Dysphagia Support Training

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People with dysphagia have trouble swallowing and have special support and care needs. This microcredential is designed for support workers to develop the essential knowledge and skills to assist participants with high intensity daily personal activity (HIDPA) support for dysphagia. This includes assisting with the safe ingesting of food, beverages and medicines and understanding the use of a texture-modified diet and consistency modified fluids. The program will also discuss recognising and taking appropriate first aid action for a participant who is choking.

The training is competency based. To receive a Statement of Competence participants must satisfactorily undertake an assessment of knowledge and skills. This course is consistent with the NDIS High Intensity Support Skills Descriptor for Dysphagia Support.

Learning Objectives

    All Delivery Options:
  • Recognise the principles of a texture-modified and altered fluid-consistency diet

  • Follow a sample participant support plan/meal management plan for dysphagia

  • Delivery Options 2 and 3 Only:

  • Demonstrate in a simulated environment management of full and partial airway blockage

  • Demonstrate in a simulated environment the correct technique for testing texture level

Delivery Mode
Option 1: 2 hours and 30 minutes live online training and knowledge assessment
Option 2: 3 hours live online training with knowledge and skills assessment
Option 3: 2 hours and 45 minutes face-to-face training with knowledge and skills assessment

Qualification Issued
Option 1: Dysphagia Support : Live Online Training and Knowledge Assessment (Statement of Completion)
Option 2: Dysphagia Support : Live Online Training with Knowledge and Skills Assessment (Statement of Competence)
Option 3: Dysphagia Support : Face-to-Face Training and Assessment (Statement of Competence)

More About This Course
We select our Premium Health trainers and assessors carefully. All are nurses with appropriate qualifications, technical expertise and experience in the health care, emergency first aid and education sectors. This enables them to provide you with quality training which is grounded in direct experience and knowledge of the field.

Premium Health offers both face-to-face delivery and online live training and assessment. Courses are available onsite at your venue, online Australia wide or at our public course venue.

Public Dates

Our public training option includes skills-based assessment using an equipment pack. This pack will be shipped to your nominated address prior to the training and must be brought to the session. To allow for shipment lead times, enrolments for this course will close 17 days prior to course commencement. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Public training dates are typically released 3 months in advance. If sessions for your preferred training period are not yet available, we encourage you to revisit our website at a later date. Please note the below pricing is inclusive of GST.

Course TitleTraining BeginsSeats LeftPrice
Dysphagia Support : Live Online Training with Knowledge and Skills Assessment
Pathway: 3 hours live online training and assessment
Wed, 15 May 2024
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dysphagia Support : Live Online Training with Knowledge and Skills Assessment
Pathway: 3 hours live online training and assessment
Tue, 25 Jun 2024
2:00pm - 5:00pm
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