Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a disability and community sector focused registered training organisation (RTO). The not-forprofit organisation was established in 1945 by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy under the leadership of Audrie and Neil McLeod. CPA was the first organisation in the world for individuals with cerebral palsy. CPA’s training division is committed to providing high quality, evidence-based workplace training for individuals and organisations. To offer the same standard of training as CPA’s own staff can only lead to great things for the wider disability and community sector.
The partnership between CPA and Kineo was established as both parties shared direct clients through online learning. It was a logical move to collaborate as CPA’s deep knowledge of disability combined with Kineo’s learning expertise had a shared vision for providing co-created courses containing practical best practice learning content.
A key strategic goal for CPA is to expand their reach specifically to providers and disability support workers through digital training, particularly as many support workers are unable to attend CPA in person training.
A range of health courses along with work health & safety (WHS) based digital training are available. These courses include the likes of Assist with Medications, Infection Prevention and Control, and key legislative titles such as The Positive Behaviour Support course and DisabilityAware: An awareness and inclusion program.
CPA is effectively a one stop-shop for disability providers to meet a lot of vital needs. This practical provision of workplace training also helps disability providers with meeting requirements for NDIS compliance audits
Both Partners wanted to improve the access and grade of digital learning for the disability sector and are committed to developing an industry leading learning offering. The specialist elearning library offering is made up of learning modules from both parties and complimented by new co-created courses branded by CPA, a leading figure in education and research, backed by Kineo, a leading Australian digital learning technology company.
Co-creation on new courses has proved successful and where CPA has provided the subject matter expertise. Further value can be seen in user feedback and where, working together improvements can be made utilising our respective skills to surpass learner expectation.
We will look at further ways to work together and strategically grow the offering to help the community and make learning accessible to all providers, no matter what the size. Looking ahead CPA will be focused on slow and steady growth, along with further content collaboration to meet future learner audience needs.
CPA Business Development Manager, Victoria Houchin summed up our partnership in one sentence;
“Likeminded organisations collaborating to support the community.”
Craig Parr, Head of Strategic Alliances, APAC added;
"Kineo has learnt so much from CPA in understanding the challenges and future needs of the disability sector. Partnering with such a well-respected organisation like CPA to bring that next generation of digital learning to the sector is something we are immensely proud to be involved in!”