LEADER TRAINING


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 leader updates for trained leaders.

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. 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.

Leader Training – 3 days training

When:

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 May 2019
+ Saturday 22 June follow-up
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Where:

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

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 16 March – Elsternwick
    Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick
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  • Wednesday 12 June – Cranbourne
    Location TBC
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  • Wednesday 18 September – Warragul
    Location TBC
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  • Thursday 10 October – Broadmeadows
    Location TBC
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  • Saturday 16 November
    Musculoskeletal Australia: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick
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Cost:

  • Individual
    • 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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