I-CAN Version 6 Assessor and Accreditation training






CDS are in the process of updating our I-CAN training from a one day online workshop to self-paced online learning. We anticipate this will be operational by the beginning of 2024. If you would like to express your interest for the new online training once it is up and running, please email the I-CAN team (ican@cds.org.au)

What is it?: The I-CAN is a wholistic support needs assessment tool designed for adults with disabilities. The tool can only be used by trained and certified I-CAN assessors. The I-CAN stands for The Instrument for the Classification and Assessment of Support Needs. The I-CAN was developed by CDS, based on extensive research into the need for an innovative, rigorous and robust system of identifying and classifying support needs. The I-CAN has been reviewed and updated regularly, with Version 6 launched in 2021. The I-CAN is conceptually based on the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and maps a person’s support needs to 12 domains.

Learn more about I-CAN here. 

Delivery: Online self-paced learning via a training platform.  If participants wish to become certified in using the I-CAN assessment tool they must also conduct an I-CAN assessment with a person, with the report submitted to CDS with consent, for review and feedback.  Once finalised, the participant will be formally certified and have full access to the I-CAN tool.

Target audience: Allied health and behaviour support practitioners and other people with relevant qualifications and experience who are actively supporting people with disability.


Note: Delivery modes can be tailored to the specific needs of each organisation.