About Us

Field is the learning and development arm of Independence Australia. We are a leading national provider of training in the disability and aged care sector. Our focus is on equipping the industry to adapt and respond to the changing landscape of NDIS. With a depth of industry knowledge, we specialise in assisting people to enter the disability and aged care industry with specialised training for all levels of qualifications.

Field has been a professional development provider for the disability sector for more than 20 years. Strongly supported by the Victorian Government, we are leading the way to embedding reform across the disability sector.

From the rollout of the human rights programs five years ago, to developing comprehensive programs on person-centred planning and leadership, Field has been at the forefront of professional leadership development for service agencies, and for front-line and middle management as they tackle system reform.

For more than 10 years, our Ready4Work package on induction has set the standard for new workers in the sector, and this depth of experience in the sector is now translated into a number of additional programs.

We are a one stop shop for learning and development. We provide quality learning solutions ranging from:

  • accredited courses in Disability and Aged Care from Certificate III to IV
  • compliance training across a number of courses relevant to Aged Care and Disability
  • management development programs
  • accelerated leadership courses, and
  • short courses including first aid, CPR, infection control and manual handling

The NDIS rollout provides a range of new learning and development options to the sector. Field delivers competency and accredited programs, as well as a suite of leadership courses which maximise the potential of expected workforce growth.

Many of our courses are offered in a variety of ways: some face to face, some on-line, and always in a location that best suits our students, either at your location or in ours. Currently, we can provide learning in Collingwood, Footscray and Geelong, however our consultants are able to customise programs to meet your specific needs. This includes a flexible learning schedule to assist you in keeping completely up to date in compliance, accredited programs and leadership capability.