This is a short, free, 2 hour non-accredited training, facilitated by Tara Kent, who is an Industry Professional with extensive qualifications in human services, disability, law, education and is an Allied Health Professional (Developmental Educator).  

 Once this course is completed, the participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance of the ‘Supporting Participants with Epilepsy’.  

For information about the presenter, please have a look at their professional profile.

What does Supporting Participants with Epilepsy training cover? 

 This training includes information about: 

  • What is epilepsy and what are the different types of epilepsy? 
  • What are myths and assumptions regarding epilepsy? 
  • How do we identify a seizure and what is status epilepticus? 
  • How should we respond to a seizure and what are the recommended first aid responses? 
  • What planning and documentation should we have regarding participants who have epilepsy? 
  • What information should we report after we’ve observed a seizure? 
  • Where can you get more information about epilepsy? 

This course does not replace the benefits of completing a First Aid course and meeting your expectations regarding being a first responder. 

Why should I learn about Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that affects up to 50 million people worldwide. It does not discriminate and can impact the lives of anybody regardless of age, sex, nationality, cultural or socio-economic background or level of intelligence.  

Learning about epilepsy and learning how to support people who experience seizures, is an important step towards increasing your capacity to be a great support worker, provide a safe environment and respond fast and effectively to increase the quality of life of those you provide services to. 

How do I complete the training?

The training is facilitated in a zoom (pre-recorded), which can you watch as many times as you like. There is a PDF booklet which includes learning information and a written version of the key information that Tara discusses in the zoom video. There is a short, multiple choice assessment at the end of the training (after you watch the zoom), which allows you multiple chances to demonstrate your skills.  

Please note: A copy of the questions asked in the multiple choice assessment at the end of the training is provided in the downloadable learning guide. Please be mindful of these questions as you watch the zoom, to enable you to complete this correctly when attempted. 

I am a registered NDIS provider who gets audited. Will this training be sufficient at audit to prove we meet our duty of care requirements?

Many organisations use our training and have successfully demonstrated their duty of care using this training in an Audit. However, training alone does not demonstrate duty of care, so this training alone, would never be sufficient to meet audit requirements without follow up, reinforcement, policy and procedure pathways supporting the training and good quality assurance systems. In short, Instinct Au is a registered NDIS provider and has successfully used this training to meet audit requirements on multiple occasions, but each organisation must take responsibility for this themselves.