A review of the current Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) is being conducted by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
This review refers to Part 34 of the Transport Standards which requires the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, in consultation with the Attorney-General, to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards. A review is required within five years of the Transport Standards coming into effect and every five years thereafter.
For further detail of the review please refer to:
Your submission to the review can be made through the following online survey link .
The survey may take up to 20 minutes of your time and to complete.
Please follow the links from:
If you have any further questions regarding the survey contact:
Phone: (08) 82415 4278
Online submissions close 5pm Monday 25th of February 2013.
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The Federal Government is seeking expressions of interest from people with lived experience of disability who would like to work for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Launch Transition Agency.
The NDIS Launch Transition Agency (the Agency) was established by the Australian Government to: implement the first stage of a NDIS; work with all jurisdictions to ensure improved support for people living with disability, and; deliver the first stage of a NDIS.
The Agency is encouraging people living with disability, as well as people who have worked with or supported people living with disability, to submit an expression of interest for employment in any of the following positions:
- Office administration
- Management and leadership
- Customer service and Front of House
- Finance and procurement
- Planner roles to help people living with disability plan for their current and future needs (Allied Health qualifications required)
- Participant coordination roles to help people with disability, their families and carers coordinate and access supports and services for these needs.
The positions will be available across all five launch locations (South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT, the Hunter Valley region of NSW and the Barwon area of Victoria) and are expected to commence from early to mid-2013, with a small number starting in the coming weeks or months.
This opportunity represents an ideal platform for people living with disability, their friends, families and support networks, to get involved in the NDIS and amplify the voices of people living with disability.
Click on the links below for more information:
The NDIS Launch Transition Agency
Call for expressions of interest and Expression of Interest Form
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CPPACC4005A – Conduct a Building Access Audit
Certificate in Access Auditing – Buildings
2 day course – plus assignment
The course provides a framework for participants to undertake an access audit of a building and covers the essential key components of access to buildings including:
• Overview of disability access issues
• Overview of relevant State and Federal legislation and Australian Standards
• Identification of key access issues, barriers and solutions
• Key issues in dealing with clients
• Development and use of an Access Audit Checklist and Report
• Undertaking an Access Audit of a sample facility
• Reviewing and testing of knowledge learned
Course fee $1,500.00 (no GST) per person includes all course materials and catering.
To download a registration form, please click here. For more information contact Justine Terese on 08 8236 0575
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The Australian Government solar hot water rebate has closed to water heaters installed after 28 February 2012 and will close in full to all applications on 30 June 2012.
If you are replacing a conventional electric storage water heater in an existing home and you ordered or installed your system prior to 28 February 2012 you may be eligible for:
- $1,000 rebate if you install a solar water heater.
- $600 rebate if you install an electric heat pump water heater.
This rebate is available to homeowners, landlords or tenants.
- If you have installed a system prior to 28 February 2012, your application must reach the Australian Government within 122 days from the date of installation.
- If you purchased or ordered (and paid a deposit) for a system up to 28 February 2012, but installed it after 28 February 2012, applications must be received by the Australian Government by 30 June 2012.
Please note that:
- Systems purchased or ordered after 28 February 2012 are not eligible for this rebate.
- Applications received by the Australian Government after 30 June 2012 will not be eligible.
For more information see Australian Government Solar Hot Water Rebate.
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