The BCA Skills Exchange program is an exciting and empowering six month mentoring program where you get to connect with other members, identify a group project based on a shared interest area and develop mentoring skills along the way. All group members will receive training in mentoring and support in their skill area. Each group will conclude by the end of 2021 with a completed product or event of their choice.

This program is an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) funded initiative and forms part of the Life Ready suite of programs offered by BCA.

The aim of this program is to inform, connect and empower BCA members through a range of member-initiated projects. Mentoring groups will be formed based on the most popular interest areas. Participants will then collectively identify a short term project that they will jointly work on. Projects will focus on an interest area and have a community awareness component. Project ideas could include members developing an online resource on how to create a sensory garden for people interested in gardening, preparing an online talent show for people interested in showcasing their music skills, developing a series of fitness YouTube clips for people interested in exercise or writing an online cookbook including kitchen access tips for people interested in cooking. These are just a sample of ideas. Participants will have the opportunity to raise other ideas and decide on their own topic based on a collaborative discussion between group members. BCA staff will also be available to support meetings and the establishment of a shared activity, achievable within the available resources, skills and timeline for this program.

Download the Expression of Interest Form here (Word do)

If you have any questions about the program or need assistance to complete the Expression of Interest form please contact BCA Project Officer Jo Webber on 1800 033 660 or at jo.webber@bca.org.au.