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De-escalation Skills for Disability Workers - ONE DAY COURSE (31 July)

Price $145 – $315 AUD Register

Event description

Specialist skills for the disability sector

How we respond to a potential crisis can make the difference between smooth resolution and an emergency situation. De-escalation skills are all about developing responses which prevent violence and defuse volatile situations.

Based on our popular standard De-escalation course, this specialist version is designed especially for disability sector professionals.

Along with general tools and techniques to respond appropriately to threatening, violent, aggressive and other unexpected or inappropriate behaviour, this course explores particular behaviours and needs which are common in clients with a disability.

Guided by the principles of positive behaviours support and harm minimisation, the content is mindful of both disability legislation and prioritises the wellbeing of both clients and workers.

Topics include:

  • Causes and triggers
  • Preventing violence
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Stages of escalation
  • Positive Behaviour Support principles
  • Self-awareness and calming
  • The role of body language
  • Defusing skills

This course includes:

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home resource package.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.


Standard | $315
Corporate and Government

Non-Profit/ Individuals | $215
Staff of non-profit organisations, micro-businesses with less than 5 staff and self-funded waged individuals

Concession | $145
Concession Card Holders paying as individuals


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $45 toward catering and materials. Click here to apply.


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Evolve WA
Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar
Level 1, 20 Southport Street
West Leederville WA 6007

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Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.

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