Your Complete Guide to SDA for Occupational Therapists
Everything you need to support a participant seeking SDA, including a report template, case studies and examples to walk you through completing a Functional Capacity Assessment for SDA as well as an exclusive walk through of to a newly built SDA property with examples of the design standards in real life.SIGN UP NOW! >
10 CPD points
Earn 10 CPD points and certificate of completion with every module.
Access videos, audio, templates and content 24/7 for up to 12 months with regular updates.
Access exclusive SDA report template with pre-filled case studies for reference.
Live Q&A's with trainer
Ask questions, clarify knowledge with live Q&A's with our trainers and experts.
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the course that brings it to life
Are you struggling to understand what SDA is and how to complete an assessment and report?
Have you found lots of the information to be too technical, scattered in different places or delivered in a way that makes it hard to apply in your day to day practice?
Do you want to ensure the best outcomes from your SDA reports?
Navigating the components of Specialist Disability Accommodation is often challenging, especially when it comes to producing reports for participants wanting to access the initiative.
As SDA Assessors and clinical OT’s working with people who have complex disabilities, we found ourselves needing to connect two very separate (but important) parts of SDA together: the SDA Design Standard and the Eligibility Legislation to ensure successful outcomes for participants.
In our experience, it is the practical understanding of the design standards combined with the detailed analysis of the participants needs that deliver a strong and impactful SDA report. We have spent years refining a report template that ties this all together.
Now we want to share all of our knowledge with you ...
This course is an in-depth dive into SDA, examining the essential components of the legislation, bringing to life the SDA Design Standards inside a newly-built home and finally, assembling an SDA report.
It is a must-have for any occupational therapist who supports participants eligible for SDA and a game-changer for the entire industry.
"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
"After this course I felt confident that I knew and understood the process and components which needed to be considered when fabricating an SDA assessment or even before opting for an SDA option for the client. I loved that it provided the structure for the report writing, what to include and examples which was helpful to see what it would look like and for something to refer back to."
Grace - Occupational Therapist
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
- Complete an SDA Assessment and report with exclusive template and case study examples
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.
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.
Occupational Therapy Assessment for SDA
This module is specifically designed for health professionals, to assist them in completing their assessments and report as part of an application for specialist disability accommodation.
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.
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.
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
Your Complete Guide to SDA for Occupational Therapists
Everything you need to support a participant seeking SDA, including a report template, case studies and examples to assist you in completing a Functional Capacity Assessment for SDA as well as an exclusive walk through of to a newly built SDA property with examples of the design standards in real life.
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 a tried and tested report template
Don't start from scratch with an SDA report template. We provide you with our report, you can personalise for your organisation.
Provide professional development
Up to 10 hours of CPD available that are delivered with a formal certificate upon the completion of modules.