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About Assistive Technology (AT)

AT for people with sensory loss – fee varies based on type of course chosen.

Course Description: Content areas are Vision and Hearing. Attendees can do scheduled courses, on demand by module, at certificate or degree level.

Who should attend this course?  Those seeking continuing professional education, postgraduate degree and research programs for professionals who support people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision.

Length of time to complete: Varies based on the course you choose to do.

Link to further information on the courses offered:

Personal medical devices – information – free web page

Description:  Some AT is registered as Class 1 device by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.  The first link takes you to information about the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The second link provides information on what AT is considered a personalised medical device:

Who may be interested in this information?  Allied health professionals, AT advisors/mentors, technicians. AT business owners, distributors and manufacturers.

Links to information:

Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 

Membership of RESNA required – fee paid for course.

Course Description: This training seminar provides a comprehensive review of assistive technology concepts and industry best practices.  Activities include open-ended questions from the instructor to the students, poll questions, quizzes, group activities and discussions. This interactive learning technique is based on sound adult learning theories.

Who should attend this course?  Existing technicians working with assistive technology or those new to the sector wishing to develop their career.

Length of time to complete:  Approximately 2 hours per module.  There are 8 modules.

Links to the course:

World Health Organisation – Training in Assistive Technology Products (TAP)  – free course

Course Description: Assistive products are essential items for many people. These online modules aim to equip community-level personnel working in any context to safely and effectively provide a range of simple assistive products.

Modules include an introduction to assistive products, mobility assistive products, vision assistive products and self-care assistive products.

Who should attend this course?  End-users of assistive technology, carers, families, staff new to assistive technology – allied health workers, technicians, those interested in the sector.

Length of time to complete: Modules vary from 1-3 hours each.

Links to the course:

Training in assistive technology-

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