LEADER TRAINING


Training programs for health professionals and peer leaders


Note: Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) State of Emergency, all training and updates are postponed until further notice. If you have a query regarding this, please email genevieve@msk.org.au.

We run warm water and chair-based exercise training programs for health professionals and peer leaders. Whether you’re a health professional and work with people with musculoskeletal conditions, or you have a musculoskeletal condition (e.g. arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis) and want to run classes for your peers, we have something for you.

Our training will give you the knowledge and skills to assist you in providing exercise classes for people with musculoskeletal and other health conditions.

Participants may enrol in either one or both components of the course. As well as leader training, we also run leader updates for our trained leaders.

Our warm water and chair-based training programs are conducted by health educators with tertiary qualifications in health-related disciplines and extensive experience in training. The training programs are accredited by Physical Activity Australia and/or Fitness Australia, and professional development points are awarded on completion.

For more information or to speak to our staff about leader training, contact us on 1800 263 265, or email programs@msk.org.au.

Leader Training – 3 days training

When:

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 May 2020
+ Saturday 20 June follow-up

Where:

Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick 3185

Cost:

  • Individual
    • Both components – $665
    • Warm water only – $630
    • Chair-based only – $530
  • MSK peer support groups
    (groups of more than 8 receive a further discount)

    • Both components – $350
    • Warm water only – $300
    • Chair-based only – $280

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Application form:
If you prefer not to book online, download an application form and send it with payment to Musculoskeletal Australia.

If you need more information, please phone the MSK Health Promotion Coordinator on 8531 8045 (toll free 1800 263 265) or email programs@msk.org.au

Update Training – 1 day training

Trained leaders are required to attend a leaders’ update every two years to advance their knowledge and skills in running safe and effective warm water and/or chair-based exercise classes for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

When and where:

  • Wednesday 11 March – Bendigo 3556
    Exact location and time to be confirmed
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  • Saturday 14 March – Elsternwick
    MSK Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick 3185
    Not before 10am (Exact start and finish times to be confirmed)
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  • Saturday 10 October
    MSK Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick 3185
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Cost:

  • Individual
    • Both components – $260
    • One component – $190
  • MSK peer support groups
    (groups of more than 8 receive a further discount)

    • Both components – $120
    • One component – $100

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Leaders will be re-issued with a leader update certificate valid for two years on completion of this course. Professional development points are also awarded by Physical Activity Australia for this course.

Application form:

If you prefer not to book online, download an application form and send it with payment to Musculoskeletal Australia.

If you need more information, please phone the MSK Health Promotion Coordinator on 8531 8045 (toll free 1800 263 265) or email programs@msk.org.au



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