Melbourne CBD [VIC]



Occupational Therapy Australia is monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Drawing directly on public health and safety advice provided by government authorities, This workshop has been postponed with registrations temporally frozen until we are able to safely deliver this workshop.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
If you are interested in registering for this course and would like to know when the dates have been re-scheduled please email info@otaus.com.au.


Attendees will gain an;

  • Understanding the importance of assessment process
  • Understand the importance of conducting a thorough postural assessment
  • Understand how to risk assess for skin breakdown and how to manage these risks.
  • Understand how to translate assessment findings into prescription of equipment.
  • Overview of different types of wheeled mobility.
  • Overview of different ‘off the shelf’ postural aids and;
  • How to exercise clinical reasoning throughout the prescription process

This workshop will proivide partciapnts with the tools to complete a thorough assessment. This will in turn allow them to then tailor their equipment trials in a more appropriatly and exercise their clinical reasoning in a manner that is justifiable their equipment choices.


New Graduates and Beginners 

Please note; this course is not suitable for senior clinicians 


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

  • Complete a formal MAT evaluation and identify bony landmarks.
  • Understand the importance of a thorough needs assessment of client.
  • Build a clear picture of clinical need.
  • Be familiar with equipment available to manage posture.
  • Better manage risk related to skin breakdown.
  • Accurately measure to prescribe equipment.
  • Understand how to prescribe equipment to match the clinical picture.
  • Understand how to exercise clinical reasoning to prescribe equipment.



David Quach

David is an Occupational Therapist with 15 years of clinical experience within a range of clinical fields. He has practised extensively in the field of wheelchair prescription and seating for over 13 years. He has practised in seating clinics in the UK, and for NGO’s in Sydney.

David has designed and facilitated training for Occupational Therapists including seating assessment and prescription, wheelchair seating and prescription and pressure care and risk management. He is passionate improving client outcomes by improved assessment and prescription and good clinical decision making.

David has a certificate 4 in training and assessment and presented at OT NSW state conference and completed project work to formulate consumer guidelines (When Spinal Cord Injury Affects You).

Currently he practises as the principal Occupational Therapist for Aspire Rehab. Aspire Rehab is a private rehab company that specialises in providing clinical assessments in wheelchairs and seating as well as providing other community based Occupational Therapy interventions.


Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 16

This workshop has been postponed with registrations temporally frozen until we are able to safely deliver this workshop.


Registration opens: 8.30am
Workshop day 1 (Wed): 9.00am - 4.30pm
Workshop day 2 (Thu):  9.00am - 4.30pm

Travelodge Southbank
9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC 3006

Travelodge Southbank is located a short 5 min walk from Flinders Street train station, which provides access to Melbourne's entire metropolitan rail network.

The following trams are all within a 5 min walk from Travelodge:

1, 3 , 5, 6 , 16, 64, 67, 72, 35, 70 & 75

For more information on Melbourne public transport ticketing, please see PTV's Myki ticketing page.

Wilson Parking
$22 per single exit or per 24hrs per vehicle


OTA Member: $605
OTA Student/ New Graduate Member: $580
Non Member: $865

(All pricing is inclusive of GST)

Registrations close Wednesday 8 April 2020, 11.55pm AEST

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

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Please note any dietary requirements are confirmed at time of registration.


Special discounted rates have been negotiated for workshop delegates at Travelodge Southbank. 
Accommodation is to be booked separately to your registration.

To book please call +61 3 8696 9600, between 8:30am & 5pm Mon - Friday and advise The registrations staff that you will be attendning the Introduction to Wheelchair and Seating Perscrition workshop.
All bookings and payment are the responsibility of the individual.

For more information on Travelodge, please see the Travelodge Website.


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.


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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Please direct all enquiries to info@otaus.com.au or phone 1300 682 878

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