I-CAN CoS Project


The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is running a national assessment pilot of a custom version of our I-CAN v6 tool (I-CAN version CoS), which will run between November 2020 – June 2021 with strong possibility of extension.

We are currently seeking Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to join this Australian wide project, working as part of a team to complete support needs assessments for older people with disability.

AHPs will be provided with training to learn to use the assessment tool, a licence to administer the tool, insurance and ongoing clinical and administrative support across the project.

More detailed information about the project is available here.

Intake and referrals will be managed by the I-CAN CoS team at CDS who will work with each clinician to ensure an appropriate case load.

Joining the Project as an Assessor

Skills and Experience

We are looking for assessors with the following skills and experience:

  • Allied Health Qualification
  • Clinical experience working with people with disability, preferably older people
  • Full AHPRA registration or eligibility for professional membership (as applicable to your qualification)
  • Current National Police Check
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience administering assessment tools and clinical report writing

Training Attendance & Minimum Commitment

If you have not previously been certified as an I-CAN assessor, you must be available attend training on either of the following dates:

  • Thursday 26 November, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, online
  • Wednesday 9 December, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, online

There will be additional half day training sessions run in January and February 2021 which will be focused on the specific I-CAN version CoS tool. These will be mandatory for both existing and new assessors.

To attend training, you must make a commitment to complete a minimum of 10 I-CAN assessments over the course of the project.


Benefits of being involved in the project include:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a pilot project aimed at improving the lives of older people with disability across Australia
  • Competitive contractor rate of $90 p/h (+ GST and superannuation, if eligible)
  • Professional Development – we will provide full training and support to administer the assessment tool
  • Flexibility – able to work flexible hours to suit you and our clients’ needs
  • Peer Support – we will provide you with group peer support, facilitated by a highly experience Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist
  • Insurances – we will provide you with appropriate insurances for the purpose of the project

Apply now!

Click here to complete an online application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view the project FAQs.


Emma Doukakis, Project Coordinator