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CRWP Activities - Queensland Health Community Rehabilition Workforce Project

Audit of the training and Education needs of Staff Working in Community Rehabilitation in Queensland

The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Unit at Griffith University were successful in gaining a tender from the project to conduct and Audit of the Training and Education Needs of Staff Working in Community Rehabilitation in Queensland.

The overall objective of the Education and Training Audit was to define competencies for the CR workforce, identify the barriers to these competencies, the training needs of CR professionals and the support roles they require.

Executive Summary

Full Report

Core Competencies for Community Rehabilitation in Queensland (Competency Statements)Competencies for Community Rehab in Queensland (Poster)

The ICF as a Framework for CR

The World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) has been identified and promoted as providing an internationally endorsed framework and a common language for use in CR teams composed of professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

The ICF framework and language have been incorporated into all CRWP activities:

  • Professional development of current CR workforce via Training and Development Officers
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Entry Masters curriculum development initiatives in participating universities
  • Interdisciplinary Student Placement in Community Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Community Rehabilitation Assistant training (Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance)
  • Post Graduate curriculum development (Graduate Certificate in Community Rehabilitation, offered by Griffith University)
  • Outcome measured compendium funded by CRWP
  • Resource DVDs compiled by the CRWP for dissemination via 'Community Rehabilitation Contacts' beyond the life of the project

It is recommended that the use of the ICF framework continues to be promoted as the underpinning framework of choice for Community Rehabilitation.

For more information on th ICF please follow the links below:

ICF Brochure

World Health Organisation

Literature Reviews

The CRWP undertook a number of literature reviews to establish a competency base, scope, and efficacy of community rehabilitation.

Last updated: 4 July 2008