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    Buddy Programs - Setting up for Success

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    E-Learning: Self-Paced (approx 30-minutes) - this must be completed prior to 18 June

    Online Live Training via Zoom: Tuesday 18 June 2024 

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm SA, NT | 1.30pm to 2.30pm VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD | 11.30am to 12.30pm WA

    Audience: Managers, People and Culture/Learning Development Staff in Aged Care and/or Disability services

    Presenter: Preventing Harm Initiative

    How successful are your buddy shifts? Do they set staff up to succeed?

    This course will guide organisations to set up a program to use buddy shifts to successfully orientate care and support staff, improve the experience of the people they support, and retain staff

    Part 1: e-Learning - Self-paced online module (approx 30 minutes)

    Completion of this module is to ensure attendees have foundational knowledge on

    • Understand the role and responsibility of staff who are buddies, including their scope of practice and role boundaries
    • Being aware of health and safety risks and understand the importance of policies and procedures
    • Orientating the new staff member to use a person’s care and support plan and documentation requirements
    • Providing support, preparing for, and completing a buddy shift

    Part 2: Instructor Led Training via Zoom

    This interactive workshop will help transform the knowledge gained from Part 1 into useable skills.

    Translate knowledge into practice, receive feedback, build and consolidate skills.

    • Learn a step-by-step process for selecting and preparing staff to be buddies
    • Gaining consent from people receiving services
    • See how a buddy program can support and provide evidence of Quality Standard compliance
    • Be able to evaluate buddy shifts to support continuous improvement

    By purchasing tickets you agree to ACIA sending training updates to you.

    Notification of cancellation or transfer of registration must be by email to No refund is available for any cancellations received five working days or less prior to the start date, however a substitute delegate is welcome. Please notify ACIA of any substitution as soon as possible.No refund or transfer will be given for non-attendance.

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