LEADER TRAINING OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS


Training programs for health professionals and peer leaders


Tai Chi for ArthritisWarm Water & Chair-Based Exercise

We run several 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.

Our warm water and chair-based training programs are conducted by health educators with tertiary qualifications in health related disciplines, as well as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Tai Chi for Arthritis leader and update training programs are conducted by registered Master Trainers with respective accrediting organisations.

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, call Helen Koutsimanis on 8531 8045 or 1800 263 265, or email programs@msk.org.au.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This course covers the first Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) movements, and enables participants to learn how to safely and effectively conduct TCA classes for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

As well as leader training, we also run leader updates for trained TCA leaders.

Audience: Health professionals, human movement and sports science graduates, fitness instructors, tai chi teachers and advanced tai chi students.

People without a formal qualification in health or exercise who have current and comprehensive experience in conducting exercise classes under the supervision of a relevant health or exercise professional are encouraged to contact us to discuss their eligibility.

Prior to attending the training, participants are required to familiarise themselves with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD and handbook.

These resources are included in the course fee, and will be sent out to all participants a month prior to the training.

Please note: Applications must be received three weeks prior to the course commencing.

Leader Training – 2 days training

When:

  • Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November 2018
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Where:

Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

  • MSK member: $457
  • Non-member: $506
  • MSK peer support group: $300

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Certification:

Participants receive a TCA leader certificate and a Dr Paul Lam certificate which are valid for two years. Professional development points are awarded by Physical Activity Australia (2 PDP) for the completion of this course.

Application form:

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

Update Training – 1 day training

When:

Where:

Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

  • MSK member: $225
  • Non-member: $253
  • MSK peer support group: $100

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Certification:

Participants receive a TCA leader certificate and a Dr Paul Lam certificate which are valid for two years. Professional development points are awarded by Physical Activity Australia (2 PDP) for the completion of this course.

Application form:

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

Warm Water and Chair-Based Exercise

This course enables participants to develop their skills and knowledge to run safe and effective warm water and/or chair-based exercise classes for people with chronic muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Participants may enrol in either one or both components of the course.

As well as leader training, we also run leader updates for trained leaders.

Leader Training – 3 days training

When:

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 September 2018
+ Saturday 13 October follow-up
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Where:

Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

  • MSK member
    • Both components – $595
    • Warm water only – $565
    • Chair-based only – $480
  • Non-members
    • 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.

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:

  • Saturday 14 July 2018 – Elsternwick
    Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185
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  • Wednesday 29 August 2018 – Bendigo
    Peter Krenz Leisure Centre: Napier St, Eaglehawk Vic 3556
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Cost:

  • MSK member
    • Both components – $225
    • One component – $165
  • Non-members
    • Both components – $253
    • One component – $187
  • 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 (2 PDP) for this course.

Application form:

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



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