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Design for Accessibility & Standards

This training equips you with the knowledge and tools needed to transform your parks and playgrounds into inclusive and welcoming spaces for all members of the community. Join us in our commitment to making outdoor environments enjoyable, engaging, and accessible for everyone.

Who benefits from this course?

  • Professionals responsible for parks and playgrounds
  • Those advising on access issues
  • Individuals addressing accessibility for people with disabilities, older adults, and other access challenges
  • Users of wheelchairs, scooters, and prams
  • Grandparents caring for children
  • Park users with vision and hearing impairments and cognitive issues

Course Structure

Our comprehensive training program combines two vital aspects of playground development: “Playground Design to Standards” and “Practical Access Course.” This training is designed to empower industry professionals to enhance the quality and accessibility of play spaces for all, including those with disabilities and access challenges. 

Design to comply with Standards training sessions:

  • Unlocking Creative Processes for Improved Playspace Design: In this session, we’ll unleash your creative potential to envision and create innovative play spaces that captivate the imagination and engage children of all abilities. Learn how to infuse play areas with inspiration and excitement.
  • Applying Australian Standards and Good Practice: We’ll delve into the world of Australian Standards and best practices for play space design. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the regulations and guidelines that ensure safety, quality, and inclusivity in play spaces.
  • Effective Maintenance Programs for Play Spaces: Maintenance is key to the longevity and safety of play spaces. Discover how to develop and operate maintenance programs that keep your play areas in top condition, ensuring they remain safe and enjoyable for all.

Accessible playgrounds training sessions:

  • This practical access course is tailored for professionals with responsibilities in reviewing, planning, designing, managing, or maintaining parks and playgrounds. It’s also valuable for those providing guidance on accessibility issues within these environments.


Assessment

There is no assessment component for this course.

Prerequisites and Pre-study

There are no pre-requisites or pre-study required for this Playground Safety Training course. Discount is available for those who have CPSIA Certification. Please contact us to if additional assistance and adjustments (e.g., LLN assistance) is required. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Enhanced creative skills for envisioning and designing innovative play spaces that cater to children of all abilities, sparking imagination and excitement.
  2. In-depth knowledge of Australian Standards and best practices for play space design, ensuring safety, quality, and inclusivity in play areas.
  3. Proficiency in developing and implementing effective maintenance programs, vital for the longevity and safety of play spaces, ensuring they remain enjoyable for all users.
  4. A deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, older adults, and others with access needs in outdoor environments.
  5. Familiarity with state and federal legislation and standards governing accessibility, enabling compliance and inclusivity in park and playground design.
  6. The ability to identify access issues and practical solutions to address barriers and challenges effectively.
  7. Knowledge of the importance of utilizing a Playground Design and Access Checklist to ensure that parks and playgrounds are genuinely accessible and inclusive.

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Certified Playground Inspector (all levels)
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Online self-paced
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Certified Playground Inspector
7-8 May 2024 (8:30 - 4:30)
NSW Sydney Novotel Brighton Beach
Discount accommodation available
Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
9 May 2024
NSW Sydney Novotel Brighton Beach
Discount accommodation available at training venue
Certified Playground Inspector
21-22 May 2024 (8:30-4:30 Perth WST)
Live Stream
Online Stream GENERIC
Certified Playground Inspector
20-21 May 2024 (8:30-4:30)
WA Bentley Technology Park
Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
22 May 2024
WA Bentley Technology Park
Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
22 May 2024
Live Stream
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Certified Playground Inspector
18-19 June 2024 (8:30-4:30)
SA Glenelg Pier Hotel
Accommodation available at venue
Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
20 June 2024
SA Glenelg Pier Hotel
Accommodation available at venue
Certified Playground Inspector
24 - 25 Jun 2024 (8:30-4:30)
VIC Taylors Lakes Hotel
Discount accommodation available at training venue
Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
26 Jun 2024 (8:30-4:30)
VIC Taylors Lakes Hotel
Discount accommodation available at training venue
Certified Playground Inspector
6-7 Aug 2024 (8:30-4:30)
QLD Brisbane Technology Park
15% discount accommodation available with Quest
Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
8 Aug 2024 (8:30 - 4:30)
QLD Brisbane Technology Park
15% discount accommodation available with Quest

Duration

In person & Online Stream: 1 day (8:30-4:30, note time zone of selected live stream)

Online LMS: up to 4 weeks self paced lectures

Price From

$660*

  • *GST exclusive
  • Prices vary depending on delivery type and location
  • Up to 10% discount for group bookings
  • Up to 15% discount for on-site hosted courses and CPSIA Certified Students

Certification

On completion participants will be issued a training certificate in Playground Safety Standards & Accessibility Training

Common Occupations

Playground operators, supervisory, technical and maintenance personnel, risk assessor, design and safety officers, independent auditors, equipment manufacturers, landscape architects and designers, property developers, equipment installers, managers and owners of playground in public and private parks, schools, and early childhood and other recreation and leisure facilities. 

Reviews

Peter Larkin
Technical Officer Horticulture (Council)
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I would recommend this training course to anyone who works in the industry where playground maintenance, installation or construction is involved.
John Sega
Playground Officer - Maribyrnong City Council
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Excellent course. Training manual is really well put together.
Jason Cleary
Ararat Rural City Council
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The progression of the training was good, theory followed by visual and then hands on. I would recommend the course and beneficial as playgrounds are a part of my daily work.
Nicholas Campbell
Playspace Maintenance Officer - Hume City Council
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The training was excellent!! Very thorough. I have learnt a lot only having been in the industry for 10 months 10/10. Very competent trainer.
Fern M
Parks Contract Facilitor (Council)
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Lynnel [trainer' is fantastic, her enthusiasm is contagious and makes the course interesting - she applies the theory to real-world examples which help with understanding.
Rob Keogh
Performance Sport and Play
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I would recommend this course to anyone participating in the playground industry at any level. Highly relevant and informative.
Emma B
Goodstart Early Learning
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Lynnel was brilliant - a fount of knowledge, friendly and happy to assist. In comparison to other playground safety courses PSIA's was "better".
Daryl Thow
City of Kwinana
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I found the course content very relevant to my job. It was also a good mix of in-class work and practical inspections. In comparison to another playground safety training course, "PSIA's course is more extensive".
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FAQs

Accordion Content

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Australia (CPSIA) courses were developed by Expert Auditor and Trainer Ms. Lynnel Crockart who previously delivered these courses with PlayRight Australia for 20 years.

In Australia, no occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to playground safety courses as of time of publication.

Clause 8.5.7 – AS 4685.0:2017 page 15 

“Individuals performing tasks such as assessment, inspection, repair and maintenance of a playground shall be competent to perform the task that they are taking…

All playground inspections shall be performed by a competent person.

The post-installation and comprehensive inspections shall be performed by a person who has training and experience that enables them to perform a full conformity check to AS 4685 (series). Impact testing in accordance to AS 4422 requires the capability to operate specialized equipment and interpret the results. These inspections do not need to be carried out by the same person or organization.”

Clause 1.4.1 – AS 4422(Int):2022 page 1

competent person person who has, through a combination of training, education and experience, acquired knowledge and skills enabling that person to correctly perform a specified task”

There are no existing units of competency for playground design & accessibility course. 

Training and assessments delivered by Playground Safety Inspectors Australia is not delivered on behalf of an RTO.

Hosted Training Courses - Bring the Trainer to your premises!

Are you looking to streamline your team’s playground safety skills without the hassle of travel? Our Hosted Training Courses bring our certified trainers directly to your premises, ensuring a seamless learning experience tailored to your organisation’s needs.

KEY FEATURES

On-Site Training: Our certified trainer will conduct the courses at your premises.

Cost Savings: Hosting organisation will receive up to a 15% discount. Save on additional costs like travel and accommodation.

Flexible Practical Sessions: Practical training sessions are included and can be conducted at a playground nominated by your organisation, ensuring relevance to your specific environment.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Minimum Registrations: Ensure a minimum of 10 participants for a hosted session. This can be from just your organisation or accumulated from inviting neighbouring councils etc. PSIA can assist with marketing should you require. 

Training Room Requirements: Hosts must organise a training room that comfortably accommodates the number of participants. We can support classes of up to 30 participants or as the venue/room permits.

Trainer Availability: A list of available dates will be provided upon request for you to choose from, allowing flexibility to fit your organisation’s schedule.

Hosted training courses are an excellent way to enhance your team’s skills in a convenient and cost-effective manner. If you’re ready to elevate your playground safety expertise, let’s discuss your hosting options! Click here to enquire.

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