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Falls & manual handling practice assessment refresher for managers 2023

This course is for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees 

Who is this course for? 

This is mandatory training for disability support managers and is completed annually as part of the refresher program. For more detail see your Learning Journey.
If this course is relevant to your role, but not mandatory, please discuss with, and get approval from your manager.

What content does the course cover?  

The purpose of this annual refresher is to ensure you are proficient in and have the current skills and knowledge to complete manual handling practice assessments with your team. This will ensure your team has the skills to provide safe, effective and high-quality manual handling supports for clients.
This training session will be run by one of our Occupational therapists or Physiotherapists who will:

  • Refresh and update knowledge and key points covered in the falls and manual handling practise alert 
  • Demonstrate and provide opportunities to practise key manual handling techniques including standing transfers, hoist transfers and supporting a client to move in bed 
  • Observe and assess you completing the manual handling practise assessment to demonstrate proficiency 

Does the course have prerequisites or specific requirements?  

The following must be completed before attending:

  • Back yourself face to face training
  • Please bring 1 or 2 examples of a client manual handling plan (transfer procedure) from your site or service to the training session  
  • The focus month for the refresher topic Falls and Manual Handling is September.  Please do not commence assessments with your staff until September when the final version of the practice assessment form will be ready.

What other details do I need to know? 

Attendance type:  In person (face to face) 
Duration:  2 hours 
Times:  Please select a course date below or if there are no dates, please click Enquire 
Refreshments:  Please bring your own lunch (as required)
If you need to cancel:  Cancellation guidelines

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

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