Courses for school staff

  • The following training is available for school staff in the ACT. Each option remains current for 3 years and meets one of the four criteria to be recognised as an Asthma Friendly School.

    The Australian Government provides funding through the national Asthma Child and Adolescent Program (ACAP) to provide free training to school staff. Schools can choose to train staff by either running a face to face course, asking staff to complete the online training package or a combination of both depending on preference and availability. Preschool Staff:  Please note the 1 hour asthma course and the online package no longer meet the National Regulations. We offer the 3-hour Emergency Asthma Management Course (10392NAT) which is nationally accredited and ACECQA approved, fees apply.

    Free Online Training Package

    A national e-learning training package is now available for Australian school staff. Talk to the school Coordinator in your local Asthma Foundation about online training for your school by phoning 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462)

    Access the National e-learning Training Package

    Free 1-hour School Staff Training Course

    The Australian Government provides funding through the national Asthma Child and Adolescent Program (ACAP) to provide free training to school staff. This course enables staff to recognise signs and triggers of asthma, know how to appropriately use reliever medication, be able to effectively perform asthma first aid and understand the policies relating to asthma in the school setting.

    It is available free of charge to all schools once every three years.

    Who should attend?

    It is highly recommended that all school staff attend the session including the school administration staff, as they are often called upon for assistance by students.

    Cost

    Free

    Note: Free training is limited to one per school per three years, and dependent on availability of trainers and resources.

    Bookings

    This course is held at your school at a date and time that suits you.

    School staff meetings and pupil free days are the most popular occasions for training. Please ensure that you book training well in advance if you are requesting training on a pupil free day as these dates are in high demand.

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    Is your school Asthma Friendly?

    In the ACT, the Asthma Support Network sponsors the Asthma Friendly Schools Program. This enables it to be delivered at no cost to the school and includes the provision of 2 free Asthma Emergency Kits per participating school (subject to availability). Please see links for more information about the program and resources available for schools.

    Asthma Friendly Schools

    Resources for Schools

    Please ensure you have read the cancellation and refund policy.

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