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VET - Course in Epilepsy Management (11106NAT) - 1

Support Individuals with Epilepsy (NAT11106001) plus Administer emergency medications for seizures (NAT11106002) plus Respond to Seizures in adults with intellectual disabilities (NAT11106003)



Course in Epilepsy Management (11106NAT) - 1 is one of three nationally accredited online options which are delivered in partnership with Red Cross First Aid & Mental Health, as EAA’s authorised provider.

Graduates of these online units will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued by Red Cross First Aid & Mental Health (RTOID: 3605).

Who is this course for? 

This course is for health and community support workers, childcare and schools and the aged care sector. It is relevant for anyone who supports an individual living with intellectual disability and epilepsy and is required to administer emergency medication for the management of seizures.

Is anything required before I start? 

The Course in Epilepsy Management requires evidence of students having completed one of the following related units prior to enrolment and showing this in the form of a current, valid certificate.

  • HLTAID009 (Supersedes HLTAID001) Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 (Supersedes HLTAID002) Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 (Supersedes HLTAID003) Provide First aid

Please note participants will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to complete the training. USI is a Government issued student identifier which is mandatory for certificate issue. If you do not have a USI, please click here to check your eligibility and create one.

What’s covered?

This course in Epilepsy Management includes a core unit and two elective units.

Core unit: Support individuals with epilepsy (NAT11106001)

This unit covers the ability to understand, recognise and manage seizures. Topics covered include the anatomy of the brain; seizure types and epilepsy; diagnosing and treating epilepsy; the impact epilepsy has on the person; safety measures for seizures and lifestyle and seizure first aid. It also promotes an awareness of the impact of epilepsy on a person’s life physically, socially and emotionally.

Elective unit: Respond to seizures in adults with intellectual disabilities (NAT11106003) 

This unit covers the ability to understand, recognise and appropriately manage situations in which seizure activity may be present in people with an intellectual disability.  It also includes the application of a person-centred approach to manage the impact on the individual experiencing seizure activity and others who may be present at the time of a seizure.

Elective unit: Administer emergency medications for seizures (NAT11106002)

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to administer relevant medication to an individual experiencing an intractable seizure that requires emergency medication. The unit covers seizure emergencies and emergency medications, administering emergency medication and contingency management.

How do I complete this course? 

This course is delivered primarily online and is self-paced, with online assessments, a 3 day work placement and practical assessments demonstrating first aid for seizures and administration of emergency medications completed via videoconference or video submission.

How long do I have to complete the course?  

This course is to be completed within 12 months.  This course is designed to be flexible and allow participants to complete their study within their own time.

How long does it take to complete this course? 

Please allow approximately 50 hours to complete this course.

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