Basic Home Modifications

After the recent success of both the basic and complex course Sandi Lightfoot from the University of Sydney has confirmed to return to Perth and repeat these courses in February 2018.

Sandi Lightfoot is an OT and service manager for a home visiting modification service covering the local government areas of South West Sydney. She has worked for the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney since 1987. Her area of expertise includes environmental modifications, occupational performance and outcome measures for ensuing that clients’ reach their maximum potential. She is currently involved with the honors panel for OT Australia, has developed publications with NSW Health for safe design and aged care facilities, and has participated in numerous working parties and panels related to service development for HACC Home Modifications Services, Universal and Adaptable Design. She is also a foundation member and the NSW Health representative on the Home Modification Clearing House based at the University of NSW

The two day basic workshop is specifically targeted to therapists new to the area and will include: Theories behind practice, anthropometrical measurement for design, basic grab rail and handrail installation, step design and minor ramping, basic bathroom modifications, the role of the building code for design purposes and terminology and documentation.

THIS COURSE WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CODE AND THE REASONABLE AND NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS OF THE NDIA.

2 Day Basic Course
Date

Monday February 5th and Tuesday February 6th, 2018

8:30-16:30 daily

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

 

 

Early bird before 31/12/17

Member $400.00

Rural/ remote member $300.00

Non-members $750.00

Student $200.00

Standard rate after 31/12/17

Member $500.00

Rural/remote member $370.00

Non-members $750.00

Student $250.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

SCHOLARSHIP FOR HOME MODIFICATION COURSES

We are also pleased to announce that Sandra Lightfoot has kindly agreed to provide a scholarship to a rural and remote OT who attends a home modification course, this will cover expenses including course registration, travel and accommodation and will be reimbursed after the finish of the course. Thanks again so much Sandi !!

PD registration form (2018)