Seminar to focus on overcoming disabilities in the workplace 


Charles Darwin University is running a Disability in the Workplace training event in conjunction with the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC).

One in five Australians has a disability, which means that just about every one is affected by disability in the workplace. Disability has many forms, including mental health issues, sensory, or physical disabilities. The NDRC is an Australian Government funded program to support large employers to build their overall level of “disability confidence”.

The aim is to assist employers to employ more people with a disability into these organisations.

Hosted by CDU, the workshop will discuss how to engage with co-workers with a disability and where to go for assistance. It will also provide an overview of the support services available including workplace modifications and go into the new partnership between CDU and the NDRC.

The session will detail how to engage with co-workers with a disability, to understand the barriers faced by people with a disability when joining the workforce and to understand how disability can impact on the recruitment process.

The training session will be delivered by the manager of the NDRC, Lucy Macali, on Monday, 13 September from 9.30-12.30pm in building Red 6.1.05 on the Casuarina campus.

For more information on the NDRC Service go to or free call 1800 464 800.