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Disability Support Workshop 1

This course is for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees. 

Who is this course for?  

This two-day course is mandatory training for the Disability Support workforce and Youth employees and is a pre-requisite to all other health courses. 

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?   

In this training session, you will learn and practice skills around: 

Day 1 

  • Infection Prevention and Control   
  • Assist with Medication   

This day will cover the foundational knowledge and skills you will need to support CPA clients. It includes learning the basics of infection prevention and control and a comprehensive guide to assisting clients with medications.  

Day 2 

  • Mealtime Assistance 
  • Manual Handling Tasks (Back Yourself) 

This day will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prepare and support individuals with mealtimes, including; IDDSI levels and testing, risks and concerns relating to mealtimes and strategies to prepare and present food in line with IDDSI requirements. 
You will also learn to perform manual handling tasks safely and identify common manual handling hazards, risks and barriers. You will practice completing common transfers used to support people with complex movement disorders. This includes hoisting, bed mobility, standing transfers and decision making when supporting a person from the floor.  

Does the course have prerequisites or specific requirements?   

The following online learning courses must be completed before attending: 

  • Assist with medication - online 
  • Infection prevention and control – online 
  • Mealtime assistance – online 
  • WHS Awareness and Duty of Care – online 
  • Moving People Safely Video – online Learning Bite 

Read essential policies and guides (found on The Hub): 

  • Infection Prevention and Control Policy 
  • Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines 
  • Medication Policy 
  • Medication Practice Guide 
  • Mealtime Management Policy 
  • Mealtime Management Practice Guide 
  • Client Manual Task Safety Policy 
  • Manual Task Safety Practice Guide 

What other details do I need to know?  

Training Alliance and your Manager will book you into this Workshop and send you a confirmation email with details of your Workshop date. 

New employees will complete this training in week 2 of your employment. 

Attendance type: In person (face to face) 

Duration: 2 days  

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm  

Refreshments: Please bring your own lunch (as required)  

If you need to cancel: Cancellation guidelines 

Workshop dates scheduled for 2024 :

(accurate at time of publication)

  Date     Location     Date     Location  
  15/01/24 and 16/01/24     ALLAMBIE     15/07/24 and 16/07/24     RYDE  
  22/01/24 and 23/01/24     ALPHACARE     29/07/24 and 30/07/24     RYDE  
  29/01/24 and 30/01/24     RYDE     05/08/24 and 06/08/24     ALPHACARE  
  12/02/24 and 13/02/24     RYDE     12/08/24 and 13/08/24     RYDE  
  19/02/24 and 20/02/24     ALPHACARE     26/08/24 and 27/08/24     RYDE  
  26/02/24 and 27/02/24     RYDE     02/09/24 and 03/09/24     ALPHACARE  
  11/03/24 and 12/03/24     RYDE     09/09/24 and 10/09/24     RYDE  
  18/03/24 and 19/03/24     ALPHACARE     23/09/24 and 24/09/24     RYDE  
  25/03/24 and 26/03/24     RYDE     30/09/24 and 01/10/24     ALPHACARE  
  08/04/24 and 09/04/24     RYDE     08/10/24 and 09/10/24     RYDE  
  15/04/24 and 16/04/24     ALPHACARE     21/10/24 and 22/10/24     RYDE  
  22/04/24 and 23/04/24     RYDE     28/10/24 and 29/10/24     ALPHACARE  
  06/05/24 and 07/05/24     RYDE     04/11/24 and 05/11/24     RYDE  
  13/05/24 and 14/05/24     ALPHACARE     18/11/24 and 19/11/24     RYDE  
  20/05/24 and 21/05/24     RYDE     25/11/24 and 26/11/24     ALPHACARE  
  03/06/24 and 04/06/24     RYDE     02/12/24 and 03/12/24     RYDE  
  11/06/24 and 12/06/24     ALPHACARE     16/12/24 and 17/12/24     RYDE  
  17/06/24 and 18/06/24     RYDE                 
  01/07/24 and 02/07/24     RYDE        
08/07/24 and 09/07/24 ALPHACARE    























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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