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Practical skills workshop for disability support practitioners and managers

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?                                      

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only

Why choose this course?

This is a compulsory induction activity for all disability support practitioners and managers. It is part of a blended training program with prerequisite online learning and pre-reading. 

What content does the program cover?

This practical workshop includes hands-on application of skills relevant to their roles. The course content enables you to:

 •    Manual Handling

o    Define manual handling
o    Identify what hazardous manual handling tasks are and explain the risk management process
o    Demonstrate and practice how to use a mobile hoist and sling
o    Apply safe manual handling techniques during bed mobility task
o    Demonstrate principles of safety around standing transfer
o    Explain decision making process when assisting a person from the floor

•    Infection Prevention and Control 

o    Know the chain of infection and how to break it 
o    Apply standard precautions at all times to prevent infection in the workplace

o    Demonstrate hand hygiene using soap and water
o    Identify situations when transmission based precautions may be used to control infection in the workplace

•    Medication Safety

o    Assist clients with medications incorporating the 10 rights of medication safety
o    Safely manage medication contingencies and incidents

•    Epilepsy and Emergency First Aid

o    Recognise epilepsy seizures

o    Apply epilepsy first aid for two different types of epilepsy seizures
o    Demonstrate assisting with prescribed emergency seizure medication


It supports the learning from three online courses Back Yourself: Unpacking manual tasks, Assist with medication and Infection prevention and control: CPA disability support - online.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees working with clients must complete the online courses followed by this practical component to complete their training in these modules.
This training has physical demands for completion. Please discuss any pre-existing injuries with your manager and facilitator before completing this course. 
Participants should wear comfortable clothing (pants recommended) and must wear closed-toe shoes.

Does the program have any prerequisites?

The following three online learning courses must be completed 1 business day prior to attending this course.  These courses can be accessed via the Online Learning System.

  • Back yourself (theory): Unpacking manual tasks - online
  • Assist with medication - online
  • Infection prevention and control: CPA disability support - online

Employees must also have read the CPA Manual Handling, Infection Prevention and Control, Medication and Epilepsy policies available on the HUB in the policy library 

This course is a pre-requisite for all other client health care courses.

Course completion requires:

Completion of the three (3) online learning modules, pre reading of relevant CPA policies and participation in all practical activities demonstrated during the workshop including:  manual handling; falls recovery; infection prevention and control; medication safety;  and epilepsy first aid.

How long is the course?

Duration: 1 day

Time: Please see scheduled times below or enquire

BYO Lunch

Where can I get more information?

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

Cancellation conditions apply

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Wed 09 Dec 2020 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register