E-Learning: Self-Paced (approx 30-minutes) – this must be completed by 18 June

Online Live Training: Tuesday 18 June

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm SA, NT | 1.30pm to 2.30pm VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD | 11.30am to 12.30pm WA 


Managers, People and Culture/Learning Development Staff in Aged Care and/or Disability services

PRESENTER: Preventing Harm Initiative

Self-paced e-Learning with live online training via Zoom

How successful are your buddy shifts? Do they set staff up to succeed?

This course will guide organisations to set up a program to use buddy shifts to successfully orientate care and support staff, improve the experience of the people they support, and retain staff

Part 1: e-Learning – Self-paced online module (approx 30 minutes)

Completion of this module is to ensure attendees have foundational knowledge on

  • Understand the role and responsibility of staff who are buddies, including their scope of practice and role boundaries
  • Being aware of health and safety risks and understand the importance of policies and procedures
  • Orientating the new staff member to use a person’s care and support plan and documentation requirements
  • Providing support, preparing for, and completing a buddy shift

Part 2: Instructor Led Training via Zoom

This interactive workshop will help transform the knowledge gained from Part 1 into useable skills.

Translate knowledge into practice, receive feedback, build and consolidate skills. 

  • Learn a step-by-step process for selecting and preparing staff to be buddies
  • Gaining consent from people receiving services
  • See how a buddy program can support and provide evidence of Quality Standard compliance
  • Be able to evaluate buddy shifts to support continuous improvement

To register online, please click the link below (charges apply) or download the PDF document, and email to enquiry@acia.asn.au or.