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Assistive Technology Repairs and Maintenance

Wheelchair technician training – eLearning

  • Level 1 or Level 2 – NZ$950 (with exam) or NZ$800 (without exam)
  • First 4 modules of Level 1 (Manual Equipment) – NZ$290

In response to sector demand, MySkill (NZ) has partnered with ATLAS-FIOS (USA) to provide training for wheelchair and disability equipment technicians in the Oceania region.

The training provides foundational training across a range of wheelchair and disability equipment, and it meets the accelerated learning requirements of the DMERT Group – the standards authority for technicians across the USA and Canada.

It’s a great way for existing technicians, and those wanting to work within the industry, to upskill around their busy schedules and at their own pace.

The eLearning can be purchased directly from

Who should attend this course?  Existing technicians wanting to upskill, and those wanting to work within the industry

Length of time to complete: Level 1 and Level 2 will take approximately 20 hours to complete. The first 4 modules of Level 1 (Manual Equipment) will take approximately 7 hours.

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Wheelchair and disability equipment technician training – MySkill

Queensland Health Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme resources on maintaining and adjusting equipment – Free

Course Description:  The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) publishes free resources to assist prescribers and consumers to maintain and adjust assistive technology relevant to MASS (including mobility aids, daily living aids, and pressure cushions/mattresses). There is a brief introduction to the theory and evidence behind maintaining and adjusting (30-minute webinar) and a range of videos, fact sheets and learning activities relevant to different assistive products. At times, MASS also runs hands-on face-to-face workshops on this topic (check the Education Calendar on the MASS website).

Who should attend this course?  These may be of interest as an introduction for service technicians, therapists, or other interested stakeholders.

Length of time to complete: Between 2.5 and 4 hours depending on activities completed.

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