Professional Development for Healthcare Workers

 Professional Development for Healthcare Workers

Reiki Australia has introduced a non-accredited certificate course in professional development for healthcare and wellness workers; this training was developed to ensure client safety and to give practitioners an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and a deeper understanding of their professional responsibilities as described in the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers (referred to as the National Code).Throughout Australia, the National Code is embedded in legislation and everyone who offers a health and wellness service is legally required to comply.

Many practitioners who have gained nationally accredited qualifications in the areas of Complementary and Alternative Health, Counselling and Community Services will have received training to enable them to comply with the National Code; however there are a myriad of specialised training courses whose focus is on personal development, spirituality, lifestyle, Reiki and many other healing modalities that do not include training in the skills and knowledge required to comply with the National Code.

The course: ‘Professional Development for Healthcare Workers’ fills this gap.

The knowledge and skills gained through this course will not only help practitioners to address the required essential knowledge and skills, but they will also help to ensure that practitioners gain a clear understanding and appreciation of the ‘Codes’ and will provide practical guidance on how to comply with the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers.

Enquiries to enrol in this course are welcome; it is open to trainers, and all practitioners who wish to provide health and wellness services.

The course units are:

Unit numberUnit titleElements covered
Unit 1Codes of Ethics; Codes of Conduct– Understand the nature of personal and professional healthcare practice – Comply with professional standards
Unit 2Effective Professional Relationships                              – Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
Unit 3Teamwork; Managing Conflict– Contribute to effective teamwork
Unit 4Records, Privacy and Referral– Ensure an understanding of client rights and the elements of informed consent
Unit 5Client and Workplace Safety– Implement WHS/OHS requirements
Unit 6Infection Control– Implement and maintain infection control practices
Free Bonus UnitPromoting your Healthcare BusinessStudents receive this free bonus unit after completing all 6 course units

Professional Development for Healthcare Workers is owned and delivered by Reiki Australia and is not a nationally accredited course.

Units are all designed for home study. Each unit will require a minimum of around 12 hours over up to two months, in study and the completion of exercises and assignments.

A statement of attainment will be provided after completing each unit, and a Certificate in Professional Development for Healthcare Workers awarded on completion of all six units. A bonus unit, Promoting your Healthcare Business, is included at no cost, after completion of all six course units.

To obtain more information, or to apply for Professional Development for Healthcare Workers, please contact Reiki Australia’s Administration Officer by email at training@reikiaustralia.com.au.