and make the most of the worker’s abilities
  • Break down the jobs into an easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn “task analysis”
  • Instruct the worker how to perform the job in a safe manner
  • Provide quality and quantity of work aligned with the industry standards
  • Overcome the common difficulties that affect performance
  • Provide feedback that encourages and assists the worker to make improvements
  • Advocate for the worker when and where necessary
  • Have basic understanding of some common disabilities that EDGE works with


This program is recommended for

  • Supervisors who are supervising a worker with a disability
  • Co-workers who are working with a worker with a disability


Program Details

Venue: Subiaco
Time: 8.45am – 4.30pm

  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea
  • Training manual and course material


2019 Dates

  • Wednesday 6th February
  • Tuesday 12th March
  • Wednesday 17th April
  • Tuesday 21st May
  • Wednesday 26th June
  • Tuesday 30th July
  • Wednesday 4th September
  • Tuesday 8th October
  • Wednesday 13th November


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