Courses for school staff

  • Asthma affects about 1 in 10 children in Australia and many of these children attend childcare services every day. Childcare providers are required to ensure their educators have current approved training in emergency asthma management and current approved training in anaphylaxis management. Other employees working in childcare services would also benefit from this training.

    Early Childhood Care staff need to have a good understanding of asthma and anaphylaxis so that they are able to recognise when a child is having an asthma attack or anaphylactic emergency. Knowing what to do and acting quickly in an asthma or anaphylaxis emergency could save a child’s life.

    The Asthma Foundation ACT is the peak body for delivering asthma education in the ACT. You are guaranteed to receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based information and training.

    The Asthma Foundation ACT provides nationally recognised training that is approved by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA). This training also meets the requirements of the  Early Childhood Education and Care National Regulations 2011 .

    Asthma Friendly Childcare

    Course in Emergency Asthma Management (10392NAT)

    This three-hour nationally recognised training course provides:

    • a comprehensive overview of asthma
    • detailed information on what to do in an asthma emergency
    • the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer reliever medication.

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    *** FREE TRAINING IN EMERGENCY ASTHMA MANAGEMENT FOR A LIMITED TIME ***

    During March 2015, the Asthma Foundation ACT will be providing free training for up to 80 preschool teachers in Government, Catholic and Independent Schools in the ACT.

    The free training is the Course in Emergency Asthma Management (10392NAT), a 3-hour nationally recognised training course. Together with the Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness (10313NAT),  it meets the requirements set out by ACECQA under the National Quality Framework. 

    To take advantage of this offer, you need to be:

    • a preschool teacher working in a Government, Catholic or Independent preschool in the ACT
    • requiring renewal of your Emergency Asthma Management Training
    • among the first 80 ACT preschool teachers to register for this training.

    Please note that it is only course the Course in Emergency Asthma Management (10392NAT) that is being provided free. If you would like to do the Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness (10313NAT), please contact the Asthma Foundation ACT.

    The first 12 preschools with staff registering will each receive 1 free Asthma Emergency Kit.


    The Asthma Foundation ACT would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Van Leeuwen family, and in particular Christopher Van Leeuwen's mother Joyce, for providing the funding for this training and the Asthma Emergency Kits. Christopher Van Leeuwen was only eight years old when he had a fatal asthma attack. Christopher’s family established the Christopher Van Leeuwen Asthma Foundation Fund to prevent such a tragedy reoccurring.

    FREE TRAINING DATES AND TIMES
    • 23 March 2015 at 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm
    • 25 March 2015 at 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm
    • 26 March 2015 at 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm
    • 30 March 2015 at 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm
    FREE TRAINING VENUE 

    ACT Education and Training Directorate

    Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning

    51 Fremantle Drive

    Sterling  ACT  2611


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    Contact the Asthma Foundation ACT and Book Now!

    Course in Emergency Anaphylaxis Awareness (10313NAT)

    This three-hour nationally recognised training course provides:

    • a comprehensive overview of allergies and anaphylaxix
    • detailed information on how to manage an allergic reaction
    • the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer an adrenalin autoinjector (Epipen and Anapen)
    • information on policies, procedures and risk management applicable to children's services

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    Asthma First Aid

    This one-hour free online course approved by Asthma Australia can be used as a refresher course during the time when your Course in Emergency Asthma Management (10392NAT)  is current.

    This course can be accessed online at  Asthma Online.

    The course includes:

    • Asthma overview, including symptoms and triggers
    • Asthma and exercise
    • How to recognise an asthma emergency
    • Asthma first aid
    • Medications and devices
    Have a question about training?

    Please feel welcome to ring or email us for further information.

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