LEADER TRAINING


Training programs for health professionals and peer leaders


Training programs for health professionals and peer leaders

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 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.

Please note that our new leader training course is no longer accredited with a professional association (e.g. Physical Activity Australia or Fitness Australia), but our leader update training is accredited with Physical Activity Australia (2 PDPs for each for warm water and chair-based exercise update training).

For more information or to speak to our staff about leader training, contact us on (03) 8531 8000 or toll free 1800 263 265, or email programs@msk.org.au

Leader Training – 3 days training

When:

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 March 2021
+ Saturday 15 May 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

In 2021, there will be a change to the delivery of the leader update training for warm water and chair-based exercise – it will be online!!

This change will make the update training more accessible (for people who have previously travelled a distance to attend the training), more flexible (the training can be undertaken within a couple of months of when you would normally have attended an update training session in person), COVID-proof (we will not be at the mercy of any disruption caused by COVID-19 in 2021) and cheaper (providing the training online will enable MSK to reduce the price)!!

The training will be undertaken by individuals, but people will also be able to work together in groups to do the training, if they choose (just as you would in a face-to-face training session). The training will involve viewing two webinars, doing some written work and attending an optional discussion session via Zoom (for anyone who may have some specific questions or issues about which they wish to gain advice).

Further details about the training will be available early in the New Year and the training is expected to available to be undertaken from March 2021 onwards.



Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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