Training

Training and Development

Due to COVID 19, all training sessions have been postponed until further notice.

Education, training and professional development is an opportunity to expand the knowledge of staff, support workers, volunteers, students, carers and private individuals who are involved in the community sector. Research has shown that training and development has several benefits including: increased productivity and job performance, skills development, team development and increased employee engagement and motivation. It also improves the effectiveness of organisations, the individual and the team within them.

Our service provides access to training that people wouldn’t have otherwise known about or sought out themselves. Therefore, our training is based on what the community sector has asked for and it is from this feedback that we have previously offered training in:

  • Manual Handling, Safe Food Handling, Bullying and Harassment;
  • Cultural Differences involving Communication, Disability, Dementia and End of Life;
  • Practical Challenges associated with Dementia, Understanding Dementia;
  • Elder Abuse and Advocacy; and
  • Recognising and Responding to Behaviours, to name a few.

Most of our training sessions run for 2 to 3 hours depending on topic and are presented at various locations in the Logan – Beaudesert area. For those who would like to attend our sessions, you can reserve a place by contacting us on 0429 935 052 or email volunteer@flexiliving.org.au

Free Online Training

Study with the Wicking Dementia Centre – University of Tasmania

The Wicking Dementia Centre has a range of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offering university-quality education that are designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds and is based on the latest research. Click on course link for further information and enrolment details.

The Understanding Dementia MOOC addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia and provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.e to add your own text

The Preventing Dementia MOOC investigates the best available evidence about dementia prevention, drawing on a range of expertise from around the globe. You will learn about the latest research and how you can modify risk factors which may decrease your susceptibility to dementia.

The Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) MOOC will give you an introduction to brain science and the pathology of TBI from concussion to severe injuries. Information will also be provided to build knowledge relating to common causes of TBI, management and rehabilitation strategies for people who have experienced a TBI.

The courses below are also offered but do have costs associated with them.

The Diploma of Dementia Care is a fully online, eight-unit program available to carers, aged care, community and health industry workers and anyone with an interest in learning more about dementia. You will gain the knowledge to make a real difference to the care and safety of individuals living with dementia and their families.

The Diploma of Ageing Studies and Services provides holistic knowledge around the needs and complexity of the ageing population. It is a fully online, eight-unit program suitable for those wanting to or who are working with older adults in aged care, health care or related sectors, such as community-based roles and services.

The Bachelor of Dementia Care is Australia’s first degree specifically focused on dementia and sets the benchmark for the value of the skills and knowledge graduates will bring to the health and aged care sector. Gain specialist knowledge and skills, based on the latest research evidence, to provide better care through best practice expertise.

The Master of Dementia Program is a flexible, online postgraduate program offering a global perspective and a comprehensive understanding of dementia from the viewpoint of individuals, families, communities, health care systems and governments. You will gain the knowledge to provide advice and strategies to drive change in meeting the needs of people living with dementia and improve their quality of live.

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