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About the Program

As part of our commitment to being an accessible Museum, the West Australian Museum - Boola Bardip is currently seeking to partner with an NDIS service provider who services communities of adults living with intellectual disability, to work with us during the 2023/24 financial year.

Kaya Wandjoo Club is a program created especially for adults living with intellectual disability. The program is designed primarily to engage this community on a deeper, more accessible level with the gallery content at Boola Bardip and increase guests’ engagement in this specific demographic. Having experienced a successful pilot phase with high engagement and stakeholder satisfaction results, this program will now be available quarterly to service providers through an expression of interest process.

The successful partner and their participants will be offered four activity-based facilitated visits spaced throughout the year, incorporating a selection of our eight permanent galleries, making them accessible in a level-appropriate yet engaging and enjoyable manner for the guests who partake in the program. Our program can accommodate between 10 and 20 participants and their support workers.

The quarterly sessions will take about 2 1/2 hours each and will be held during Museum opening hours, on any weekday, by negotiation with our successful partner organisation. Sessions will be facilitated by trained staff and members of our volunteer team, who hold a current NDIS Working with Disability certificate.

As a condition of participation, Kaya Wandjoo Club attendees will be required to join as concession members of Boola Bardip at the cost of $10 per person, which entitles them to unlimited general admission to the museum for 12 months thereafter. There will be no other fee for participants or for the successful partner organisation for the Kaya Wandjoo Club program.

About you 

The successful service provider will be expected to:

  • Be a registered NDIS provider.
  • Commit to quarterly sessions for a period of 12 months.
  • Provide adequate support worker-to-client ratio.

Selection Criteria

  • Supplier name, address and contact details, brief history.
  • Have you previously applied for this program?
  • Have you previously participated in this program?
  • How many active members does your program service?
  • You are actively engaged in other NDIS-approved programs. Please detail the nature of these programs and your current level of commitment.
  • You meet the required 4:1 client-to-support worker ratio.
  • You can commit to a minimum of 10 clients attending each session.
  • Can commit to the purchase of concession membership for each participant at the cost of $10 per person.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the selection criteria for this program. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

Service providers who wish to register their interest in the above program should submit the following:

To be considered, please submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in the program and explain how you fulfil the selection criteria in no more than two (2) A4 pages.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application, please email your application to perthvolunteering@museum.wa.gov.au by no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023.

Further information

If you would like further information on this opportunity, please contact one of our volunteer coordinators at 0434 845 618 or perthvolunteering@museum.wa.gov.au

About the WA Museum Boola Bardip 

The Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. Our organisation collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. We work alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.