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