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Navigating the NDIS, particularly within a therapy setting, can be both rewarding and challenging for many occupational therapists.
The availability of affordable professional clinical training and supervision has been limited to date. However, with the increasing demand for services, the need for quality and expert occupational therapy training has never been more necessary.

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Past Events

  • Wednesday 25 May 2022
    Gaining independence with meal preparation is an important task of daily living for many participants. OT's often receive requests for assistive technology to build capacity and increase independence in the kitchen, but just how exactly can a Thermomix do this? This interactive webinar session will review the clinical considerations when prescribing a Thermomix including how it can increase independence in meal preparation, preparation of evidence of
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  • Thursday 26 May 2022
    Are you new to the world of standardised assessments? Feeling slightly confused and overwhelmed by all that are available? In this session, we look at how to access, administer, score and report on some commonly used assessment tools for functional capacity assessments. You will see these assessment tools in action on your screen and pick up handy hints on how to easily implement them into your practice.
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Small group session aimed to equip OT attendees with the knowledge and skills required to implement Life Skills Training with clients with disabilities, including (but not limited to) those with conditions such as Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurological Conditions and Developmental Delay. This education session is suitable for any OT wanting to develop their skills in this area with adolescent and adult clients.
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    This session has been designed for those who are keen to augment their skills in the AT application process that surrounds seating assessments, specifically complex seating, postural and pressure considerations and how to effectively address the NDIS ‘reasonable & necessary’ criteria for features and recommended components. Included will be some resources to aid in clinical justification of features and the evidence based, best practice recommendations which underpin complex seating prescription
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Pressure injuries can be a life-threatening condition. Occupational Therapists should be confident to identify, prevent and treat pressure injuries as part of a team. Practical strategies will be outlined, suitable to apply if you work in acute care, rehab, community, or with special conditions such as spinal cord injury and palliative care. The 2019 International Pressure Injury Clinical Practice Guidelines will be discussed and applied with real life examples.
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Gaining independence with meal preparation is an important task of daily living for many participants. OT's often receive requests for assistive technology to build capacity and increase independence in the kitchen, but just how exactly can a Thermomix do this? This interactive webinar session will review the clinical considerations when prescribing a Thermomix including how it can increase independence in meal preparation, preparation of evidence of
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Use of the toilet is a critical skill for independent living. The process of toileting is complex, consisting of mobilising to a toilet, undressing, positioning on the toilet, voiding bladder or bowels, cleansing the perineum area, applying / removing sanitary or incontinence products (if applicable), transferring off the toilet, redressing, flushing the toilet and washing hands. Toileting is usually mastered in early childhood and control over this private activity remains integral to a
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Do you have questions about restrictive practices? Are you confused or lacking in confidence about what the OT practitioner has to offer in the area of restrictive practice? Would you recognise and respond appropriately to restrictive practices in your day to day practice? With the advent of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission, the rules around restrictive practices have become complex. There is a lot of information to take in and understand. Many OTs are feeling like they don’t
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Routinely addressed by OTs working with children, the importance of sensory processing is often overlooked by OTs working with adults. Sensory Processing assessment should form part of the holistic assessment process OTs complete when working with all adults in disabilities. This session will focus on equipping attendees with the knowledge and skills to complete sensory assessments, interventions and how to compile this information into a report when working with adult clients with disabilities.
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Enhancing function and quality of life by protecting body shape by supportive lying and sitting. Sounds simple, but a person’s lying posture can have a distorting effect on their body shape and structure. This is particularly relevant to people with mobility impairment. The session will explain how peoples body shape distorts, discuss how lying posture relates to sitting, relate supported lying and sitting to improved function and QoL.
    Online Webinar
  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Mobility scooters are high-risk assistive technology, as each year many people across Australia are in an accident using a scooter. This training will outline the step-by-step process to assess, request and train adult clients to use mobility scooters. Steps will be outlined using the OT process to mitigate risks and ensure good outcomes.
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    Navigating and understanding the NDIS systems and processes can be stressful and confusing. This workshop will assist OT's to understand the basics needed to work successfully within this scheme and the skills required to feel more prepared in taking on referrals and dealing with the NDIS. Perfect for new graduates and OT’s that are new to the NDIS world. In addition to NDIS navigation, this workshop will also include tips for surviving work within the NDIS, including a refresher in relation t
    Webinar
  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    This webinar will provide attendees with increased knowledge and understanding in delivered comprehensive functional assessments. Including what a functional assessment entails, when it should be completed, how to conduct the assessment and preparation of the report. This webinar will also aim to address questions around what your template should include and understand the non standardised and set standardised assessments tools required by the NDIS, for this service.
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  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
    SIL refers to the individual or shared supports provided to participants with disability to live as independently as possible. Beyond SIL, participants also have more flexibility to explore other options for housing including ILO. But what is the OT role in assessing for SIL/ILO? This session will explore how OT's can assist in providing evidence for eligibility, identifying required level of supports, utilising standardised assessments and making recommendations for capacity building.
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  • Friday 3 June 2022
    Are you new to the world of standardised assessments? Feeling slightly confused and overwhelmed by all that are available? In this session, we look at how to access, administer, score and report on some commonly used assessment tools for functional capacity assessments. You will see these assessment tools in action on your screen and pick up handy hints on how to easily implement them into your practice.
    Webinar
  • Thursday 9 June 2022
    Are you new to the world of standardised assessments? Feeling slightly confused and overwhelmed by all that are available? In this session, we look at how to access, administer, score and report on some commonly used assessment tools for functional capacity assessments. You will see these assessment tools in action on your screen and pick up handy hints on how to easily implement them into your practice.
    Webinar
  • Friday 10 June 2022
    SIL refers to the individual or shared supports provided to participants with disability to live as independently as possible. Beyond SIL, participants also have more flexibility to explore other options for housing including ILO. But what is the OT role in assessing for SIL/ILO? This session will explore how OT's can assist in providing evidence for eligibility, identifying required level of supports, utilising standardised assessments and making recommendations for capacity building.
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  • Friday 10 June 2022
    Emotional regulation therapy is widely used within the field of Occupational therapy, in order to assist both the paediatric and adult population, who have difficulties with such due to their disability. Difficulties with emotional regulation impact a persons independence, social relationships, expression of needs, being understood by others, behaviour and participation in school/home/play. This webinar is aimed to assist OT’s to gain a basic understanding of Emotional Regulation,
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  • Friday 10 June 2022
    Navigating and understanding the NDIS systems and processes can be stressful and confusing. This workshop will assist OT's to understand the basics needed to work successfully within this scheme and the skills required to feel more prepared in taking on referrals and dealing with the NDIS. Perfect for new graduates and OT’s that are new to the NDIS world. In addition to NDIS navigation, this workshop will also include tips for surviving work within the NDIS, including a refresher in relation t
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  • Tuesday 14 June 2022
    Do you have questions about restrictive practices? Are you confused or lacking in confidence about what the OT practitioner has to offer in the area of restrictive practice? Would you recognise and respond appropriately to restrictive practices in your day to day practice? With the advent of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission, the rules around restrictive practices have become complex. There is a lot of information to take in and understand. Many OTs are feeling like they don’t
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  • Wednesday 15 June 2022
    Small group training and supervision sessions for OT's looking to increase their skills for working in SDA. Presented by Jane Galvin, an experienced OT working within the SDA space providing OT functional assessments for the development of SDA Housing plans. Attendees will develop an understanding of the SDA rules, eligibility criteria, assessment requirements and OT role in reporting to obtain SDA funding. Two sessions will be run on the 15th to 22 June 2022 from 9.30am to 11am (AEST).
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  • Friday 24 June 2022
    This webinar will provide attendee’s with a comprehensive overview of working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and how to best advocate for their support needs. The session aims to:
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  • Friday 24 June 2022
    Emotional regulation therapy is widely used within the field of Occupational therapy, in order to assist both the paediatric and adult population, who have difficulties with such due to their disability. Difficulties with emotional regulation impact a persons independence, social relationships, expression of needs, being understood by others, behaviour and participation in school/home/play. This webinar is aimed to assist OT’s to gain a basic understanding of Emotional Regulation,
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  • Tuesday 28 June 2022
    Completing a comprehensive seating assessment so postural asymmetries and challenges around pressure risks can be identified effectively is essential in order to ensure functional outcomes and enable sustainable sitting tolerances. Whilst a MAT evaluation forms an important part of our role as seating clinicians, just as essential is knowing how to interpret the findings and understanding equipment configurations and features available to promote optimal outcomes.
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  • Tuesday 28 June 2022
    Sensory Processing and Modulation in Children – Foundations and Strategies for Participation. Self-regulation in children is an integral part of working with children in disability and autism spectrum disorders.
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  • Friday 1 July 2022
    We currently have six psychosocial webinars scheduled and right now you have the option of purchasing them all at once!
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday 14 July 2022
    This session is tailored to the needs of mental health OT's in providing assessment and capacity building support to people experiencing psychosocial disability. OT-relevant NDIS principles of R&N will be explored and applied in the context of psychosocial disability. We will unpack report and recommendation-writing for optimal client outcomes. Attendees are offered opportunity to bring practice challenges for problem-solving in a supportive group environment.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 15 July 2022
    This webinar will provide attendees with increased knowledge and understanding in delivered comprehensive functional assessments. Including what a functional assessment entails, when it should be completed, how to conduct the assessment and preparation of the report. This webinar will also aim to address questions around what your template should include and understand the non standardised and set standardised assessments tools required by the NDIS, for this service.
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022
    Small group training and supervision sessions for OT's looking to increase their skills for working in SDA. Presented by Jane Galvin, an experienced OT working within the SDA space providing OT functional assessments for the development of SDA Housing plans. Attendees will develop an understanding of the SDA rules, eligibility criteria, assessment requirements and OT role in reporting to obtain SDA funding. Two sessions will be run on the 20 & 27 July 2022 from 9.30am to 11am (AEST).
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  • Thursday 21 July 2022
    This four day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of working with children aged 2-18 yrs of age. This workshop will increase your understanding of practice models, funding options, therapy models, assessment, reporting, goal setting, base line intervention strategies, behaviour management, therapeutic use of self and more… The workshop will be delivered via webinar format across 4 days on the 21, 22, 28, 29 July 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.
  • Thursday 28 July 2022
    In this interactive webinar, we take a closer look at OT functional assessment processes, and standardised and non-standardised assessment tools, for NDIS participants with psychosocial disability due to mental health conditions. We'll unpack the OT assessment toolbox and explore matching assessments to client need. AND we'll discuss how to incorporate assessment results into your functional assessment reports, in a manner that is compatible with NDIS concepts, principles and expectations.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 29 July 2022
    Emotional regulation therapy is widely used within the field of Occupational therapy, in order to assist both the paediatric and adult population, who have difficulties with such due to their disability. Difficulties with emotional regulation impact a persons independence, social relationships, expression of needs, being understood by others, behaviour and participation in school/home/play. This webinar is aimed to assist OT’s to gain a basic understanding of Emotional Regulation,
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022
    This webinar will explore factors that enable a person with psychosocial disability to transition successfully to a new living environment. Attendees will: 1. Understand functional capacity and relate this to a sustainable housing model/environment (e.g. SIL, ILO, SDA) 2. Understand factors that restrict/enable a sustainable home, from an OT perspective 3. Build knowledge of dynamic assessment approaches and outcomes measures in planning for and enabling housing transition. 4. Understand why
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  • Friday 5 August 2022
    SIL refers to the individual or shared supports provided to participants with disability to live as independently as possible. Beyond SIL, participants also have more flexibility to explore other options for housing including ILO. But what is the OT role in assessing for SIL/ILO? This session will explore how OT's can assist in providing evidence for eligibility, identifying required level of supports, utilising standardised assessments and making recommendations for capacity building.
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  • Thursday 11 August 2022
    This webinar will explore strategies to assess for and manage risk in psychosocial disability practice. The focus is on keeping both client, therapist and relevant others safe while providing quality, trauma-informed assessment and therapeutic support. Delivered by Muriel Cummins, OT experienced in working with clients with psycho-social disability. 1.5hour interactive webinar session.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 12 August 2022
    Navigating and understanding the NDIS systems and processes can be stressful and confusing. This workshop will assist OT's to understand the basics needed to work successfully within this scheme and the skills required to feel more prepared in taking on referrals and dealing with the NDIS. Perfect for new graduates and OT’s that are new to the NDIS world. In addition to NDIS navigation, this workshop will also include tips for surviving work within the NDIS, including a refresher in relation t
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  • Thursday 18 August 2022
    OT’s are well-placed to address fluctuating motivation of our client groups. This webinar will be relevant to OT’s across a broad range of practice areas, and can contribute to CPD hours for BAMH -registered mental health OT. This webinar will: 1. Examine motivational theory applicable to OT practice 2. Describe motivational approaches and strategies applicable to practice 3. Motivating environments: Setting our clients up well to maximise motivation
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  • Friday 19 August 2022
    Developed by Practice Owner, Paediatric OT, and Business Coach Alyce Svensk. This workshop aims to guide you through the nitty gritty side of setting up a business in allied health. Suitable for anyone considering the move to set up for themselves. This comprehensive workshop will walk you through all the considerations prior to starting, provide a step by step guide to establishing yourself in private practice and assist you to best position yourself for the future. Make a sensational start by
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  • Thursday 25 August 2022
    The webinar will explore the prevalence, significance and functional impact of compulsive hoarding broadly and from an OT perspective. We will look at therapeutic strategies and underpinning evidence for these. Assessment approaches and tools will also be reviewed. This webinar is designed with the needs of NDIS participants with psychosocial disability, in mind.
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  • Friday 26 August 2022
    Emotional regulation therapy is widely used within the field of Occupational therapy, in order to assist both the paediatric and adult population, who have difficulties with such due to their disability. Difficulties with emotional regulation impact a persons independence, social relationships, expression of needs, being understood by others, behaviour and participation in school/home/play. This webinar is aimed to assist OT’s to gain a basic understanding of Emotional Regulation,
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