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CIT Workshops in Aged Care, Home and Community, and Disability Services

CIT Human Services is offering a range of workshops for people working in the community sector - aged care, home and community, and disability services.

Workshop Calendar 2016

September 2016

  • Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers
  • Completing Workplace Documentation
  • Infection Control Workshop for Direct Care Support Workers

October 2016

  • Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers
  • Completing Workplace Documentation
  • Your role as a Disability Support Worker

November 2016

  • Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers
  • Team Work and Time Management for Direct Care Support Workers in the Community Sector
  • Understanding Behaviours of Concern
  • Tracking Progress and Goal Achievement
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy) Workshop for Direct Care Support Workers

Workshop Details

Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers

This workshop provides valuable personal safety information for anyone who requires knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

On conclusion of this workshop participants will be confident in the use of approved work safe practices directly related to personal and client needs in a personal, work care environment.

Through the use of simulated scenarios in the specialist CIT health and community teaching facilities, participants will discuss and implement safe work practices for manual handling, identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes adaptable to their own workplace role, reflect on personal levels of stress and fatigue, and how these instances/situations should be reported within their organisation according to workplace procedures.

Training Dates

Monday 19 September 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
1-4pm, CIT Bruce, Room D07

Monday 17 October 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
1-4pm, CIT Bruce, Room D07

Monday 14 November 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
1-4pm, CIT Bruce, Room D07
Cost: $300 per person, includes morning tea and lunch

Completing Workplace Documentation

Workplace documentation is a key element of effective communication in the workplace. All too often though it may become an afterthought at the end of a busy shift or be a source of tension between staff and those managing the reporting and auditing requirements.

CIT's Completing Workplace Documentation Workshop will cover how to:

  • understand and use clear, accurate and objective language when documenting events
  • complete documentation according to legal requirements
  • complete written and electronic workplace documents to organisational standards
  • read workplace documents relating to role and clarify understanding
  • comply with legal responsibilities.

Training Dates

Monday 19 September 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B210

Monday 10 October 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B210
Cost: $175 per person

Team Work and Time Management for Direct Care Support Workers in the Community Sector This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • What is a team?
  • Roles within a team
  • Know your organisation
  • Know your team
  • Know your self
  • Why time management?

Training Dates

Monday 7 November
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
Cost: $175 per person

Infection Control Workshop for Direct Care Support Workers

This workshop will cover:

  • understanding the importance of infection control in the disability sector including the impact of infection in vulnerable clients
  • reviewing the chain of infection including identifying ways to prevent infection in your work environment
  • identifying the legislation regarding infection control and ways to apply the legislation in a work setting
  • factors that increase the likelihood of a transmission of infection
  • correct hand hygiene practice including the use of alcohol based hand rub.

Training Dates

Monday 19 September 2016
12:30-3:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B211 and B201
Cost: $175 per person

Your role as a Disability Support Worker

Theories of practice are not what we 'do to service us¬ers'! They are a way for us to think about how we provide support to people who have a disability. This workshop will help participants to build their professional knowledge and professional framework. This workshop will look at key theories of practice in the disability support sector and how they impact on your work, from legislation to direct support. We will use the investigation of these theories to address some practical scenarios and help participants un¬derstand how each theory may support them to think in a more considered and informed way about the support they provide to service users. Participants will learn how to think about support issues within frameworks that can help build better practice.

Training Dates

Monday 17 October 2016
12:30-3:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
Cost: $175 per person

Understanding Behaviours of Concern

This workshop is an introduction to how we can consider the nature of behaviours of concern and our response to them, with a specific focus on the disability support sector. This workshop will help participants to consider and view behaviours of concern as a function or tool that someone may use to have unsatisfied needs met. Topics covered include:

  • understanding what behaviours of concern are
  • understanding of behaviour as a function and the need to understand this function to be able to respond appropriately
  • ethics and legality of responses to behaviours of concern – including considering scope of practice and external supports
  • ways to ensure consistency in individual and team attitudes and responses – whole team approaches
  • considering responses to and proactive strategies around behaviours of concern.

Training Dates

Monday 14 November 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
Cost: $175 per person

Tracking Progress and Goal Achievement

This workshop is designed to identify how to best keep track of the work we do in the disability sector. The workshop will help participants consider how to transfer NDIA plans and goals into measurable goals and outcomes in the support setting. Using case studies and discussion groups we will look at what we document and how.

Training Dates

Monday 28 November 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B209
Cost: $175 per person

PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy) Workshop for Direct Care Support Workers This workshop is designed specifically for people working with clients who have a PEG tube and require feeding via the tube.

At the end of this workshop students will be able to:

  • describe what a PEG is and list reasons why this method may be used for individual clients in the sector
  • list the management of clients with PEG including:
    - administration of water, formula and medications via a PEG tube
    - identification and management of common problems associated with a PEG
    - management of the tube and gastronomy site.

This workshop will also include a practical session for participants to practise administrating feeds via a PEG tube.

Training Dates

Monday 14 November 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, CIT Bruce, Room B201
Cost: $200 per person

There are limited places available in each workshop. CIT requires a minimum of 15 registrations for the workshop to run.

Workshops Date Interested?
Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers 19 September Register
Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers 17 October Register
Training in Manual Handling for Direct Care Workers 14 November Register
Completing Workplace Documentation 19 September Register
Completing Workplace Documentation 10 October Register
Infection Control Workshop for Direct Care Support Workers 19 September Register
Your role as a Disability Support Worker 17 October Register
Team Work and Time Management for Direct Care Support Workers in the Community Sector 7 November Register
Understanding Behaviours of Concern 14 November Register
Tracking Progress and Goal Achievement 28 November Register
PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy) Workshop for Direct Care Support Workers 14 November Register