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Training

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

Welcome

Welcome allied health professionals.

The information and resources on this page will help you in your leading role supporting families with their children's motor vehicle transport needs. We introduce you to our training course, the MACA Guide, as well as relevant standards, vehicle restraint options and products.

About the course

MACA's specialist online training course Transporting Children with Disabilities and Medical Conditions, is available now.

This evidence-based training course has been developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It aims to build knowledge and confidence in assessing and prescribing for children’s motor vehicle transport needs (under 16 years).

The course is suitable for both novice and experienced allied health professionals, and is also relevant to government agencies, product suppliers, road safety practitioners and other interested professionals.

This specialised course provides nine CPD hours and is structured over three weeks; however, participants progress at their own pace (e.g., over a couple of months) and have ongoing access to the course after completion.

The MACA Guide

Upon completion of the course, participants receive a free copy of the MACA Guide, Australia's leading prescribing resource, and a certificate.

This comprehensive resource, with easy to use templates, assist with clinical reasoning and decision-making when working with families to support children's motor vehicle transport needs.

More information about the content of the MACA Guide and its four step assessment and prescribing process is available here.

Course overview

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

The course, delivered on an online learning platform, FutureLearn, 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.

Please note that the course does not cover wheelchairs or public transport.

Participants receive a free copy of the MACA Guide, Australia's leading prescribing resource.

Learn more about the course here.

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Early bird criteria

MACA is offering an early bird rate for Australian health professionals and students until 31 October 2022.

Eligible groups

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Rehabilitation engineers
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students of allied health or another relevant course

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.

Early bird rates

Early bird rates

  • Individual: $420 (excl. GST)
  • Organisations: $320 (excl. GST) per person - available for groups of five or more health professionals from the one organisation

Early bird enrolment

  1. Complete this short survey to confirm eligibility.
  2. If eligible, you will be sent an email with an invoice.
  3. Once paid, you will be emailed a receipt and a unique link to the course.

Full course costs

If you are not eligible for the early bird rate you can still find out about the course and enrol here. The full course cost is $989 (excl. GST).

MACA is a registered charity and course fees help us to continue our work in advancing the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport.

FAQs

MACA's online training course

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

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