Learning & Development

LEARNING
& DEVELOPMENT

Sylvanvale has a rich history of providing exceptional support to people with a disability to achieve their potential and live the life they choose.

Our Learning and Development program offers a wide variety of education and training opportunities which will support you to have a successful and rewarding career with Sylvanvale.

Please have a look at the calendar and discuss your ongoing training needs with your manager. We look forward to meeting you at a training session soon.

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  • Medication Matters
    09:30-16:30
    02/08/2017
    Mikarie Place, Kirrawee, New South Wales, Australia

    Mikarie Place, Kirrawee, New South Wales, Australia

    Medication Matters

    PurposeThis learning activity provides information and practical learning experiences to enable support workers to assist with administration of medication and to manage incidents.
    PresenterSylvanvale RN
    Target ParticipantsMandatory for all support workers and managers.
    Learning Content·         Roles and responsibilities

    ·         Legislation

    ·         Storage of medication and documents

    ·         The 6 Rights of assisting with administration of medication

    ·         Handling medication contingencies and reporting incidents

    ·         Equipment

    ·         Types of medication and common side effects

    ·         Practical demonstrations

    LengthOne day
    AssessmentAt the end of the course, there are practical and written assessment tasks. One month after completing the course, there is an onsite practical assessment of assisting with administration of medication.
    Re-certificationOnline mandatory update every 12 months and Refresher course every 3 years.
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  • Epilepsy and Midazolam (emergency medication)
    10:00-13:00
    03/08/2017
    1 Carberry Ln, Campbelltown NSW 2560, Australia

    1 Carberry Ln, Campbelltown NSW 2560, Australia

    Epilepsy Management & Midazolam Training – Emergency Medication for people with Epilepsy

    PurposeThis course increases participants’ understanding of the causes of

    epilepsy; the three (3) common types of epilepsy; possible trigger factors

    and various treatments available. Competence in oral administration of Midazolam medication.

    PresenterEpilepsy Action Australia
    Target ParticipantsAny employee who supports a person with epilepsy whose health plan stipulates emergency medication.

    To participate in this learning activity you need to  hold a current first aid certificate or CPR competency.

    Learning Content·        What is epilepsy?

    ·         Seizure types and classification

    ·         What the seizures look like

    ·         Seizures that are not epilepsy

    ·         Safety and lifestyle issues

    What to do in case of a seizure

    ·         How to administer buccal (inside of cheek) medication in correct dose

    ·         Preventing injury

    ·         Keeping the airway open and clear by putting  the person on their side in the recovery position

    ·         Timing a seizure

    Length3 hours
    AssessmentThe assessment for this learning activity is conducted in a simulated environment
    CertificationOn completion of this learning activity participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion from Epilepsy Action Australia.
    Re-certificationRe-certification is required every 12 months

     

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  • Diabetes
    10:00-13:00
    08/08/2017
    2 Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    2 Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    Diabetes

    PurposeThis course increases participants’ understanding and management of Diabetes.
    PresenterQualified Diabetes Nurse Educator, Shire Total Health
    Target ParticpantsEmployees who work with customers who have Diabetes Type 2
    Learning Content·         What is Diabetes?

    ·         Types of Diabetes (type 1, type 2, Gestational)

    ·         Complications of Diabetes

    ·         Benefits of exercise and diet to manage diabetes

    ·         Diabetes medication

    ·         Monitoring blood sugar levels

    Length3 hours
    AssessmentAssessment: group activities, practical exercises and discussions during the session.
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  • Medication Matters
    09:30-16:30
    16/08/2017
    1 Carberry Ln, Campbelltown NSW 2560, Australia

    1 Carberry Ln, Campbelltown NSW 2560, Australia

    No additional details for this event.

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  • Safe and Well
    08:30-15:30
    17/08/2017
    21 Hinkler Ave, Caringbah NSW 2229, Australia

    21 Hinkler Ave, Caringbah NSW 2229, Australia

    Safe and Well (Workplace Health and Safety)

    PurposeProvides an overview of Work, Health and Safety at Sylvanvale and the key hazards and risks specific to the support worker role (including customer behaviours, manual handling and Slip/Trip/Fall). They will also learn what Sylvanvale has in place to keep them safe and well, and what they can do to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

     

    PresenterSylvanvale WHS Coordinator and Occupational Therapist
    Target ParticipantsThis is a mandatory activity for all support workers.
    Learning Content·         Work, health and safety at Sylvanvale

    ·         Sylvanvale’s policies regarding work, health and safety

    ·         Safety Partnership

    ·         Key hazards and risks of injury

    ·         Ensuring safety of self and others

    ·         Basics information about behaviours of concern

    ·         Practical strategies on recognising and responding to high risk conflict situations

    ·         Health and safety legislation

    ·         Body Mechanics and safe movements

    ·         Safe manual handling

    ·         Injury Prevention

    LengthOne day
    AssessmentParticipants will be required to undertake practical competency based assessment and will be required to demonstrate safe techniques.
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  • Peg Feeding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy
    09:00-15:00
    21/08/2017
    21 Hinkler Ave, Caringbah NSW 2229, Australia

    21 Hinkler Ave, Caringbah NSW 2229, Australia

    Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG or Tube) Feeding

    PurposeThis course provides information and practical examples of PEG feeding, including special nutrition and methods of feeding, preparation and care of equipment, and medications via tube.
    PresenterSylvanvale RN
    Target ParticipantsAn essential course for staff supporting service users who are fed by tube.
    Learning Content
    • What is Peg Feeding and when it is used?
    • Types of tube feeding and different methods (eg PEJE)
    • Storage and preparation of formula
    • Positioning the person, giving bolus, gravity or continuous feeds and water flushes
    • Care of the stoma
    • Potential problems and strategies to manage them.
    LengthOne day
    AssessmentParticipants will be required to demonstrate competency in Peg Feeding throughout the session and complete a written assessment.

     

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  • Relationships and Private Stuff
    10:00-16:00
    22/08/2017
    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    Relationships and Private Stuff

    PurposeThis workshop provides strategies, practical activities and resources to enable support workers to teach friendship and relationship skills to customers in order to support them to participate fully in employment, recreation, community and their private life.
    PresenterLiz Dore, Relationship Counsellor
    Target ParticipantsSupport Workers
    Learning ContentHow to support customers to:

    ·         Develop friendships and relationship skills

    ·         Use the ‘Being Friends’ and ‘Dating’ guides

    ·         Increase their sexuality awareness and knowledge of rights and the law

    ·         Identify good, bad and safe relationships

    LengthOne day
    AssessmentAssessment: group activities and discussions during the session.
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  • Epilepsy and Midazolam
    09:30-12:30
    24/08/2017
    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee NSW 2232, Australia

    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee NSW 2232, Australia

    Epilepsy Management & Midazolam Training – Emergency Medication for people with Epilepsy

    PurposeThis course increases participants’ understanding of the causes of

    epilepsy; the three (3) common types of epilepsy; possible trigger factors

    and various treatments available. Competence in oral administration of Midazolam medication.

    PresenterEpilepsy Action Australia
    Target ParticipantsAny employee who supports a person with epilepsy whose health plan stipulates emergency medication.

    To participate in this learning activity you need to  hold a current first aid certificate or CPR competency.

    Learning Content·        What is epilepsy?

    ·         Seizure types and classification

    ·         What the seizures look like

    ·         Seizures that are not epilepsy

    ·         Safety and lifestyle issues

    What to do in case of a seizure

    ·         How to administer buccal (inside of cheek) medication in correct dose

    ·         Preventing injury

    ·         Keeping the airway open and clear by putting  the person on their side in the recovery position

    ·         Timing a seizure

    Length3 hours
    AssessmentThe assessment for this learning activity is conducted in a simulated environment
    CertificationOn completion of this learning activity participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion from Epilepsy Action Australia.
    Re-certificationRe-certification is required every 12 months
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  • On Boarding Day One
    09:30-16:30
    28/08/2017
    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    No additional details for this event.

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  • On Boarding Day Two
    09:30-16:00
    29/08/2017
    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee, NSW, 2232, Australia

    No additional details for this event.

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  • Medication Matters
    09:30-16:30
    30/08/2017
    10-12 Valley View Rd, Blackheath NSW 2785, Australia

    10-12 Valley View Rd, Blackheath NSW 2785, Australia

    Medication Matters

    PurposeThis learning activity provides information and practical learning experiences to enable support workers to assist with administration of medication and to manage incidents.
    PresenterSylvanvale RN
    Target ParticipantsMandatory for all support workers and managers.
    Learning Content·         Roles and responsibilities

    ·         Legislation

    ·         Storage of medication and documents

    ·         The 6 Rights of assisting with administration of medication

    ·         Handling medication contingencies and reporting incidents

    ·         Equipment

    ·         Types of medication and common side effects

    ·         Practical demonstrations

    LengthOne day
    AssessmentAt the end of the course, there are practical and written assessment tasks. One month after completing the course, there is an onsite practical assessment of assisting with administration of medication.
    Re-certificationOnline mandatory update every 12 months and Refresher course every 3 years.
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