Specialist Courses - Nationally Recognised Qualifications - Customised Training and Consultancy

Mealtime assistance - online

(Course for organisations and professionals)

Cost: $38.50 including GST (*see below for group rates)
Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
Suggested refresher schedule: Every 12 months
Essential for:
  • Anyone who, as part of their work role, is required to assist clients with mealtimes
  • Workers caring for people with the following conditions: 
    • Conditions that affect the nervous system, such as stroke, and Parkinson's disease
    • Conditions that cause cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
    • Head injury
  • Aged Care and Disability Residential workers
NDIS Practice Standards tags:
  • Provision of Supports Environment
    • Mealtime Management    
  • Severe Dysphagia Management














Why choose this course?

This course is designed for those supporting clients with mealtime assistance. The course provides participants with information on enjoyable mealtimes, safe eating and drinking procedures and improved nutrition. It outlines strategies on how to facilitate safe and enjoyable mealtimes for clients by following their individual mealtime plans. 
In developing the course, Training Alliance drew on the knowledge of subject matter experts including a Clinical Consultant Speech Pathologist, and people with lived experience of Cerebral Palsy.

What content does the course cover?

The training covers strategies that promote personal dignity, safe swallow, appropriate seating and positioning, and mealtime assistance techniques.
This includes knowledge on how to:

  • Recognise the importance of mealtimes
  • Recognise signs of swallowing difficulty 
  • Understand the purpose, function, and importance of mealtime plans
  • Understand how to follow and implement mealtime plans 
  • Understand what to do with any inconsistencies or difficult to follow instructions in a mealtime plan
  • Introduction to the IDDSI Framework© 


When completing this training you will need to have a biscuit and glass of water available to complete a practical task.
For staff who work directly with clients we recommend that this online course is supported by practical skills training.


Once successfully completed, learners will be issued with a digital certificate of completion.
PLEASE NOTE: Learners will NOT be provided with a Statement of Attainment after completing this course. Learners are NOT completing a nationally recognised unit of competency.

*For groups: 

We sell the course by licence agreement for large groups. This is very cost effective especially if several online courses are purchased and even more on a multiyear payment plan.

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