Delivered Live Online via Zoom
The aim of the Home Modifications Course for Occupational Therapists is to provide the basis for effective assessment of existing dwellings to identify requirements to improve access and liveability for occupants, particularly those with disabilities.
This course incorporates relevant learning material that addresses the requirements of 2 units of competency that are part of the CPP40821 Certificate IV in Access Consulting or CPP50721 Diploma in Access Consulting qualifications detailed below. This content has been developed specifically for qualified Occupational Therapists who wish to undertake Home Modifications. An effective and professional Home Modifications Assessor is an Occupational Therapist with the skills to undertake both minor as well as detailed and complex home modifications assessments.
Home modifications can be undertaken privately and be self-funded, but some people may also be eligible, in some circumstances, for government funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These can include custom-built changes to a persons home to improve access and use of their home.
Home modifications can be minor changes that don’t change the structural elements of the home or complex home modifications which usually need building approvals or and certification of work works. They may involve technical works or impact various areas of a person’s home’. The course incorporates specific learning material to address both minor and complex home modifications.
This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to provide advice on home modifications to achieve optimum access to existing buildings for people with disability. This advice is required in situations where regulatory compliance can be achieved as well as where compliance cannot be achieved due to pre-existing conditions.
This course covers legislation related to home modifications for access for different types of dwellings as well as relevant Standards and guidelines that must be considered in home modification. It supports students in understanding plans and designs as well as considerations in recommending home modifications in different types of dwellings.
This course is targeted at Occupational Therapists who are self-directed and have substantial depth of knowledge and skills in client consultation and assessing client needs, to make independent judgements in the determination of home modifications that may be required to a person’s home.
To achieve successful completion, students will be required to complete and submit a range of assessment tasks within 4 months of course completion.
2.5 days face to face training session (delivered live online via Zoom)
Dates and Times:
- Delivered Live Online via Zoom: 13, 14 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm, and 19 March 2024, 10.00am – 3.00pm Melbourne Time