Our Courses

We offer a wide range of courses at both of our training locations, Mount Barker and Prospect, with many of our courses also offered online. We also offer the alternative of travelling to you, creating more accessible training for your staff across South Australia. If you don't see the course you're looking for, please let us know and we will do our best to offer it as soon as possible. 

AUTISM AWARENESS

3 Hours

This course will result in several key competencies, such as an understanding of what spectrum disorders are, understand how autism affects human behaviour and thought processes. We also demonstrate knowledge of gender based differences, knowing how to engage with positive support behaviour, consider what sensory processing means for people with Autism, learn how to create positive mental health and wellbeing environments and develop knowledge of how to support and maintain social boundaries and learn to engage for positive partnerships. 

 

BASIC HEALTH SUPPORT

4 Hours

This course encompasses knowledge around good bladder and bowel health including how to provide bowel care, catheter care and encapsulates the semantics of good skin care. This course offers in-depth assistance about continence aids and appliances available for your clients needs.

 

Key competencies covered in this course include developed knowledge of urinary & gastrointestinal anatomy, function and dysfunction, along with how to prevent and care for Incontinence Assosiated Dermatitis as well as many others. 

 

BOWEL CARE

3 Hours

This in-depth course looks at the very important anatomy and physiology of the bowel. It covers infection prevention and control as well as provision of bowel care interventions including the use of micro enemas. Most importantly, we also cover proper hydration and nutrition for client outcome and best practice of self-care for our clients.

 

Key competencies from this course include understanding of causes and potential causes of bowel disfunction, along with being able to assist participants with nutrition, hydration, exercise, and toileting routine to help prevent against bowel disfunction, along with other competencies.

 

CARE PLANNING AND MEASURING GOALS

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2 Hours

In this course we cover how to develop plans of care that are individualised to your client to meet their everyday needs. Setting and measuring goals in relation to health needs is vital to our clients health and a very important topic covered.

 

Competencies for this course include understanding why we have care goals, as well as the kinds available and how they are measured, along with how to develop plans as well as connecting them to reality within reasonable timeframes.

 

COUGH ASSIST

1 Hour

This course develops your understanding of the requirements for a cough assist device, as well as how to support clients who require assistance to cough. This is then translated to respiration and disordered breathing.

 

Key competencies covered in the Cough Assist course include understanding of neuromuscular disorders and symptoms, along with how to commence cough assisting, along with other competencies.

 

CPAP

A course detailing the respiratory system and its functions that develops your competency with CPAP, assisting with medications and lifestyle changes, as well as how to assist clients who use them. Diminishing risk and indentifying issues are also covered. 

 

The CPAP course competencies include understanding what CPAP is, the indications for CPAP and how it works, as well as aquiring knowledge and develop skills in the provision of CPAP including basic instructions. 

 

DEMENTIA CARE

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3 Hours

With the ever increasing demand in caring with patients with Dementia, this course goes through understanding the types of Dementia, general brain function and how to support people living with Dementia.

 

Our Dementia Care course covers several key competencies, including developing an understanding of how to assist clients living with Dementia with everyday activities, as well as understanding how and why brain dysfunction occurs.

 

DIABETES SUPPORT

3 Hours

During this session, there’s in-depth learning about all the different types of Diabetes including Type 1 and Type 2. It delves into important up keeping with client maintenance like healthy eating, assisting with medications such as insulin, hypo/hyperglycaemia events and sick day management.

 

Key competencies for this course include having a basic knowledge of key medication effects and side-effects for treating Diabetes, as well as understanding the development of different types of Diabetes, as well as many other competencies.  

 

DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING

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2 Hours

A rudimentary yet very important course covering how to keep good records to meet compliance obligations.

 

This course coveres several key competencies including knowledge of the legislation and documentation requirements, as well as ensuring that documentation and record keeping is prepared for audits.

 

EMPOWERMENT AND ASSERTIVENESS

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4 Hours

During this course we focus on how to help staff to handle difficult situations & to communicate well & effectively for positive outcomes.

Our Empowerment and Assertiveness course covers a wide range of key competencies, including understanding how not to fix the issue and the science behind why people behave badly, along with how to use communication to get the win win scenario. 

 

ENTERAL FEEDING

3 Hours

An in-depth course focussed on how to perform the tasks practically. We also learn about the why and how Enteral Feeding is performed. We take a closer look at what the tubes look like as well as the other components including pumps and how to care for equipment. Feeding methods and client experience are also covered.

 

Throughout this course, you will develop key competencies such as having an understanding of the physiology of swallowing, along with developing knowledge of Dysphagia including the warning signs and consequences of swallowing disorders. 

 

EPILEPSY AWARENESS, SEIZURE MANAGEMENT & MIDAZOLAM

3 Hours

In this course, theres detailed learning about different types of Epilepsy. We focus on how it affects everyday activities for our clients, the medication involved, managing day to day, the varied types of seizures and general living with the condition and how it affects our clients. This course also covers Midazolam which is the main medication used to manage seizure activity. 

 

Your Learning Portal provides key competencies such as developing expertise in how to administer emergency medications during a seizue, as well as being able to apply the practical elements of recovery post-seizure and administration of Midazolam.

 

EYE CARE

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1.5 Hours

This course develops your knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of the eyes, as well as how the eyes play their role as a vital organ. It also develops understanding of how to assist clients with everyday eye care to improve function and diminish risk.

 

Our Eye Care course will ensure healthcare workers develop knowledge of the administration of eye medications. Support workers will also develop an understandging of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, along with many other key competencies. 

 

INDWELLING CATHETER CARE

3 Hours

During this session, we investigate the anatomy and physiology of the bladder and why we use catheters. We go through vital care of equipment instructions and also how to translate this to our clients at home. We also look at essential equipment needed to perform and go through general wellbeing including good bladder health and UTI’s.  A great course for registered nurses and support workers.

 

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

3 Hours

In this session we cover the principles of cross-contamination, transmission of infection, hand hygiene and the general principles of infection prevention and control in a community setting.

 

This course will cover key competencies such as effective hand hygiene in minimising cross-contamination, along with understanding and applying the current standards and regulations relating to infection prevention and control. 

 

INTERMITTENT CATHETER CARE

3 Hours

This course is designed around the urinary tract in relation to clean intermittent catherisation. It details reasons why clients might have it done and it goes through as a healthcare operator, how to perform the procedure.

 

To pass this course, particpants will be able to articulate what the residual urine means to client's overall health, along with understanding the risks associated with the procedue and devices when performing intermittent catheterisation, along with others competencies.

 

MANUAL HANDLING

3 Hour Refresher or 7 Hours

This course is offered as either a TWO DAY, FULL DAY or HALF DAY refresher. It covers safety in terms of transferring and mobility and with use of hoists and other aids.

 

Key competencies within this course include gaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills involved with manual handling, along with having recognition of the risks associated with unsafe practices involved in manual handling. 

 

MEALTIME PRACTICES: SWALLOWING & CHOKING

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3 Hours

This vital course looks at healthy nutrition and general swallowing difficulties including the importance of hydration. We look at calories and food nutrition as well as preparation. This course also covers general mealtime behaviour which can include challenging behaviours and how to behave at the table.

 

This covers many key competencies, such as being able to assist participants with safe eating and adequete nutrition, positioning during mealtimes, planning and providing nutritional meals and recognising factors that contribute to poor eating habits and dealing with difficult participant behaviours. 

 

MEDICATION SUPPORT

4 Hour Refresher or 7 Hours

Do you or your staff need to assist with medication? Medication Support is our most popular course, we start by discovering what medications are as well as medication safety, different types and how they affect the body, delivery systems, use of dosage admin aids. We learn how to importantly administer from manufacturer’s instructions. We go through scope of practice, infection prevention and control and medication legislation. We also cover how to find good medicines information.

 

Our medication support key competencies include having knowledge of key medication effects and side-effects, as well as having practical knowledge of the different formulations. 

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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3 Hours

During this course we delve into why mental health is such an important yet overlooked health condition that plagues millions of Australians. We look at facts and figures, how to assist others as well as yourself and helpful links as resources.

 

Our Mental Health and Wellness course ensures that workers are able to deal with stigma and self-harm, as well as understanding how to support people with a mental health disorder. 

 

MOUTH CARE

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1 Hour

This shorter course enriches your knowledge on the oral cavity, its health, and diminishing risk. It also goes over how to assist clients with everyday oral care and develops knowledge on how it affects digestion and food processing.

 

This course provides staff with key competencies such as developing specific knowledge of the function of the associated oral organs, as well as developing an understanding of how to assist clients with everyday oral care. 

 

NEBULISER CARE

1 Hour

This course is all about understanding the respiratory system and the function of our lungs. Delving into how to assist clients with everyday breathing and respiratory activities to improve function, this course also demonstrates how to diminish risk and identify issues with nebulised medications. Further key competencies inculde aquiring knowledge and delivering skills in the delivery of nebulised medications, along with many other competencies.

 

OSTOMY CARE

3 Hours

At this course we learn about the different kinds of stoma and how to manage as well as the aids and appliances used and how to care for them. We also investigate care of peristomal skin and nutrition and hydration.

 

Following this course, staff will be able to understand the medical conditions that lead to the formation of a stoma, as well as how to manage them when working with clients.

 

PALLIATIVE CARE

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3 Hours

A great course for registered nurses and support workers. We go through the contexts of palliative care, symptom management, grief and loss, death and dying.

 

Our course provides key competencies including having knowledge of how to contribute to assessment via observation and documentation, along with developing good communication skills and understanding how to build therapeutic relationships during palliative care, along with other competencies. 

 

RESPONDING TO ABUSE AND NEGLECT

4.5 Hours

This course covers the princaples of abuse and neglect, and discusses the legislative foundation of this very important topic. It will also develop your knowledge about your role, as well as response strategies. The vital information around how and when to take action is also covered. 

 

This very important course covers key competencies such as developing knowledge about the workers role in when and how to respond, as well as understanding and recognising the signs of abuse and neglect. 

 

SAFE ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

3 Hour Refresher or 7 Hours

A vital course that has been designed to meet a new legislation which is the Child and Young Persons Safety Act 2017. It covers all aspects relating to safe environments for clients, workers and organisations in contact with children. This highly rated course also includes interactive workshops and quizzes designed to increase knowledge and awareness and your compliance obligations.

 

This course covers key competencies such as understanding the role of reporting mechanisms including where, when and how to report incidents, as well as the role of mandated reporting along with other competencies. 

 

SUCTIONING CARE

1 Hour

This vitally important short course informs of the oropharyngeal region and develops understanding of how to assist clients with everyday swallowing and suctioning needs. This also includes how to diminish risk and identify issues with suctioning.

 

Suctioning care covers key competencies such as acquiring knowledge and developing skills in provision of oro-pharyngeal everyday care and suctioning, as well as understanding indications and contraindictations of excessive secretions, along with other key competencies. 

 

SUPPORTING SKIN HEALTH: WOUND CARE

3 Hours

In this course we cover skin anatomy and physiology. We look at how wounds develop and the different kinds of wounds. We thoroughly look at pressure injury prevention, skin care and finally wound care products available.

 

Key competencies achieved in this course include developing knowledge on how to prevent pressure injuries, as well as standard practice in infection prevention and control as well as many other competencies. 

 

URINARY SHEATH

1 Hour

This session covers all the important basics including use, how and why, care of everyday skin needs, urinary health and hydration and most importantly, how to apply a sheath.

 

Your Learning Portal's Urinary Sheath course covers many competencies, including developing an understanding of how to assist male clients with everyday continence needs, as well as acquiring knowledge and developing skills in the application of a urinary sneath.