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Focus Week: Beyond Appearances: Invisible Disabilities and Learning

6 June 2024
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week: Student Diversity & Wellbeing

About this webinar

Invisible disabilities and barriers to education can significantly impact a person’s ability to learn, yet they often go unnoticed or misunderstood.
This presentation will assist participants in gaining an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with invisible disabilities in educational settings.
This will include a discussion of practical strategies and accommodations to support students with invisible disabilities and strategies to foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment so that every learner can succeed.
Ultimately, this presentation aims to enhance learning outcomes, promote diversity, equality and inclusion, and empower students to overcome challenges and thrive.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • The impact of definitions of disability and invisible disability
  • Perspectives from lived experience as a student with an invisible disability
  • Strategies to empower and support students with disability within the VET training and assessment context
  • Practical strategies to support students with invisible disabilities, including implementing reasonable adjustments and services such as examination adjustments, assignment extensions, study assistance, and assistive technology and equipment

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 72 hours of the session closing. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Date & Time

Thursday 6th June 2024
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyoneresponsible for the development/delivery of learning content, or assesment, to students with disabilities

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Resource Developers
  • Training Managers
  • Consultants
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers
  • RTO/Compliance Managers

What to expect

Presented by Natalie Oostergo & Sian Tooker, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Natalie Oostergo



Natalie Oostergo is the Deputy Academic Director of the 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation at IES College. In this role, she leads a team of academic staff in the implementation of strategies to support the diverse learning needs of domestic and international students.

Natalie is an innovative and strategic thinker with over twenty years of experience in education. Her career highlights include presenting at various conferences, receiving an Australian Award for University Teaching, becoming an IEAA Associate Fellow, and making lasting connections with students.


Thursday, 6 June 2024

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Natalie Oostergo & Sian Tooker before the session, please email

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