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Foot Health Assessment

Designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health.

Foot Health Assessment Program

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CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Units of competency

CHCCCS013
Provide basic foot care

Course delivery

  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • A mandatory third party observed workplace activity
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ.

Entry requirements

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Allied Health Workers
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers
  • Podiatrists
  • Others on application.

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 16 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

Terms and conditions

Available workshop locations

The Foot Health Assessment Program requires you to complete a 1 day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Enrol Now'. The 'Enrol Now' button will take you to BenchmarqueIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to enrol. 

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BENTLEY WA
Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
14 February 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
WALKERVILLE SA
The Watson, Walkerville
19 February 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
ROCKHAMPTON QLD
PHN Central Queensland, Rockhampton
07 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
GLADSTONE QLD
Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone
08 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
PARKVILLE VIC
Waitlist available
North Western Melbourne PHN, Parkville
21 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
PARRAMATTA NSW
4 places left
Novotel Parramatta, Parramatta
26 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
BROOME WA
The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus, Broome
30 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
KUNUNURRA WA
Kununurra Hospital, Kununurra
02 April 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
WINDSOR VIC
The Windsor Workshop, Windsor
24 April 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
BENTLEY WA
Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
15 May 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
PARKVILLE VIC
5 places left
North Western Melbourne PHN, Parkville
13 June 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
ROYSTON PARK SA
AMPHEaT (Health Education and Training), Royston Park
26 June 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
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Course overview

The Foot Health Assessment Program is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health to provide detailed information and advice in relation to foot health management.

The Foot Health Assessment Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project.

Course outline

The Foot Health Assessment Program is a one day course that explores how to perform a basic foot care assessment, determine foot care requirements and use basic equipment and topical medications, when the services of a professional podiatrist are not required. The program provides the student with the opportunity to gain or consolidate knowledge and skills in basic foot care assessment management and referral.

Learning outcomes

The Foot Health Assessment Program is evidence-based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for client care. Upon successful completion of the course, participants should have the ability to safely perform a basic foot care assessment, determine foot care requirements and use basic equipment and a range of topical medications where the services of a professional podiatrist are not required.

Delivery
  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • A mandatory third party observed workplace activity
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ.
Pre-reading

No pre-reading

Assessment

To achieve competency in this course, students must:

  • Demonstrate competency through a range of classroom-based case studies and scenarios
  • Competently complete an assessment covering essential knowledge and skills
  • Complete workplace practice.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, workplace practice must be observed by a peer or suitably qualified clinician.

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and all other relevant workplace policies and procedures.

What to expect

The workshop session will involve a presentation of content and practical activities where students will be performing group-based foot health assessments, monofilament and tuning fork tests to assess for neurological defects, and doppler ABI and toe pressure vascular assessments.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.
A simplified learning journey with BenchmarqueIQ

We are paving the way for innovative and easy online learning through our bespoke online course and assessment platform, BenchmarqueIQ. This online platform represents an intuitive end-to-end solution for managing a student’s learning journey from enrolment to completion. 

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Live student console tracks progress, enrolments and waitlists
Edit saved answers, review before submitting
Study anywhere, at anytime and on any device
Live student console tracks progress, enrolments and waitlists

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this Program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the Program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Foot Health Assessment Program. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Who is providing funding for these programs?

The cost for your registration is being fully funded by the Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project.

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