Training Validation – Architecture & Access, part of the team testing the latest course, designed to educate professionals about this important design standard.
The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard has now been released and is available for use by organisations wishing to design and develop SDA.
Two staff members of Architecture & Access were selected to participate in the training course validation. Claire Oliver, Architect and Project Manager and Mary Younger, Architect.
Claire, Mary and ten others were given a condensed version of the proposed SDA Accredited Assessor Course. The day-long session took on the form of a workshop, where all participants provided informal input throughout the course presentation both in respect to the content and other general questions prompted by the material presented.
The SDA Design Standard has been developed, to assist SDA designers and developers to gain an understanding of the key design elements to consider in SDA. This standard must now be used by organisations wishing to develop SDA.
From July 2021 there will be a mandatory requirement for any SDA to be assessed by an Accredited SDA Assessor, for the SDA to be registered with NDIS.
The Accredited SDA Assessor course targets candidates who wish to be able to accredit specialist disability accommodation as defined by NDIS in the following four categories:
- Improved liveability
- Fully Accessible
- High Physical support
From Architecture & Access Mary Younger, Architect (VIC), Lucas Wheeler, Access Consultant (VIC), Sharlene Howland, Access Consultant (VIC), Patricia Flores, QLD State Manager & Senior Access Consultant, Steve Schulze, Access Consultant (SA) and Grant Wooller, SA State Manager & Senior Access Consultant are all enrolled to complete the Accredited SDA Course delivered by Access Institute and approved by NDIS.