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Buddy Programs - Setting up for Success

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Event description

E-Learning: Self-Paced (approx 30-minutes) - this must be completed prior to 7 August

Online Live Training via Zoom: Wednesday 7 August 2024 

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am SA, NT | 10.30am to 11.30am VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD | 8.30am to 9.30am 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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