SDA Unpacked

Your complete guide to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and the SDA Design Standards including an overview of all components, assessment process, design category and participant examples as well as an in-depth and exclusive walk-through of to a newly built SDA property.

This course is ideal for:

✅ Support Coordinators 
✅ SIL Providers 
✅ SDA Developers & Builders


7 CPD points

Earn 7 CPD points and certificate of completion with every module.


Long-term access

Access videos, audio, templates and content 24/7 for up to 12 months with regular updates.


Multiple Content Formats

Explore the SDA design standards through images, audio, video and case studies.

Live Q&A's with trainer

Ask questions, clarify knowledge with live Q&A's with our trainers and experts.




Your complete guide to SDA

Are you wanting to get a grip on Specialist Disability Accommodation and it's components?

Have you found lots of the information to be too technical, scattered in different places or delivered in a complex way? 

Do you want to see the Design Standards in practice?

Specialist Disability Accommodation legislation is complex and involves a variety of different stakeholders from participants to support coordinators, to builders and developers. For many of us, it can be an overwhelming process to access the latest information in a simple and practical way. 

As SDA Assessors and clinical OT’s working with people who have complex disabilities, we have experienced SDA from a variety of different angles. Supporting participants to access SDA funding whilst also working with builders and developers to build suitable accommodation. This meant we were needing to connect two very seperate (but important) parts of SDA together constantly: the SDA Design Standard and the Eligibility Legislation to ensure successful outcomes for everyone involved. 

Now we want to share all of our knowledge with you ... 

This course is a deep dive into SDA and the various components that make up both the Design Standards and the Eligibility legislation including exclusive footage and tours of a newly-built SDA home with detailed explanations of the standards in practice. 

It is a must-have for anyone involved in Specialist Disability Accommodation. 

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"The SDA online course was really valuable and will definitely assist me in my role as a support coordinator for clients wanting to access SDA in their NDIS Plans. It's a complex subject which this course helped simplify and clarify.  I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to get a good grasp on SDA without feeling overwhelmed."

Liz - Specialist Support Coordinator
"I found OTuition SDA courses very helpful. I am about to embark on my first SDA development project and as I don’t work in the industry, I found the NDIS design standard a little overwhelming. I found this course provided very useful information including videos and images of completed projects and examples or real life scenarios which helped me understand the reasoning behind the specifications included in the SDA design standards."

Amanda - SDA Developer
"OTuition allows support providers the opportunity to receive the most pertinent information around complex NDIS support frameworks.
If you are an Occupational Therapist or Support Coordinator who is supporting clients to apply for SDA, OTuition will provide you with the tools to best support your clients."

Ben - Support Coordinator

In this course you will:

  • Bring the SDA design standard to life
  • Unpack the design standards inside a finished SDA property
  • Connect the design standards to the SDA eligibility legislation
  • Understand the benefits of an SDA environment for a participant

What's inside

 Module Duration: 2 - 3 hours     CPD Points: 3 

Module 1

SDA Explained

SDA Explained has been created to provide you with a snapshot of SDA; what it is, who it helps, who is involved and where we are at today in Australia with the rollout. This course is for anyone interested in learning about SDA in Australia.

 Module Duration: 3 - 4 hours     CPD Points: 4 

Module 2

The SDA Design Standards

This course is a deep dive into what an SDA property looks like at completion as it pertains to the SDA Design Standards: a document setting out design requirements for newly built SDA dwellings. This module has a lot of video content inside a newly constructed SDA Dwelling.

Certificate of completion

Receive a certificate of completion with eligible CPD points for each module.

Bonus Q&A With Instructor

Tune in to a Q&A with the course instructor to ask further questions or clarify understanding.

12-Month Access

Access all content including videos and audio for up to 12 months from course completion date. 

Meet your instructor

Lauren Hart is an Occupational Therapist and the founder of Optimal Living Therapy. Having graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Lauren has worked in a variety of areas and with an extensive range of clients in her career thus far.

Lauren has completed a diploma in Access Consultancy with the Institute of Access Training Australia. Lauren also has her Liveable Housing Assessor qualification. Lauren works closely with builders and architects on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) projects, as a consultant, or as an SDA assessor to provide SDA certifications.

Lauren’s qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist
  • Diploma of Access Consulting
  • Registered Livable Housing Australia Design Guideline Assessor
  • Registered NDIS provider
  • Accredited SDA Assessor – SDA00010



✅ 2 jam-packed modules on SDA

✅ 7 CPD points 

✅ Live Q&A with SDA expert

✅ 12 Month access

✅ Unlimited viewing, 24/7


SDA Unpacked

Your complete guide to Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) and the SDA Design Standards including an overview of all components, assessment process, design category and participant examples as well as an in-depth and exclusive walk-through of to a newly built SDA property.


Buy this course for your organisation

Want to upskill your entire team on SDA? Get in touch with us today to discuss what options may work best for your team. This could include bulk buy licences, exclusive coaching sessions with the course Trainer or single seat discounts. 

Plus all OTuition courses could qualify for the latest Australian Government tax write-off for businesses that invest in employee training and skills development.

Enhance the knowledge within your team

Gain a deeper understanding of the SDA design standard and eligibility legislation to better support participants.

Access tried and tested templates

Don't start from scratch with templates and documents. Many of our courses come with exclusive templates for your team.

Provide professional development

Up to 7 hours of CPD available that are delivered with a formal certificate upon the completion of modules. 


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