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Non-accredited short courses

With ATA Training’s non-accredited industry workshops and courses, you’ll be able to keep your aged care skills, needed to work in the community or healthcare industries, up to date. We offer a wide range of specialised, aged care short courses in Perth tailored to meet the practical needs of these challenging industries.

From half day programs, to full day courses, our workshops are designed to conveniently give you the resources and skills necessary to keep on top of the skills needed to work in aged care.

When working in a continually changing industry such as aged care, we strongly recommended staying updated with new procedures and information.

Most of our aged care short courses in Perth are structured around the mandatory, practical skills essential for working in the aged care industry which is why our training takes a very hands-on approach. Our trainers have all worked in the health and aged care industries and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and practical skills.

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Course Information

Please find below brief descriptions of each of our non accredited aged care short courses in Perth. For further information, or to customise a short course, please contact us today.

Manual Tasks – Preventing muscular skeletal disorders from performing manual tasks - Non Accredited Short Course

The background of this non accredited, industry led course is to acknowledge nurses and carers can be injured. This course is aimed at individuals who are working in various care services to varying types and levels of need in a health environment.

Manual tasks such as lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, moving repeatedly and holding positions are identified as the most common hazards for nurses and carers. Common musculoskeletal disorders include sprain and strains, spinal disc problems, tendonitis and osteoarthritis. The most common injuries for nurses and carers affect the lower back and shoulders.

Risk factors can come from a variety of different sources including: area and layout, equipment, capacity of the client, nature of the load, environment and the way a task is executed.

Ref: Manual Tasks Guide for Carers – Tips for Carers on Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries from Performing Manual Tasks: Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA: Worksafe WA:

A certificate of participation is awarded on successful completion of this 4 hour short course.

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Client’s Rights and Responsibilities Abuse and Neglect - Non Accredited Short Course

This training session covers a number of topics associated with understanding the rights of clients who receive a service.

Topics include:

  • the rights the clients have when receiving a service. Taking into account their lifestyle, cultural, linguistic and religious preferences
  • the responsibilities the clients have whilst receiving a service, and
  • neglect and abuse of the elderly

A certificate of participation is awarded on successful completion of this 4 hour short course.

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Medication Management (Carer Level) - Non Accredited Short Course

The background of this non accredited, industry led course is to provide workers and carers with information to safely manage medication.

Course content includes:

  • checking a care plan and confirming details
  • checking medication, including expiry dates and dosage instructions
  • confirming client identity
  • calculating correct dosage
  • conducting pre and post administration client checks, and
  • cleaning equipment, disposing and storing medications according to organisation procedures
    completing accurate documentation.

A certificate of participation is awarded on successful completion of this 4 hour short course.

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 Inclusive Palliative Care - Non Accredited Short Course

The background of this non accredited, industry led course is to provide workers and carers with information on applying an inclusive Palliative Approach.

Course content includes:

  • applying principals and aims of a palliative approach when supporting individuals at end of life
  • respect the person’s preferences for quality of life choices
  • follow the person’s advance care directives in the care plan
  • respond to signs and symptoms of pain
  • follow end-of-life care strategy, and
  • manage own emotional responses and ethical issues.

A certificate of participation is awarded on successful completion of this 4 hour short course.

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Diabetes Awareness - Non Accredited Short Course

This course looks towards understanding one of Australia’s fastest growing chronic diseases. Our nurse educator will deliver current information on the management of clients with diabetes in a home care setting.

Topics include:

  • facts about diabetes
  • what is diabetes
  • complications of diabetes
  • Type I and Type II
    measuring glucose
  • general monitoring
    diabetes in the elderly
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • diabetes treatment, and
  • foot care.

A certificate of participation is awarded on successful completion of this 4 hour short course.

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Continence Management - Non Accredited Short Course

This course aims to educate carers and care staff in the correct choice and fitting of continence aids. Topics include:

Topics include:

  • continence management and fluid intake
  • correctly measuring clients for aids
  • types of products available, and
  • correct fitting of all aids available for both male and females.

A certificate of participation is awarded on successful completion of this 4 hour short course.

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