Enhance your knowledge and professional development

Disability awareness is an important part of establishing inclusion for people with disability and an essential part of the University's strategic intent for both staff and students within the Griffith community.


Misconceptions about people with disability are often the result of lack of awareness. The content in this program is ideal for someone who has minimal or no knowledge of disability, and can be used as a refresher course to be applied across a range of workplaces.

This program aims to build confidence in interactions with people with disability, learn tips for better communication, discover where to find out more information about particular disability topics and share this new knowledge with others.

  • For current students this program will enhance  your preparation for work-integrated learning; work in existing part-time or volunteer roles; and demonstrating Griffith Graduate Attributes
  • For current staff this program will enhance staff capacity by preparing incoming staff through induction training (on-boarding) and building capacity in existing staff around how to embed inclusive practices in all spheres of the organisation.

This new online training is an initiative of the National Disability Coordination Officer Program and Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training is introductory course can be combined with Griffith's face-to-face Disability Awareness Training and resources on the Accessibility and Inclusion website.

Start your training here

Face-to-face training

Once you have completed the online Disability Awareness Training program you might want to discuss how to support students with a disability or health condition within your particular Element or Group or how to apply reasonable adjustments to a particular learning setting or activity.

Professional and Academic staff are encouraged to attend these customised sessions to learn more.

Staff can attend sessions advertised through the HR Learning and Development catalogue or request a customised session for staff in your Group or Element.

Common topics include:

  • supporting students in labs or fieldwork
  • supporting students in work-integrated learning and placements
  • supporting students in the classroom
  • developing accessible resources

More information

Call us on 07 3735 9282 or email disability@griffith.edu.au