Professional Disability Awareness Training (PDAT) – for experienced sex workers only
Our PDAT workshops have been adapted for online delivery. Workshop dates will be added as they are confirmed.
Each PDAT online workshop takes place over two 3 hour live sessions and includes:
- Presentations by experienced peer trainers
- Interactive group discussions & activities
- Certificate upon completion
Online PDAT Cost – $125.00
This covers the cost of both sessions.
Registrations for our next online PDAT workshop are now closed
Session One 25th August – Session Two 1st September 2023
To avoid future disappointment please join our waiting list
If you would like to go on our list of sex workers wanting to be notified of future PDAT workshops please follow this link.
Sex workers who have completed our Professional Disability Awareness Training (PDAT) and are current Touching Base members can register to join our PDAT Alumni online forum.
For more information about PDAT Alumni, click here.
This training programme is reserved for sex workers only.
This respects the right of sex workers to protect their identity as they pursue their professional development in the company of their immediate peers.
To be eligible sex workers must have been providing sex services for a minimum of three (3) months.
By developing the Professional Disability Awareness Training (PDAT) programme, the Touching Base Committee pursued two of the key recommendations from our first Forum – Training and Partnership.
Although many experienced sex workers may have provided services to clients with various disability, a lack of specific awareness or training has been identified as being an issue for some people with disability and many sex workers themselves. It has also been identified that some service providers may find themselves more able to support their carers to assist clients in accessing sexual services, if there are sex workers available who have received specific training on working with clients with disability.
This training addresses several of the many barriers clients with disability, their carers and service providers may face when considering their options in accessing sexual services in NSW.
On completion of the training programme sex workers will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Touching Base Inc. Certificates are available to participants in their working and/or personal names, allowing sex workers to safeguard their anonymity.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than two weeks before the training day you will receive 100% refund. Cancellations received after this time will receive 50% refund. There is no refund available for non-attendance or cancellation on the actual day of training. Touching Base Inc reserves the right to cancel a workshop and in this case a full refund will be provided. Touching Base Inc is not responsible for any costs incurred by participants in attending our training.