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Training for allied health professionals

Improving confidence and capability in supporting children's vehicle seating needs

MACA's online training - launching in July

We know from our national survey that lack of training is the most significant challenge allied health professionals face when it comes to supporting the motor vehicle transport needs of children with disabilities and medical conditions.

At MACA, we are working with leading universities and researchers to fill the global gap in research relating to policies, products and practices. This research is forming the foundation of our evidence based training for allied health professionals.

Course for allied health professionals

Transporting Children with Disabilities and Medical Conditions is a self-paced, 3 week (6-8 hours) course aimed at both novice and experienced allied health professionals.

It will also be of interest to government agencies, product suppliers and other organisations with a responsibility for the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions in motor vehicles.

The course aims to build confidence when assessing and prescribing for a child’s transport needs by providing key knowledge, along with practical tools.

Course content

The course covers:

  • Children’s vulnerability as road users
  • Road safety principles and approaches
  • Vehicle standards and road rules
  • The leading role of allied health professionals
  • Vehicle restraint products and devices
  • Standards
  • Best practice prescribing approaches and tools
  • Common transport challenges
  • Scope of practice and restrictive practice
  • Importance of good documentation.

Expert contributors

MACA’S online training course is supported by esteemed experts in child restraint research, health, road safety, as well as leading national suppliers of car seats for children.

FAQs

MACA's online training course

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

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Our online training will be available July 2022
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