Ageing, Disability & Home Care


Enhancing participation in individual and community life activities

This core standard guides physiotherapists to provide strengths based, person centred supports for people with disability. Building the capacity of the person with disability to set the goals they wish to work towards and to make decisions around the activities wish to participate in is explored in this core standard.

24 Hour Positioning (including seating and wheeled mobility)

This core standard provides Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists with basic guidelines on providing effective and efficient intervention to support an individual with disability with 24 hour positioning.

Promoting Respiratory Health

This standard looks at the physiotherapists’ role in preventative chest care, respiratory assessment and supports, and the intersections between the community physiotherapist and other services in respiratory care

Mealtime Management modules

This is an e-learning course with supporting resource materials and appraisal for the mealtime management core standard program. There are 12 interactive modules which cover a wide range of topics focused on the person with mealtime issues.

These modules can be accessed at this address:

Optional Additional Core Standards

Supporting Sexuality

This core standard supports occupational therapists and other interested practitioners to understand the importance of sexual expression for people with disability. It ensures that these practitioners are well placed to support individuals to engage in valued and meaningful roles and occupations related to sexuality. An optional appraisal is available for occupational therapists.

Supporting Sleep

This core standard provides a practice guide for practitioners so that they are equipped to identify sleep issues and support people with disability to experience adequate sleep. An optional appraisal is available.

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