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Fundamentals of Assistive Technology


This is an ACWA endorsed CPD program conducted by Independent Living Centre WA.

This training is suitable for Professional Practicing Level 3 (PPL3) registered workers and may not be appropriate for advanced practitioners.

This workshop is designed for support workers, care coordinators and other front line staff working in the aged care and disability sector. Assistive Technology (AT) includes any piece of equipment that allows an individual to perform a task that they would otherwise be unable to do, or increase the ease and safety with which a task can be performed.

Offered by Independent Living Centre WA, the four hour workshop covers the fundamental skills and knowledge for good AT practice for support staff to make safe decisions. The key concepts in the AT process will be explored as well as how to facilitate a good AT journey for your clients. In addition to this, the practical activities will give participants hands-on experience with equipment for daily living, and utilising good resources of AT information.

Assistive Technologies are one of the key strategies under the NDIS and My Aged Care reforms to support wellness, reablement and participation for clients with disabilities and aged care needs.

The Fundamentals of AT is a LifeTec learning and development product, developed and owned by LifeTec, and delivered under license by Independent Living Centre WA in partnership with LifeTec.

Learning objectives
This workshop will enable participants to:
  • Understand how AT can enable people to remain safe and independent, and remain active participants in their community
  • Be familiar with a range of basic (level 1) AT and be aware of level 2 AT available to support people in everday activities
  • Be more aware of the different levels of AT, and of the risks, limitations and responsibilities in relation to these
  • Follow a safe and client centred process in addressing AT needs, and know when and how to refer clients for additional support
  • Be aware of tailoring information to the needs of individual clients, and offer AT information within a timely and client-centred approach
  • Support clients by demonstrating ways of accessing good sources of information about AT
Target audience
This workshop is essential for support workers, support coordinators, nursing staff, RAS assessors, local coordinators and planners, activity officers, residential care staff, allied health staff who are new to AT, therapy assistants, pharmacy assistants and suppliers and retail staff.

Where and when
7 June 2018, ILC Nedlands WA


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Visit http://ilc.com.au/fundamentals-assistive-technology/ or email training@ilc.com.au

This is an ACWA endorsed CPD activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.