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About Us

Who TDSA & Transformative Training are

We are a Queensland statewide, non-profit, community-based organisation committed to supporting and facilitating a collaborative response to improved transport, access and mobility.Wooden signpost

Since 2016, TDSA moved all its community sector education activities into the business name of Transformative Training.

In 2016, TDSA formalised its training function into a separate business name called Transformative Training to enable TDSA to legally offer its training  into other Australian states.

 Why TDSA exists

Transport is a fundamental need of all people. And yet, in every community, there are individuals and groups whose quality of life is diminished because they cannot access suitable and affordable alternatives to the private motor vehicle and mainstream public transport.

Developing and implementing sustainable transport solutions at the local or community level is essential to closing the gaps in the mass transport system that give rise to this situation.

To successfully work on solutions to unmet transport, access and mobility needs in a community requires access to, and support from others who have the knowledge, skills and most importantly, experience in doing this work;  TDSA can be that support to you.


People have access and transport choice to enable participation in life.

 Mission Statement

Bringing Queenslanders together to develop responses to community’s need for transport, access and mobility.

 Our values

We will work collaboratively and respectfully, valuing diversity of opinion and experience, in ways that are credible, professional and effective.

To facilitate access to transport that meets the individual’s and community’s needs thereby enhancing the quality of life.

 Our goals

Education and Resources

To develop and provide quality training and resources that are effective and practical.

Policy / Research

To inform transport, access and mobility planning and decision-making.

Transport Development

To equip communities to respond to unmet transport needs.


To build a sustainable, efficient organisation that enacts the mission

 Code of Ethics

TDSA members can expect from this organisation:

  • To be treated fairly and ethically regardless of financial, ethnic, religious status
  • Up to date information
  • Providing services which are lawful and in the best interests of your agency and its clients
  • That everyone has information and access to a complaints procedure

 Our History

The Transport Development and Solutions Alliance (TDSA) arose from the merger in 2007 of two unincorporated entities – Unmet Transport Needs Forum and the Head Heart Hands network. These two entities had been working on addressing the transport, access and mobility needs of Queenslanders in differing ways since 1998.

The Unmet Transport Needs Forum (UTNF) undertook key research, hosted annual ‘community chats’ and co-convened the 2003 and 1999 Community Transport conferences. The UTNF was a coalition of organisations and individuals sharing a concern about the impact of unmet transport needs upon the lives and well being of Queenslanders and Queensland communities.

The Head Heart Hands Network aimed at bringing together those people working on addressing transport, mobility and access issues in their community. At these 4-monthly meetings, these practitioners could share information, develop new skills and gain information about changes at a policy level.

TDSA officially incorporated in August 2009.

TDSA in 2016 created the business name – Transformative Training.