E-Learning: Self-Paced (approx 30-minutes) – this must be completed prior to 23 April

Online Live Training: Tuesday 23 April 2024

11am to 12pm SA, NT | 11.30am to 12.30pm VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD | 9.30am to 10.30am WA

AUDIENCE: Care and Support staff who work as a buddy for new staff
PRESENTER: Preventing Harm Initiative
LOCATION: Combining  self-paced e-learning with live online training via Zoom


Do your staff know how to be a great buddy? Are you confident that they will be able to support new staff in a way which meets your organisation’s expectations?

This course will teach staff working as buddies to provide an excellent induction to new care and support staff, improve the experience of the person receiving services and meet Quality Standards.

 Part 1: eLearning (self-paced online module) – duration 30 minutes

  • Understand the role and responsibility of staff who are buddies, including their scope of practice and role boundaries
  • Be aware of health and safety risks and understand the importance of policies and procedures
  • Orientate 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 – duration 1 hour

Strategies for helping buddies to:

  • Build rapport with new staff
  • Demonstrate/model good practice
  • Use a team approach
  • Encourage new staff
  • Provide feedback in a positive way

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