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Online Event
20/11/2019
Online Event

Allied Health and Disability Virtual Conference

This conference invests in you and your practice, supporting you to embrace interdisciplinary practice.
Special Event
25/11/2019
Special Event

Allied Health Networking Event and Disability Virtual Conference: Western Australia

Join NDS for a networking event and a live screening of the Allied Health Virtual Conference
Online Event
20/11/2019
Online Event

Allied Health and Disability Virtual Conference (National)

This conference invests in you and your work, supporting you to embrace interdisciplinary practice.

Latest Training

Training Course (short)
22/07/2019
Training Course (short)

The Art of Support Coordination

Support Coordinators play a significant role in helping participants get the best outcomes from their NDIS plans. These two workshops are tailored to existing and aspiring Support Coordinators in WA.
In-house Training
29/11/2018
In-house Training

Developing Effective Policy

An interactive half-day workshop on developing effective policy. The workshop has been developed for Senior Managers and key staff involved in the development of organisational policies.
NDS Member Meeting
24/07/2019
NDS Member Meeting

NSW Accommodation Support and Housing Subcommittee and SIL Teleconference

Come together to hear from NDS and fellow providers on policy and operational issues, receive policy updates relevant to specific topics, hear from industry experts and gain advice.

Related events

Training Course (short)
24/07/2019
Training Course (short)

Decision-making, Involvement & Co-design in the NDIS: Workshop

This half-day workshop is designed for organisations looking for ways to increase decision-making opportunities, and better involve service users in service design and delivery.
NDS Member Meeting
13/03/2019
NDS Member Meeting

Positive Behaviour Support and Elimination of Restrictive Practices Workshop

As part of the Quality and Safeguarding Project, NDS is delivering an interactive half-day workshop on Positive Behaviour Support and the Elimination of Restrictive Practices.
In-house Training
6/11/2019
In-house Training

Restrictive Practices Workshop Series

This workshop series will develop deeper understandings of restrictive practice types and the impact of use and auditing/assessing restrictive practices in your organisation.

Manual Handling for Disability Support Workers

health worker and client
Location: National (Online)
Date: 4/06/2019 to 31/12/2019

This e-learning module explores manual handling techniques for supporting people with disability.

Developed as part of an NDS Member Collaboration, this awareness e-learning module for Disability Support Workers addresses what makes a manual task hazardous and how to manage the risks associated with it. With a number of demonstrative videos and interactive activities, topic areas include:

  • Managing risk associated with hazardous manual tasks
  • Personal Care
  • Mobility
  • Transportation

The module includes a short assessment required for course completion.

A video library compliments the course. The video library includes demonstration of the following tasks:

  1. Risk Management - 4 step application and transfer using a transfer belt
  2. Undressing
  3. Showering
  4. Drying
  5. Dressing
  6. Lying to sitting
  7. Positioning the lower limb of the customer for rolling
  8. Positioning the upper limb of the customer for rolling
  9. Rolling the client towards the worker
  10. Rolling the client away from the worker
  11. Assist to stand front
  12. Assist to stand back
  13. Assist to stand side
  14. Using a transfer belt to stand
  15. Sit to stand with walking frame
  16. Assisted walking
  17. Walking the a transfer belt
  18. Walking with aid - walking frame
  19. walking with aid - walking stick
  20. Assisted sitting
  21. Assisted sitting with a transfer belt
  22. Repositioning a person in a wheelchair
  23. Moving a customer using a hoist
  24. Using a slide sheet
  25. Assisting a weight-bearing person in and out of the car
  26. Loading and unloading a wheelchair from a minibus
  27. Set up of wheelchair – folding and unfolding
  28. Pushing a wheelchair
  29. Going down a step-kerb in a wheelchair
  30. Going up a step-kerb in a wheelchair
  31. Using brakes on gradients
  32. Using a wheelchair transfer board
  33. Transportation of Wheelchairs on different surfaces

Cost:

-Individual users: $70.00 + GST

-Individual users: For orders over 10 the course fee is $65.00+ GST per person.

-NDS Member Corporate License: For unlimited users for a 12-month period, the license fee is $3250.00 + GST

-Non-member Corporate License: For unlimited users for a 12-month period, the license fee is $4875.00 + GST

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