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Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1

The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1 course provides a solid and valuable grounding in the growing field of occupational health physiotherapy (OHP). This is an interactive course covering 10 modules, includes professional performance standards, the role of the occupational health physiotherapist, workplace legislation relevant to OHP, the risk management approach to injury prevention, basic worksite assessment, ergonomic workstation assessments, workplace safety systems and safety culture, injury management and professional communication. The approach taken in this course is Facilitative Training, featuring high levels of interactive discussion, case studies and practical work based on videos and work station assessments, as available at the training venues.


Please note that the OHPA Level 2 course (due in the second half of 2017) extends this to include more detailed coverage of ergonomic assessments, risk management tools, Functional Capacity Evaluations, pre-employment assessments, Workplace Training and more (exact details TBC).


At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Identify the Professional Performance Standards (PPS) for Occupational Health Physiotherapy

• Develop a working level of understanding regarding the various roles of Occupational Health Physiotherapists

• Describe key statements of relevant Workplace Health and Safety Legislation in Australia • Describe and understand the principles of Risk Management and Hierarchy of Risk Control • Identify key criteria for performing Worksite Assessment (WSA) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and describe the steps involved in performing WSA’s and JSA’s

• Have the knowledge and skills to undertake a basic ergonomic intervention • Understand the need for establishing safety systems and safety culture in the workplace and describe the key components of safe workplace systems

• Identify and understand principles of rehabilitation and injury management • Outline the steps in the hierarchy of rehabilitation management and define key stakeholders and understand the importance of an early Return to Work (RTW)

• Identify and understand requirements of appropriate written communication involved in occupational health assessments, interventions and training

• Recognise the importance of design, delivery style and evaluation in providing effective training programs

• Have the knowledge and skills to undertake a Worksite Assessment

• Understand the networks and references available to continue the ongoing learning and development of Occupational Health Physiotherapy skills


Location Address Dates
Western Australia Nedlands Start date: 19 May 2017 09:00
End date: 20 May 2017 16:30
New South Wales North Ryde Start date: 17 Jun 2017 09:00
End date: 18 Jun 2017 16:30
Victoria Camberwell Start date: 30 Jun 2017 09:00
End date: 01 Jul 2017 16:30
South Australia Kent Town Start date: 29 Jul 2017 09:00
End date: 30 Jul 2017 16:30
Queensland Eight Mile Plains Start date: 12 Aug 2017 09:00
End date: 13 Aug 2017 16:30
Victoria Camberwell Start date: 08 Dec 2017 09:00
End date: 09 Dec 2017 16:30