short courses 2018-02-28T12:42:16+00:00


The best part – we can come to you and train in your facility!

Refresh, sharpen and update your employees’ skills and knowledge in the Community Services sector by engaging in our Aged Care Workshops. Tailored to suit your needs and requirements. Certificate of participation provided upon successful completion.

Aged Care Workshop – 2 hours to a full day to suit your organisational needs

 Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many different forms. The object of this course is to develop an awareness of what elder abuse is and to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms. The participants learn about the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, Duty of Care, roles and responsibilities, and reporting procedures.

Accreditation and Outcomes

This course covers the Australian Government’s Residential Aged Care accreditation standards. We will analyse the four standards along with the 44 expected outcomes, all of which aged care facilities must comply with.

Principles of Documentation

Maintaining documentation is paramount in an aged care facility to ensure that it meets its required regulations and standards. Aside from the general principles of documentation, participants will learn things like what documentation is, the types of documentation, why it’s important, and what is to be included.

Bullying and Harassment

This short course covers what constitutes bullying and harassment and what rights and responsibilities an aged care worker has in these instances. It also provides them with strategies to deal with these issues.

Catheter Care

This workshop is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge to assist care staff to manage clients who require catheter management.

Falls Prevention

Learn the strategies for preventing falls and minimising injuries from falls. This course discusses risk factors and how to reduce them in the aged care sector.

Incident Reporting

What is a reportable incident? In this short course, we will explore the categories and types of incidents, roles and responsibilities, and reporting requirements that are associated with them.

Continuous Improvement (Standard 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1)

The accreditation standards state that an organisation must actively pursue continuous improvement. Our Continuous Improvement short course delves deeper into these standards as well as models, activities and continuous improvement systems, all designed to give the aged care employee a better understanding of these standards.

Pain Management (Standard 2.8)

Persistent pain tends to be common in the ageing population, especially in long-term care. Participants will examine the causes of pain in the elderly, learn to recognise the signs and symptoms, and become versed in pain management techniques for this population

Nutrition, Hydration and Documentation (Standard 2.10)

Nutrition and hydration are of paramount importance in aged care. This workshop endeavours to give the participants a better understanding of the nutrition and hydration needs of aged care residents and the accompanying documentation requirements.

Skin Integrity (Standard 2.11)

Skin breakdown poses a risk for infection and discomfort. This workshop will cover the elements involved in prevention and management of actual or potential impaired skin integrity in an ageing population.

Continence Management (Standard 2.12)

This workshop focuses on promoting and managing bowel and bladder health to support continence care in aging clients in the residential aged care environment.

Behaviour Management (Standard 2.13)

The Behaviour Management workshop is designed to provide participants with techniques to understanding, managing and documenting behaviours of concern in an aged care environment.

Privacy and Dignity (Standard 3.6)

Privacy and dignity are fundamental human rights. This session goes into what that means and how care staff can help to support and maintain these rights for those to whom they are providing care.

Assessing and Planning Activities (Standard 3.7)

An important facet of health and wellness in the ageing population is involvement in activities. This workshop is designed to give the participants the skills and knowledge to assess clients and plan meaningful activities for them that can contribute to the clients’ physical as well as emotional wellbeing.

Infection Control (Standard 4.7)

The Infection Control workshop discusses what infection is, how it’s transmitted and methods for preventing the spread of infection. Standard precautions are covered as well as first aid after exposure or injury.

WHS Basic Principles (Standard 4.5)

Every workplace must follow Work Health and Safety rules. In this workshop, we’ll delve into Work Health and Safety in the aged care environment and its regulatory requirements.

Manual Handling (Standard 4.5)

Sprains and strains are the most common injury in the aged care sector and poor manual handling practices can cause the most common injuries. This course infuses the participants with the skills and knowledge on how to perform these tasks correctly and safely.

Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)

The ACFI is a resource allocation instrument that assesses the core care needs of residents. This short course explains the use of this tool and why it is so important as a basis for allocating funding to residential aged care homes.

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