Occupational Therapy Programs

We offer occupational therapist training classes in Newcastle

Are you a registered Occupational Therapist wanting to become more knowledgeable and confident in prescribing Home Modifications? Come along to one of our Home Modifications workshops in Newcastle and gain a detailed understanding of the Home Modification sector.

Hunter Home Modifications senior Occupational Therapists offer workshops where their knowledge and experience is shared.

The current agenda for our workshops is as follows:

  • Where to start
  • Preparation for home visits
  • AS 1428.1 and BCA in relation to OT
  • Timber Studs and wall framing
  • Reasoning for AS and BCA practical with ramps and wheelchairs and finding studs
  • Scaled drawing
  • Minor modifications and equipment:
    • Process for HHMS
    • Referral information
    • Types of minor mods (pictures of taps, threshold ramps show and tell rails)
  • Major modification requirements:
    • Process for HHMS
    • Joint visit
    • What to include (e.g. measurements in mm, scale of drawing)
    • What to measure
    • Things to be wary of e.g. concrete slab

More practical (in groups):

  • Scaled drawing: Case study: grab rail next to toilet; grab rail in shower
  • Case study: access
  • Equipment required: measuring tapes, scaled rulers, graph paper, wheelchair (manual)
  • Morning tea and Lunch provided.

Max. participants: 10; Min. participants: 5

Please note the contents of the workshops may change from that above, if you would like to attend one of our workshops or discuss further please contact our Occupational Department on 4950 4275.

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