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Important Dates – 2018



Important Dates 2018
Click on the link to download our 2018 Planner
Please Note: NDIS Participants are exempt from Inclusion Melbourne holiday periods. 

January 1st – New Year’s Day (Public Holiday)
January 2nd – 12th (inclusive) – Term Break (Personalised Supports & Inclusion Training)
January 26th – Australia Day (Public Holiday)


February 5th – Staff Training & Planning Day


March 12th – Labor Day (Public Holiday)

March 30th – April 2nd – Easter Holidays


April 3rd – April 13th (inclusive) – Term Break (Inclusion Training)
April 3rd – 6th (inclusive) – Term Break (Personalised Supports)
April 25th – ANZAC Day (Public Holiday)


June 11th – Queens Birthday (Public Holiday)

June 25th – Staff Training & Planning Day


July 2nd – 13th (inclusive) – Term Break (Inclusion Training)
July 2nd – 6th (inclusive) – Term Break (Personalised Supports)


September 24th – October 5th (inclusive) – Term Break (Inclusion Training)

September 24th – September 27th (inclusive) – Term Break (Personalised Supports)

September 28th – AFL Grand Final (Public Holiday)


November 5th – Term Break (Inclusion Training and Personalised Supports)

November 6th – Melbourne Cup (Public Holiday)


December 17th – 31st (inclusive) – Term Break (Inclusion Training)
December 21st – Staff Training Day
December 18th – 31st (inclusive) – Term Break (Personalised Supports)


2018 Induction & Refresher Training for Staff & Volunteers



Inclusion Melbourne invites all new or existing staff and volunteers to attend an Induction and Refresher training sessions for 2018.

This is essential for volunteers and staff who are new to the organisation.

Experienced volunteers and staff are encouraged to attend as a refresher.

Please click on the link for a:

Flyer of the Induction Training for June to December 2018

  • Venue:           67 Sutherland Road, Armadale VIC 3143
  • Time:              9.30am – 1.00pm for volunteers and office-based staff;                                                        9.30am – 4.00pm for direct support staff

To register, email us at with the session date you have chosen or call 03 9509 4266.

Please note that these training sessions are NOT open to the public.

Regular Volunteer Information Sessions – 2018 Timetable

To attend a Volunteer Information Session please email or call 9509 4266 to book your place.

Day/DateTime VenuePresenter
Tuesday 7th August 11am - 12pmArmadaleOranoos
Wednesday 22nd August6pm - 7pmArmadaleLorraine

Inclusion Training Release New Course



Inclusion Melbourne’s registered training organisation; Inclusion Training, has released information on the latest course to be offered.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

This course is open to adults who have an interest in the community and disability sector. This can lead to pathways to employment and is also suitable for those who are already involved in the sector to build on existing skills.  It will be delivered through campus face-to-face learning and online self-paced learning over a period of 12 months and will include a practical placement.

For more information, please visit the Inclusion Training website:

NDIS Readiness Workshops


NDIS Readiness Workshops for Families

Are you unsure about the upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Do you need some assistance collating the information for your first planning meeting?

To help you understand the NDIS changes and prepare for you NDIS planning meeting, Inclusion Melbourne, with support of State Trustee’s has developed a workshop series to support you transition to the NDIS.
Each fortnight the workshops will provide you with information, guidance to set goals, helpful tips, and assist you to complete all the necessary paperwork for the planning meeting. In addition to the workshops you will have the change to meet with other families that we support in your local area.
Workshop one – what is the NDIS?
Workshop two – planning for the plan
Workshop three – getting the most out of your plan
Workshop four – what next?

It is recommended that you attend all four workshops to prepare for your NDIS planning meeting.

Click here to register your interest for the next sessions run at our SUNSHINE location.



Read our Submission to the Development of the State Disability Plan 2017-2020


We feel grateful to be given the opportunity to provide a submission to the State Government for the development of the State Disability Plan 2017-2020. Providing strong systems and access to advocacy is at the top of our list. Read our recent submission here.

Join our Community of Practice!


Inclusion Training host a Community of Practice for Learn Local trainers and assessors who work in the disability sector.

Read more about it here.

If you’re interested in joining our CoP, or would like some more information, please contact us on 95094266.

The 2016-17 Entertainment Book has Arrived!


With a Gold Card and Vouchers, the Entertainment Book represents over $20,000 in value. Support Inclusion, by purchasing the book or the app today.

Click HERE to order your book!

Monthly Induction & Refresher Training for Staff and Volunteers 2016


Inclusion Melbourne invites all new or existing staff and volunteers to attend an Induction and Refresher training.

Please find the invite attached.
Flyer Induction Training Feb to June 2016

 Please note that these trainings are not open to the public.

Circles of Support Training 2016


Circles of Support aim to formalise informal networks to provide valuable and authentic support to a person with a disability

Circles of Support are beneficial because they support the person with a disability over the long term, act as a mechanism that promotes communal responsibility, and support families, carers and advocates. In 2015, Inclusion Melbourne facilitated a trial program, assisting 3 people to build and maintain their own Circles of Support. The success of the program has resulted in Inclusion Melbourne being selected by the National Disability Service (NDS) to contribute to the Community Inclusion Initiative for 2015. The NDS is working with Inclusion Melbourne to expand the Circle of Support program and understand how Circles of Support can contribute to support people with a disability within the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Have a look at our Inclusion Designlab website for more information.


John's Circle of Support

John’s Circle of Support

We’re excited to invite you to our Circles of Support Training, which will commence in March 2016. For more information, see the attached invite for details…

Circles of Support Training 2016

Call 03 9509 4266 for enquiries or bookings.