(HR) Disability Awareness Theatre-Style Workshop

The program focuses on providing participants with real-life exposure and practice in what it’s like to live with various disabilities. We do this by taking participants through a series of activities all of which simulate the limitations of various conditions.

We integrate stories from one or two people living with disabilities to allow participants to hear directly from those with lived experience and give participants the chance to ask questions they may have always wanted to ask.

We integrate a number of informational segments including;
• Legislation;
• Western Power policies and procedures and;
• use of appropriate language.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Amanda who wheelchair bound due to her quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

Course Duration

3.5 hours

Who Should Attend

All Western Power employees


No bookings will be confirmed until you forward your Approval To Attend Training email from your Formal Leader to Approval Evidence

Learning Outcomes

Overview of contemporary attitudes towards people with disabilities and how these integrate into our own belief systems;

  • Awareness of disability across WA;
  • Overview effective communication principles and develop skills in communicating with people with disabilities;
  • Gain knowledge of how to provide a suitable workplace for people with disabilities;
  • Identify the barriers people with disabilities face in accessing services and how to overcome these barriers;
  • Legislation and its impact on government agencies; Impact of disclosure;
  • Physical components of access;
  • Sensory components of access (emphasis on vision impairment);
  • Use of the access audit kit, an opportunity to practice its use – to provide appropriate workplace adjustments and inherent requirements;
  • Creating design to meet Australian Standards;
  • Writing in Plain language;
  • Problem solving difficult situations;
  • Develop an enhanced appreciation of the nature and prevalence of bias; and
  • Become familiar with frameworks for identifying, addressing and reducing bias.


Tip - if you are unable to enrol this may be because you do not have a PTS student profile. To request a PTS student profile, complete this online form or contact PTS on 9411 7888 for assistance.

REGIONAL DEPOT SESSIONS We are in the process of scheduling and finalising dates – in the interim if your depot is not listed please add your name to the waitlist for this course and we will contact you once dates and locations have been confirmed.

Please note There will be no catering provided for any of these sessions. You can bring your own food and refreshments to any session, there are kitchen facilities at all sites. For those attending sessions at Perth office food and refreshments can be purchased from the Mercato Cafe. For those attending a session at Prinsep Road, Jandakot depot you will be able to purchase food and coffee from vans that attend the site.

Cancellation Policy

The cost of this course is met through your Function’s budget.
• If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking through OnCourse within 7 working days to avoid your HoF receiving notification of the course cost.
• Approval from your formal leader is required before your booking can be confirmed. Please send the approval email to inclusion@westernpower.com.au
• If the minimum class number is not reached, the workshop will be cancelled.
• Participants will be notified asap and offered an alternative date.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.