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Domiciliary Equipment Service

Domiciliary Equipment Service

Training

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Equipment Program currently offers a training program for allied health professionals and those seeking to build skills in the selection of equipment and provision of home modifications.

The trainers are allied health professionals from within DHS and Novita Children's Services' clinical services who have expertise, hands-on experience and knowledge in the topics delivered.

This training can be accessed by any person who prescribes on behalf of the DHS Equipment Program. Training registrations are managed by Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) through a training coordinator and administrative support officers. Each service has a key training contact who coordinates and  forwards registrations to DES. Further details on registering and external prescriber training key contacts can be found here:

Please note that registrations are closed 1 week prior to the training date. Whilst late registrations for sessions may be accepted, if the session is full then we will not be able to accommodate these. Likewise, if the session is under-booked at that point, the session may be cancelled.

It is an expectation that all DHS Equipment Service prescribers attend the Orientation to DES and the DHS Equipment Services Session prior to accessing any clinical training.

Other agencies seeking training opportunities for their staff wishing to access the program should contact the DHS Equipment Program Training Coordinator at DES for more information.

General enquiries about training can be forwarded to equipment.training@sa.gov.au.

Current Training

If you are an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, registered nurse or speech pathologist, there is a training program aimed at supporting you in the prescription of equipment and home modifications. Please click on your discipline below to see available courses

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Download the Registering for Equipment Program Training (DOCX 179.1 KB) for information on how to register for sessions.

Course Schedule for Occupational Therapists

2018


Orientation Sessions

Orientation Sessions

Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology Provider (PDF 89.1 KB)
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Friday 25 May 20189.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer
Wed 27 June 20189.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Orientation to DES and the DHS Equipment Program (for internal and external prescribers) (PDF 395.4 KB)
This session is for those who are providing assessment services for assistive technology through DCSI Funding.
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 1 May 20182.00 - 4.00 DES Clinical Support Officer
Thursday 21 June 20189.30 - 11.30DES Clinical Support Officer

Beds and Bed Equipment Series

Beds and Bed Equipment Series

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 1 - Assessing and Prescribing Adjustable Beds (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Date Time Presenter
Monday 28th May9.30 - 12.30 Lisa-Marie Gordon

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 2 - Entrapment, bed rails and bed sticks (theory) (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Please note Session 1 is considered a pre-requisite to attending this session. If you are a DCSI clinician, you may be eligible to apply for RPL.

Date Time Presenter
Monday 28th May1.00 - 4.00Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 3 - Assessing Entrapment Zones with Standardised Tool (practical) (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Please note this is a practical session, integrating information learned in Session 2, which must be attended first. As it is small groups of people only, we re-run the same session multiple times. We may need to negotiate dates with you if one of these becomes overbooked.

Date Time Presenter
Tuesday 29th May9.30 - 12.30Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon
Tuesday 29th May1.15 - 4.15Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon
Wednesday 30th May9.30 - 12.30Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon

Pressure Injury Prevention Series

Pressure Injury Prevention Series

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 1, Aetiology
Location:Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

This is now an extended session, covering information previously discussed across session 2.

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 9.30 - 11.30 Sue Templeton (RDNS)

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 3, Mattresses*
Location:Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 11.45 - 2.00 Cheryl Slade and Stacey Palmer

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 4, Cushions*
Location: Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 2.15 - 4.30 Cheryl Slade and Stacey Palmer

Wheelchair and Seating Series

Wheelchair and Seating Series

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 1, Prescribing and Adjusting Manual Wheelchairs
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday July 3rd 9.30 - 4.30Annie Sellars and Deanna Newell

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 2, Assessing Capacity to Use a Powered Mobility Aid
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Wednesday May 9th9.30 - 12.30 Cheryl Slade

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 3, Prescribing and Adjusting Powered Wheelchairs
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday August 14 9.30 - 1.30 Wheelchair and Seating Clinician & Tech

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 4, Assessing and Prescribing Seating - Level 1
Location: Woodville Seminar Room
* Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 1 is considered to be a pre-requisite to attend this session. RPL (DOC 143.5 KB) may be an option for experienced DCSI or Novita prescribers.

DateTimePresenter
Monday October 159.30 - 1.00Deanna Newell and Steve Wilson

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 5, Assessing and Prescribing Seating - Level 2
Location: Woodville Seminar Room
Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 1 and 4 are considered to be a pre-requisite to attend this session. RPL (DOC 143.5 KB) for Session 1 may be an option for experienced DCSI or Novita prescribers.

DateTimePresenter
Monday October 151.30 - 4.30Deanna Newell and Steve Wilson

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 6, Prescribing and Adjusting Manual Wheelchairs - Refresher
Location: TBC
*Prescriber must have previously attended Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 1. RPL (DOC 143.5 KB) may be an option for experienced DCSI or Novita prescribers.

DateTimePresenter
None planned at this stage   

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 7, Prescribing and Adjusting Powered Wheelchairs - Refresher*
Location: TBC
*There are pre-requisite training sessions.

DateTimePresenter
None planned at this stage 

Home Modifications Series

Home Modifications Series

Home Modification Series - Day 1, Responsibilities, Options and Requirements for Home Modifications in the Home (DOC 114.0 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room 

Date Time Presenter
Thurs 8th March 9.30 - 4.30 Gary Davis
Aaron Ong
Paul Tsoukalas

Home Modification Series - Day 2, Assessment, Measuring and Drawing and Clinical Reasoning  (DOC 114.0 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Date Time Presenter
Thurs 22nd March 9.30 - 4.30 Aaron Ong
Paul Tsoukalas

Access and Communication Technology Series

Access and Communication Technology Series

ACTS: Mounting for Assistive Technology (DOC 1.6 MB)

Location: Novita Children's Services, RPC Theatre, Days Rd Regency Park (DOC 1002.5 KB)

Date Time Presenter
Tuesday 22nd May 1.00 - 4.00 ACTS OTs

ACTS: Advanced Access - Eyegaze and Head Control (DOC 1.6 MB)

Location: Novita Children's Services, RPC Theatre, Days Rd Regency Park (DOC 1002.5 KB)

Date Time Presenter
Thursday 14th June 1.00 - 4.00 ACTS OTs

Other Sessions

Other Sessions

Electrical Safety and Bathroom Design
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Wednesday 11th April 9.30 - 11.30 Karen Roughley

Management of the Bariatric Client
Location: TBC

DateTimePresenter
Thurs 5th April9.30 - 12.30Renee Groom and Dianne Dansie

The Legal Responsibilities of Equipment Prescription
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
None planned at this stage 

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

Download the Registering for Equipment Program Training (DOCX 179.1 KB) for information on how to register for sessions.

Course Schedule for Physiotherapists

2018

Orientation Sessions

Orientation Sessions

Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology Provider (PDF 89.1 KB)
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Friday 25 May 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer
Wed 27 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Orientation to DES and DHS Equipment Services (for internal and external prescribers) (PDF 395.4 KB)
This session is for those who are providing assessment services for assistive technology through DCSI Funding.
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 1 May 2018 2.00 - 4.00 DES Clinical Support Officer
Thursday 21 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Beds and Bed Equipment Series

Beds and Bed Equipment Series

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 1 - Assessing and Prescribing Adjustable Beds (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Monday 28th May 9.30 - 12.30 Lisa-Marie Gordon

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 2 - Entrapment, bed rails and bed sticks (theory) (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Please note Session 1 is considered a pre-requisite to attending this session. If you are a DCSI clinician, you may be eligible to apply for RPL.

DateTimePresenter
Monday 28th May 1.00 - 4.00 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 3 - Assessing Entrapment Zones with Standardised Tool (practical) (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Please note this is a practical session, integrating information learned in Session 2, which must be attended first. As it is small groups of people only, we re-run the same session multiple times. We may need to negotiate dates with you if one of these becomes overbooked.

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 29th May 9.30 - 12.30 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon
Tuesday 29th May 1.15 - 4.15 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon
Wednesday 30th May 9.30 - 12.30 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon

Pressure Injury Prevention Series

Pressure Injury Prevention Series

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 1, Aetiology
Location:Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

This is now an extended session, covering information previously discussed across session 2.

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 9.30 - 11.30 Sue Templeton (RDNS)

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 3, Mattresses*
Location:Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 11.45 - 2.00 Cheryl Slade and Stacey Palmer

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 4, Cushions*
Location: Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 2.15 - 4.30 Cheryl Slade and Stacey Palmer

Wheelchair and Seating Series

Wheelchair and Seating Series

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 1, Prescribing and Adjusting Manual Wheelchairs
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday July 3rd 9.30 - 4.30Annie Sellars and Deanna Newell

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 2, Assessing Capacity to Use a Powered Mobility Aid
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Wednesday May 9th 9.30 - 12.30 Cheryl Slade

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 3, Prescribing and Adjusting Powered Wheelchairs
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday August 14 9.30 - 1.30 Wheelchair and Seating Clinician & Tech

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 4, Assessing and Prescribing Seating - Level 1
Location: Woodville Seminar Room
* Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 1 is considered to be a pre-requisite to attend this session. RPL (DOC 143.5 KB) may be an option for experienced DCSI or Novita prescribers.

DateTimePresenter
Monday October 15 9.30 - 1.00 Deanna Newell and Steve Wilson

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 5, Assessing and Prescribing Seating - Level 2
Location: Woodville Seminar Room
Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 1 and 4 are considered to be a pre-requisite to attend this session. RPL (DOC 143.5 KB) for Session 1 may be an option for experienced DCSI or Novita prescribers.

DateTimePresenter
Monday October 15 1.30 - 4.30 Deanna Newell and Steve Wilson

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 6, Prescribing and Adjusting Manual Wheelchairs - Refresher
Location: TBC
*Prescriber must have previously attended Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 1. RPL (DOC 143.5 KB) may be an option for experienced DCSI or Novita prescribers.

DateTimePresenter
None planned at this stage   

Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 7, Prescribing and Adjusting Powered Wheelchairs - Refresher*
Location: TBC
*There are pre-requisite training sessions.

DateTimePresenter
None planned at this stage 

Home Modification Series

Home Modification Series

Home Modification Series - Day 1, Responsibilities, Options and Requirements for Home Modifications in the Home (DOC 114.0 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room 

DateTimePresenter
Thurs 8th March 9.30 - 4.30 Gary Davis
Aaron Ong
Paul Tsoukalas

Home Modification Series - Day 2, Assessment, Measuring and Drawing and Clinical Reasoning  (DOC 114.0 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Thurs 22nd March 9.30 - 4.30 Aaron Ong
Paul Tsoukalas

Other Sessions

Other Sessions

Electrical Safety and Bathroom Design
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Wednesday 11th April 9.30 - 11.30 Karen Roughley

Management of the Bariatric Client
Location: TBC

DateTimePresenter
Thurs 5th April 9.30 - 12.30 Renee Groom and Dianne Dansie

The Legal Responsibilities of Equipment Prescription
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
None planned at this stage 

Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologist

Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology Provider (PDF 89.1 KB)
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Friday 25 May 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer
Wed 27 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Orientation to DES and DHS Equipment Services (for internal and external prescribers) (PDF 395.4 KB)
This session is for those who are providing assessment services for assistive technology through DCSI Funding.
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 1 May 2018 2.00 - 4.00 DES Clinical Support Officer
Thursday 21 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

ACTS: Mounting for Assistive Technology (DOC 1.6 MB)

Location: Novita Children's Services, RPC Theatre, Days Rd Regency Park (DOC 1002.5 KB)

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 22 May 2018 1.00 - 4.00 ACTS OTs

ACTS: Advanced Access - Eyegaze and Head Control (DOC 1.6 MB)

Location: Novita Children's Services, RPC Theatre, Days Rd Regency Park (DOC 1002.5 KB)

DateTimePresenter
Thursday 14 June 2018 1.00 - 4.00 ACTS OTs

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Orientation Sessions

Orientation Sessions

Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology Provider (PDF 89.1 KB)
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Friday 25 May 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer
Wed 27 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Orientation to DES and DHS Equipment Services (for internal and external prescribers) (PDF 395.4 KB)
This session is for those who are providing assessment services for assistive technology through DCSI Funding.
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 1 May 2018 2.00 - 4.00 DES Clinical Support Officer
Thursday 21 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Pressure Injury Prevention Series

Pressure Injury Prevention Series

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 1, Aetiology
Location:Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

This is now an extended session, covering information previously discussed across session 2.

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 9.30 - 11.30 Sue Templeton (RDNS)

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 3, Mattresses*
Location:Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 11.45 - 2.00 Cheryl Slade and Stacey Palmer

Pressure Injury Prevention Series - Session 4, Cushions*
Location: Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 5th June 2.15 - 4.30 Cheryl Slade and Stacey Palmer

Beds and Bed Equipment Series

Beds and Bed Equipment Series

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 1 - Assessing and Prescribing Adjustable Beds (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

DateTimePresenter
Monday 28th May 9.30 - 12.30 Lisa-Marie Gordon

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 2 - Entrapment, bed rails and bed sticks (theory) (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Please note Session 1 is considered a pre-requisite to attending this session. If you are a DCSI clinician, you may be eligible to apply for RPL.

DateTimePresenter
Monday 28th May 1.00 - 4.00 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon

Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 3 - Assessing Entrapment Zones with Standardised Tool (practical) (DOCX 112.5 KB)
Location: Woodville Seminar Room

Please note this is a practical session, integrating information learned in Session 2, which must be attended first. As it is small groups of people only, we re-run the same session multiple times. We may need to negotiate dates with you if one of these becomes overbooked.

DateTimePresenter
Tuesday 29th May 9.30 - 12.30 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon
Tuesday 29th May 1.15 - 4.15 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon
Wednesday 30th May 9.30 - 12.30 Lucy Brennan and Lisa-Marie Gordon

Other Professionals

Other Professionals

Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology Provider (PDF 89.1 KB)
Location: Domiciliary Care Meeting Room, Building 4, 300 Richmond Road Netley

DateTimePresenter
Friday 25 May 2018 9.30 - 11.30DES Clinical Support Officer
Wednesday 27 June 2018 9.30 - 11.30 DES Clinical Support Officer

Calendar Overview 2018

Please look at your discipline page for further information on times, venues and presenters.

Training Session Name Session Date
Orientation to DES and DHS Equipment ServicesTuesday 1 May 2018 / 2.00 - 4.00
Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 2 – Assessing Capacity to Drive a powered Mobility AidWednesday 9 May 2018 / 9.30 - 12.30
ACTS: Mounting for Assistive TechnologyTuesday 22nd May 2018 / 1.00 - 4.00
Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology ProviderFriday 25 May 2018 / 9.30 - 11.30
Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 1 - Assessing and Prescribing Adjustable BedsMonday 28 May 2018 / 9.30 - 12.30
Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 2 - Entrapment, Bed rails and Bed SticksMonday 28 May 2018 / 1.00 - 4.00
Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 3 - Assessing Entrapment Zones with Standardised Tool (Practical)Tuesday 29 May 2018 / 9.30 - 12.30
Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 3 - Assessing Entrapment Zones with Standardised Tool (Practical)Tuesday 29 May 2018 / 1.15 -4.15
Beds and Bed Equipment Series Session 3 - Assessing Entrapment Zones with Standardised Tool (Practical)Wednesday 30 May 2018 / 9.30 - 12.30
Pressure Injury Prevention Series: Aetiology, Clinical Applications, Cushions & MattressesTuesday 5 June 2018 / 9.30 - 4.30
ACTS: Advanced Access: Eyegaze and Head ControlThursday 14 June 2018 / 1.00 - 4.00
Orientation to DES and DHS Equipment ServicesThursday 21 June 2018 / 9.30 - 11.30
Using DES as your NDIS Assistive Technology ProviderWednesday 27 June 2018 / 9.30 - 11.30
Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 1: Prescribing and Adjusting Manual WheelchairsTuesday 3 July 2018 / 9.30 - 4.00
Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 3: Prescribing and Adjusting Powered WheelchairsTuesday 14 August 2018 / 9.30 - 1.30
Wheelchair and Seating Series Session 4: Assessing  Posture and prescribing seating - Level 1Monday 15 October 2018 / 9.30 - 1.00
Wheelchair and Seating Series - Session 5: Assessing posture and prescribing seating - Level 2Monday 15 October 2018 / 1.30 - 4.30

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