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Leader Training

Training programs for health professionals and peer leaders 

If you're a health professional that treats people with musculoskeletal conditions or someone with a musculoskeletal condition that takes classes for your peers then you'll be interested in the range of training programs for health professionals and peer leaders we run.

Designed to assist you in better meeting the needs of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, as well as generally promoting good health and wellbeing our courses also cover some of the knowledge and skills applicable to the needs of people with other chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and asthma.

Our warm water and chair-based training programs are conducted by health educators with tertiary qualifications in health related disciplines, as well as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Tai Chi leader and update training programs are conducted by registered Master Trainers with respective accrediting organisations.

The training programs are accredited by Physical Activity Australia and/or Fitness Australia, and professional development points are awarded on completion.

To find out more about the health professional and peer leading training courses we run, please click on the links below.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

This course covers the first TCA movements, and enables participants to learn how to safely and effectively conduct Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) classes for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Audience: Health professionals, human movement and sports science graduates, fitness instructors, Tai Chi teachers and advanced Tai Chi students.

People without a formal qualification in health or exercise who have current and comprehensive experience in conducting exercise classes under the supervision of a relevant health or exercise professional are encouraged to contact MOVE muscle, bone & joint health to discuss their eligibility.

All participants are required to complete some independent practice of the TCA program prior to attending the course.

Please note: Applications must be received three weeks prior to the course commencing.

Leader Training - 2 days 

When:

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 April 2018 - BOOK NOW

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 July 2018 - BOOK NOW

Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 October 2018 -  BOOK NOW

Where:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health member: $457 

Non member: $506  

MOVE peer support group: $300

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Certification:

Participants receive a TCA leader certificate and a Dr Paul Lam certificate which are valid for two years. Professional development points are awarded by Physical Activity Australia (2 PDP) for the completion of this course.

Update Training - 1 day training

When:

Saturday 28 April 2018 - BOOK NOW

Saturday 21 July 2018 - BOOK NOW

Saturday 20 October 2018 -  BOOK NOW  

Where:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health member: $225 

Non member: $253

MOVE peer support group: $100

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Certification:

Participants receive a TCA leader certificate and a Dr Paul Lam certificate which are valid for two years. Professional development points are awarded by Physical Activity Australia (2 PDP) for the completion of this course.

Application form:
If you prefer not to book online, download an application form and send it with payment to MOVE.

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Further information and registrations Project Officer - Health Promotion Phone 03 8531 8045 or 1800 263 265 (toll free)  

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Warm Water & Chair-Based Exercise

This course enables participants to develop their skills and knowledge to run safe and effective warm water and/or chair-based exercise classes for people with chronic muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Participants may enrol in either one or both components of the course.
 

Leader Training - 3 days

When:

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 May 2018
+ Saturday 23 June follow-up - BOOK NOW

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 September 2018
+ Saturday 13 October follow-up - BOOK NOW  

Where:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health member
Both components - $595
Warm water only - $565
Chair-based only - $480

Non members
Both components - $665
Warm water only - $630
Chair-based only - $530


MOVE peer support groups
(groups of more than 8 receive a further discount)

Both components - $350
Warm water only - $300
Chair-based only - $280

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Application form:
If you prefer not to book online, d
ownload an application form and send it with payment to MOVE.


Update Training - 1 day training 

Trained leaders are required to attend a leaders’ update every two years to advance their knowledge and skills in running safe and effective warm water and/or chair-based exercise classes for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

When:

Saturday 17 March 2018 - Elsternwick - BOOK NOW

Wednesday 9 May 2018 - Wodonga - BOOK NOW

Saturday 14 July 2018 - Elsternwick - BOOK NOW

Wednesday 29 August 2018 – Bendigo - BOOK NOW

Where:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health: 263-265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick Vic 3185.

Cost:

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health member
Both components - $225

One component - $165

Non members
Both components - $253
One component - $187

MOVE peer support groups
(groups of more than 8 receive a further discount)
Both components - $120
One component - $100

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Leaders will be re-issued with a leader update certificate valid for two years on completion of this course. Professional development points are also awarded by Physical Activity Australia (2 PDP) for this course.

Application form:
If you prefer not to book online, 
 download an application form and send it with payment to MOVE.

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For more information please contact Project Officer - Health Promotion Phone 03 8531 8045 or 1800 263 265

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Professional Webinars

The listed webinars have been designed to provide participants with clinically meaningful skills and knowledge to deliver recommended care by focusing on issues relevant to the evidence-based treatment and management of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

View the list of 2018 Webinars here.


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