This stream is new for AAMP. The required courses have now been conducted by a SIFAM Master trainer. These courses now need to be developed for the Australian context.
The Self Safety with Clients (SSC) stream will consist of:
- SSC Introductory – overview of many of the techniques.
- SSC Basic – competency course developing proficiency of techniques with the person who grips or is agitated.
- SSC Advanced - competency course developing proficiency of techniques with the person who is violent or aggressive.
The AAMP will be permitting two levels of workplace trainer and a fully qualified Level 4 Trainer in SSC. A person who wishes to train any of the SSC proficiency courses will need to become a fully qualified Level 4 trainer in SSC.
A person who wishes to train short courses, within their workplace, in techniques relating to the person who grips, will need to complete SSC Introductory, SSC Basic and a workplace training assessment in gentle release of holds. This will enable them to be a workplace trainer in gentle release of holds , conduct short courses for the carers of persons who needs motivation to move, who has behaviours such as grabbing rails, poles or clothing or takes hold of a person by the arms. Strategies that gently release these holds and maintain a caring relationship with the person are part of this level.
Please check the “Our Trainers
” section of the website for trainers who hold this qualification in your state.
Details regarding other qualifications in this stream, the stream aims, outcomes and assessments are currently being developed. For further information please contact your relevant state committee member.