Merewether Surfhouse NSW 2291


Start: Mon 24 Jun 2019
End: Tue 25 Jun 2019
RSVP: Mon 17 Jun 2019


Start: 09:00 AM
Check-in: 08:30 AM
End: 04:30 PM


Please contact the event provider for more ticketing information


This two day workshop (Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 June 2018) is targeted at Occupational Therapists who are required to prescribe minor environmental modifications. It would also benefit tertiary Occupational Therapy students.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Day 1:

  • Gain an understanding of the Australian Standards and National Construction Code in relation to Occupational Therapy
  • Assess and analyse the impact of home modifications on task performance for the individual
  • Select activities in both the community and the home and understand the impact of your approach on individuals
  • Demonstrate the basics of scaled drawing
  • Accurately measure specific relevant dimensions of the clients home
  • Draw clear drawings of modifications for rails
  • Ensure appropriate process is followed in home modifications

Day 2:

  • Gain an understanding of how to identify types of minor modifications in Occupational Therapy planning
  • Gain an understanding of the medico-legal requirements for minor modifications
  • Clearly describe practice reasoning for all proposed modifications
  • Critically appraise the modification for improving the quality of life for the individual and their families

All participants must bring pencils, rubbers and retractable tape measures. 

This workshop is suitable for:

  • OT students/new grads
  • OTs/experience OTs



Colette Dempsey

Graduated in 1999 from University of Sydney, Cumberland Campus. Worked in both hospitals and the community in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Currently working for Hunter Home Modifications specialising in Home Modifications for people of all ages in the community. Advising other clinicians on complex modifications and reviewing home modifications for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

For the past 2 years Colette has lectured and tutored Adapting Physical Environments (Home Modifications) to 3rd year students at Newcastle University.


Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th June 2019
Registration 8.30am
Day 1: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Day 2: 9.00am - 4.30pm


OTA Member: $660.00

OTA Student & New Graduate Member: $595.00

Non Member: $940.00

Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.

Registrations close Monday 17th June at 11.55pm AEST


Merewether Surfhouse
5 Henderson Parade
Merewether NSW 2291


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

*If you have specific dietary requirements that are not listed in the options upon registering, please contact the OTA representative ASAP using the contact details below. 


Our workshop materials are now provided to you electronically via an online platform, Course Genius. Approximately one week prior to the commencement of the workshop we will email instructions for you to follow to access these workshop resources.

If you do not receive this correspondence within the time frame stated above, please contact the OTA representative ASAP using the contact details below. 

*To ensure you receive all correspondence we recommend registering for this workshop with a personal email address.


By attending this CPD event, members will be able to claim 16 hours towards their CPD requirements. 


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

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