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Health support training

Information on health support training requirements and how staff can access training. 

Upcoming health and support planning professional development opportunities

This space is regularly updated to include upcoming training, education and professional development opportunities.

Competency with complexity

This training includes:

  • up to date evidence base best practice
  • implementation of interoception in preschools and schools, for neurodiversity and complexities
  • strategies around motivation and learning for neurodiverse students
  • introduction to health support planning.

Morning tea and lunch provided.

Date Time Location Cost
To be advised      

For further information or bookings contact:

Kerry Zivkovic
Project Officer, Disability and Complex Needs
Phone: 8226 0515
Email: kerry.zivkovic [at] sa.gov.au

Interoception: training for 1:1 teachers and SSOs

An in-depth education on interoception and practical strategies to enable teachers and SSOs to integrate interoception activities in classroom activities and develop individualised strategies for children and young people with low levels of interoception.

Please contact Kerry Zivkovic for further information and referral to senior adviser interoception.

Kerry Zivkovic
Project Officer, Disability and Complex Needs
Phone: 8226 0515
Email: kerry.zivkovic [at] sa.gov.au

Health support and medication management training in education and care

A basic education session on health support planning and medication management in education and care that will enable sites to comply with department processes to support children and young people with health needs and meet legislative requirements for medication administration. 
Sessions are free, can be adjusted to meet individual needs of sites and is facilitated by the Senior Advisor Health Support.

Please contact Deb Heays for further information.

Deb Heays
Senior Advisor Health Support
Phone: 8226 3620
Email: education.health [at] sa.gov.au 

Health support training providers

A summary of training providers is listed below in alphabetic order of the health or personal care need.  Full details of training providers and services available to offer further information and support are included under each health, personal care or neurodiversity subject in managing health in education or care.

Topic Organisation Details
Acquired brain injury Women's and Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (CABIRS)
Anaphylaxis and severe allergies ASCIA

Anaphylaxis e-training for Australasian early childhood centres or schools.

Asthma Asthma Australia

Free online training.

Chronic illness EDMed Professional Development (free education sessions)
Continence Continence Resource Centre (CRC)
  • 1300 885 886
  • continence [at] sa.gov.au
Continence Novita
  • 1300 668 482
  • training [at] novita.org.au
Diabetes Country Health SA Local Health Network Diabetes Service

May be able to assist to provide advice and assistance to support children in rural and remote areas.

Diabetes Diabetes SA/VIC
Diabetes Nadine Harrison (credentialed diabetes educator)
  • 0422 250 635
  • targetdiabetes [at] yahoo.com.au
Diabetes Women's and Children's Hospital

Endocrinology and Diabetes department may be able to provide advice and assistance through Diabetes Nurse Educators.

  • 8161 6402


First aid Department for Education

Refer to the department's work health and safety intranet

Infection control Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA)
Medication management Senior Advisor Health Support, Department for Education
  • 8226 3620
  • education.health [at] sa.gov.au
  • Specialised training is required for administration of some medications. Refer to medication management for details.
Neurodiversity Department for Education, Disability and Complex Needs team

Kerry Zivokic

  • Project Officer, disability and complex needs
  • 8226 0515
  • kerry.zivkovic [at] sa.gov.au 
Neurodiversity BeyondBlue
Neurodiversity Black Dog Institute
Neurodiversity Centre for Emotional Health
Neurodiversity Friends Resilience
Neurodiversity RUOK? In Education
Oral eating and drinking Feeding matters
Oral eating and drinking Novita
Oral eating and drinking Queensland Health (recommended by WCH speech pathologists)
Osteogenesis imperfecta Novita

Novita may be able to provide training or consultancy to support the children with osteogenesis imperfecta.

  • 1300 668 482
  • training [at] novita.org.au
Seizures and epilepsy Registered Nurse Delegation of Care Program (RNDCP)
Seizures and epilepsy Epilepsy Action Australia
Seizures and epilepsy Epilepsy Centre
Spina bifida Novita
  • 1300 668 482
  • training [at] novita.org.au
Transfer and positioning Novita



Disability and complex needs team

Phone: 8226 0515
Email: education.health [at] sa.gov.au