Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors Course – 26 May – 24 JUN (FULL)


Course Description:

This course provides training for occupational therapists who wish to specialise in driver assessment and rehabilitation. Sessions are conducted by occupational therapists and driving instructors with considerable clinical experience in the area. At the conclusion of the course successful participants will qualify as registered occupational therapy driver assessors.

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Topics Presented:
  • The driver assessment process
  • Off-road screening of cognition, vision and physical capacity for driving
  • On-road assessment procedures
  • The impact of specific conditions on driving
  • Vehicle ergonomics and pain management
  • Report writing and clinical reasoning
  • Remediation and vehicle modification
  • High level needs and driving
  • Wheelchair crash testing and securing
  • Passenger only assessment
  • Licensing policies and procedures

High standards of achievement are set in this intensive course, to reflect the level of responsibility assumed by a qualified driving assessor. Full time attendance is required and assignments must be submitted during the course (sessions are recorded with links provided). All assessment tasks are graded at a level appropriate for a post-graduate subject and a satisfactory standard must be achieved before a certificate of course completion and a driving assessor registration number is issued.

Suitable for:

Applicants must be qualified occupational therapists, provide a certified copy of their occupational therapy degree or their AHPRA number during the course, have a minimum of two years postgraduate experience and hold a current drivers’ license.

Course Delivery:

This course is presented over 5 weeks online from 9am to 4:30pm, Tuesday and Friday of each week.

Please contact Beth Cheal for further information: beth@driverhealth.com.au


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