The pages within the Members’ Area are accessible for DEAI members holding a current membership only.
Once your registration has been activated you will be informed by automatic email. Please allow 2 business days for this to occur. You will then be able to access the Members’ Area by entering your Username and Password in the ‘Existing User Log in’.
From the 1st July 2019 the DEAI will introduce a mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for all full DEAI members. Mandatory CPD will bring Developmental Educators in line with other allied health professions and will further strengthen the integrity the profession.
The CPD program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism of Developmental Educators. The aim of the program is to maintain, improve and strengthen knowledge, expertise and competence, and to aid in the development of and maintenance of personal and professional skills.
During a 1 year membership cycle, members will be required to undertake professional development activities that amount to 30 CPD points as per the CPD Guidelines, which is available to members on the CPD webpage. Membership renewal is contingent on the submission of the required CPD points. The CPD program is implemented incrementally during the first year, with details of this in the CPD Guidelines.
The DEAI undertakes random audits of the submitted CPD Records, at which time a member is required to submit evidence of the CPD activities recorded on the submitted CPD Record.
Members who have had absence from practice for more than 12 months have an obligation to assess what changes there have been to professional practice and in order to undertake the required CPD to ensure they are suitably prepared to return to practice.
The Professional Mentoring Program provided by the DEAI has been discontinued due to difficulty of finding Mentors to support a Mentee interested in mentoring, and to now focus developing supervision capacity within the DE profession. Mentees receiving mentoring currently can continue until mutual agreement is reached to stop the mentoring relationship.
The DEAI sincerely thanks all previous Mentors and Mentees who have participated in this program.
The DEAI is now focussing its efforts on developing the clinical supervision skills of Developmental Educators in order to establish a register of Clinical Supervisors who are keen to practice privately to support the supervision needs of Developmental Educators as required by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
View this page for job opportunities for Developmental Educators and students.
Access a range of resources and links relevant for Developmental Educators in their practice of supporting people with disabilities and their families.