Training

Fortis, on behalf of PICAC offers a range of training options designed to meet the needs of organisations in the Aged Care industry, with a focus on supporting CaLD stakeholders, be they staff, residents or the broader community.

Fortis collaborates with peak groups to co-deliver training which includes:

  • Introduction to Culture, Communication and Relationships at Work – Fortis award winning work
  • Palliative Care with a CALD Focus  – partnering with Cancer Council WA
  • Dementia with a CALD Focus
  • Fortis continues to develop content in consultation with organisations who have identified a specific need. The following courses will be available in 2018:
      • Working with Interpreters: The CaLD perspective
      • Culture and Elder Abuse
      • Managing Conflict with families and carers of CaLD clients in Aged Care services

Workshops & Information Sessions

If courses and dates are unavailable, please send an expression of interest for the course that you would like to attend by CLICKING HERE.

We will advise you when the next course is scheduled.

All training courses may be provided to your organisation at a time and place that suits your staff. 

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PICAC WA Information Session

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This FREE information session offers key information to service providers working with CALD communities and consumers on programs, tools and resources that are available via the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care WA program and Fortis Consulting.

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19 October 2019: Australian Professional Skills Institute.

18 September 2019: Surf Life Saving WA.

July 2019: MYVISTA Aged Care Standards Training.

April 2019 – Esperance Home Care.

25th March 2019 – Morissey Homestead (closed session).

25th March 2019 – Hudson Family Centre Bunbury.

27th July 2018 – Bunbury

26th October 2018 – Australian Professional Skills Institute (closed session)

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Building a Culturally Inclusive Workplace

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Having a better understanding of our cultural makeup and what is important to us can help us to reflect on what we can do to contribute positively to our diverse workplaces.
Regardless of our ethnicity/race every single person contributes to culture and diversity in the workplace as we are all cultural beings.

This interactive introductory session will:

  • explore key information and knowledge that can assist us to participate in building a culturally inclusive workplace.

No courses are scheduled at this time.

Introduction to Culture, Communication and Relationships at Work

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This is an introductory workshop which explores issues relating to culture,communication and relationships in the workforce. It builds skills to appreciate differences and deliver culturally safe practice.

The program is designed to be an experiential one where participants engage with the program material and each other to explore issues relating to culture, communication and working relationships relevant to their workplace.
This session will:

  • Raise an awareness of your own and others cultures and the impact of personal values and culture within the workplace

No courses are scheduled at this time.

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Palliative Care with a CALD Focus

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Palliative care in a cultural context requires respect and support of an individual’s values, belief’s and world view. Being able to communicate with individuals, their family and/or carers is also essential to the quality of care when meeting their specific cultural needs.

The workshop offers key information and knowledge to help you understand how to deliver culturally appropriate Palliative Care within the CALD communities you work in. This session will:

  • Increase knowledge of culturally appropriate palliative care with a focus on self-awareness and the impact you may have when working with cultures different to your own.

  • In partnership with Cancer Council WA: Principles of Palliative Care – 25th February and 29th April 2019
  • In partnership with Cancer Council WA: Volunteering in Palliative Care – 6th March and 19th June 2019
  • In partnership with Cancer Council WA: Principles of Palliative Care – 25th March and 27th May 2019

Dementia with a CALD Focus

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Dementia is an overall term for a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. This can have a significant impact for someone who is living with dementia and also from a CALD background, such as reverting to primary language and cultural norms.

This workshop offers key information and knowledge to build skills to enable interpretation and management of changing behaviours in people living with dementia from CALD backgrounds. This session will:

  • explore developing knowledge and understanding about dementia care and cultural diversity in aged and community care in WA
  • contribute to developing cultural knowledge, skills and competencies to engage effectively in intercultural settings

No courses are scheduled at this time.

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Translating and Interpreting / Language Services Care

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This workshop will look at best practice methods for Translating and Interpreting Services.

No courses are scheduled at this time..

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Your Brain Matters Program

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Keeping your brain healthy is essential for living a fulfilling, healthy and long life. Fortis Consulting in partnership with Dementia Australia delivers the Your Brain Matters program. This program is based on scientific evidence that a number of health and lifestyle factors are associated with brain function and the risk of developing dementia.

It's never too early or too late to start as brain health can be improved and protected at any age. The brain changes that cause dementia begin many years before any symptoms appear. The evidence suggests that mid life is a critical time to think about looking after your brain, body and heart. It is never too late to make changes that will improve your brain health.We are funded to deliver a limited number of sessions to CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Remote/Rural groups.

In partnership with Multicultural Services WA - Bunbury 27th July 2018

City of Stirling - Farsi, Burmese, Arabic - 20th September 2018

DFES SWORD SES - 7th November 2018

ISHAR 40+ Seniors Group (closed session) - 20th February 2019

ISHAR Community Group (closed session) - 20th February 2019

Australian Professional Skills Institute (closed session) - 22nd February 2019

City of Stirling: Osborne Community Centre - 28th February 2019

RISE Network (closed session) - 12th March 2019

RISE Network ATSI Session (closed session) - 18th March 2019

Esperance Home Care (closed session) - 4th April 2019

Hudson Family Centre Bunbury - 25th March 2019

Hudson Family Centre - 25th March 2019

Esperance Home Care - Multiple Sessions - April 2, 3rd and 4th 2019

RISE Network (closed session) - April 15th 2019

RISE Network (closed session) - May 5th 2019

InCasa Aged Care (closed session) - May 9th 2019

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation - May 16th 2019

CURA Inhome Aged Care (closed session) - June 10th 2019

Marr Mooditj Training Centre (closed session) - August 14th 2019

Chung Wah - August 26th 2019

City of Stirling - September 3rd 2019

Australian Professional Skills Institute (closed session) - September 6th 2019

City of Stirling - September 13th 2019

City of Stirling - September 16th 2019

Killara Respite Centre , Northam- 4th November 2019

Mary Davies Library, City of Rockingham - 11th November 2019

Tzu Chi Foundation - 20th November 2019

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