My Professional Practice Space - PDM1151

My Professional Practice Space is a free online learning management system for allied health students and educators.

NOTE:  We do not recommend using Microsoft Edge for the registration process.

The learning management system available aims to develop the skills and knowledge of allied health students to work with, and respond to the goals and needs of, National Disability Insurance Scheme - or NDIS – participants, who experience disability and complex support needs.

My Professional Practice Space also aims to provide students with information and knowledge to support transition into new graduate disability practice, should they choose to pursue future work in that area. For educators, My Professional Practice Space contains further information and tools to support and engage students throughout each placement.

We welcome both allied health students and educators to actively use, and learn from, My Professional Practice Space.

Modules within the Learning Management System include written and video content; resource links; downloadable templates and checklists; practice scenarios and exemplars; self-assessment quizzes; reflective tools and other activities that support students’ learning and placement supervision.

Some modules also provide an optional further learning section. This content may be useful for allied health students wanting to find out more information on a particular topic. Or, for students participating in professional practice placements of a longer duration, these further learning sections can provide additional information to continue to grow a student’s knowledge throughout their placement experience. A summary of all of this content is available in the resources and reading module in the Learning Management System.

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Short course: Free

Who should attend

My Professional Practice Space will help allied health students undertaking professional practice placements with people with disability and other key supporters that the students work with during these placements. The digital and written resources will however also be useful for students when working in the disability sector, beyond the NDIS.

For educators, My Professional Practice Space can be used to scaffold professional practice learning with the students they supervise on placements.

    Learning objectives

    After completing the 6 core modules, allied health students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
    2. Identify key principles and considerations for disability practice, including a strengths-based enablement approach; assessment selection; report writing and documentation; and service provision using both face-to-face and telehealth practice methods.
    3. Identify key telehealth principles necessary to consider for both practice education and future clinical work.
    4. Apply clinical reasoning (e.g., procedural, interactive, narrative and ethical reasoning) in various contexts, such as with people with disability in the community, the NDIS and telehealth.
    5. Apply relevant practice models and frameworks to LMS activities, supervision sessions and direct clinical work, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE).

    Course structure

    The 6 core topics areas will provide:

    • guidance on working with people with disability in the community;
    • an introduction to telehealth practice;
    • an overview of the NDIS;
    • information on the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission;
    • details regarding the NDIS workforce; and
    • an outline of provision of allied health services within the NDIS.

    There is also

    • an allied health placement starter kit, which contains further information and tools for educators to support and engage students throughout each placement;
    • site-specific student learning information; and
    • a module that provides examples of current professional practice collaborations the Monash University School of Primary and Allied Healthcare and our partner organisations have developed over time, for others to learn from.

    When using My Professional Practice Space, students may be asked to work through all of the learning content offered, or students and educators may focus on key topics as a starting point for capability building.


    The learning management system has practice scenarios and exemplars; self-assessment quizzes; reflective tools and other activities that support students’ learning and placement supervision; however, there is no formal assessment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the course accredited?

    This course is not accredited; however, there is a certificate of completion available within the learning management system which will auto-populate those modules the learner has completed (including quizzes and module evaluation).

    Do I get a certificate?

    You will be able to download a certificate of evidence of the training modules you have completed.

    Having trouble registering?

    We do not recommend using Microsoft Edge for the registration process.

    I have registered and received confirmation of my order from Monash, but I can’t locate any information about how to access the course

    The enrolments in the course take place every Monday and that is when you will receive a system generated email with your login credentials. You will also receive a welcome email from us with the instructions regarding login.

    Faculty biographies

    Associate Professor Libby Callaway

    Independent Living Stream Lead, Rehabilitation, Ageing & Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre, School of Primary & Allied Healthcare

    Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, School of Primary & Allied Healthcare

    Libby is a registered occupational therapist, having worked for the past 27 years in the field of neurological disability in Australia and the USA. Libby is also the President of the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA). At Monash, Libby leads a national collaborative research program focused on housing, technology, and workforce design for people with disability, funded by state and federal government disability and injury insurers. She also holds advisory roles to State and Federal government in the areas of disability, housing and allied health.

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