Training

PlayRight Australia provides TAFE Accredited training in playground safety, standards and maintenance.

The PlayRight training course is aimed at current and future playground specialists, supervisors and maintenance personnel. PlayRight's Nationally TAFE Accredited and Parks & Leisure Australia endorsed Playground Inspection Courses will give you the most comprehensive training in playground safety, inspection and compliance. All individuals can gain the knowledge and specific competencies necessary to design, inspect, install, maintain, operate and manage play environments with our nationally accredited courses, which are based on the Australian Standards and Guidelines Knowledge and skills acquired through these courses are accomplished through independent studies, individual field assessments, assignments and exams, which are designed to develop the experience level necessary to become a Certified Playground Operator in accordance with the requirements of Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4486.1:1997. Why is this course important to attend? “A playground injury that leaves a child permanently disabled is not acceptable. Playground operators, designers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, consultants and those involved in the maintenance and certification of play equipment must take every possible care to identify and eliminate unacceptable playground risks and reduce hazards.” foreword of AS4685.1 . About the Course
  • Our courses are accredited with nationally recognised TAFE Academic Credits and endorsed by Parks & Leisure Australia.
  • They are the most comprehensive and highest achievable level of training on playground Standards, design, hazard identification, risk management and assessment methods offered and recognised in Australia.
  • Pre-reading and fifteen hours of training from a nationally recognised playground safety expert and trainer, Lynnel Migas, will prepare you for the assessment.
  • These courses are intended to provide training for individuals interested in becoming competent in playground operation, design, selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, record keeping and the management of play environments— giving confidence to examine, design, select and maintain play environments to comply with Standards.
  • The aims and objectives of the training program are to increase the number of competent play environment personnel, protect the user, minimise risk of injury, ensure compliance and maintenance identification and corrections, including development of comprehensive management programs, and document and forward planning to comply with current standards.
Who should attend?
  • Playground Operators, Supervisory
  • Technical and Maintenance Personnel
  • Risk Assessors
  • Design and Safety Officers
  • Managers, Landscape Architects and developers
  • Playground and Softfall Manufacturers, Installers, Auditors, and Contract Managers
  • Owners of Playgrounds in Public and Private Parks, Schools, Child Care and other recreation and leisure Facilities.
Potential Causes of Public Playground Injuries While it is recognised that children will experience minor injuries as they grow and learn - in playgrounds and elsewhere - the condition or state of repair, including the height of the apparatus and the nature and depth of the playing surface, are major risk factors. Standards exist in relation to general playground safety requirements, installation, inspection, surfacing, maintenance and operation; as well as standards for specific apparatus. However, unless all aspects are addressed simultaneously, the risk of preventable injury remains. Host a Course Within Your Organisation If you wish to host a course within your organisation and/or on your own premises we are more than happy to assist you with all course requirements. Please note: generally a minimum number of ten (10) participants is required for onsite training. This may vary depending on location. PlayRight will advertise the course to surrounding authorities and organisations. Hosts receive a 15% discount on registrations. The Application for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Host organisations is NOW OPEN for 2017 Courses. Please contact us for further information and/or download the Playground Safety Training Course - Host Opportunity For further information on our Accredited Playground Safety Training Course and/or Re-accreditation Course and Registration please contact us or download the form below. Course Outline and Registration form or register online at the bottom of this page

Course Dates

Western Australia
course date host / location availability
Playground Safety Training 02-04 May 2017 Bentley Technology Park, WA completed
Playground Safety Training 10-12 Oct 2017 Bentley Technology Park, WA available
Victoria
course date host / location availability
Playground Safety Training 04-06 Apr 2017 Wyndham City Council, VIC completed
Playground Safety Training 05-07 Sep 2017 Mantra Tullamarine Hotel or EOI open to host available
Tasmania
course date host / location availability
PlayRight Safety Training EOI Tasmania Botanical Gardens available
South Australia
course date host / location availability
Playground Safety Training 14-16 Nov 2017 District Council of Burunga West available
Queensland
course date host / location availability
Playground Safety Training 24-27 Oct 2017 Gympie Regional Council full
Playground Safety Training 28-30 Mar 2017 Brisbane Technology Park, QLD available
Playground Safety Training 25-27 Jul 2017 Brisbane Technology Park, QLD limited
Northern Territory
course date host / location availability
Playground Safety Training 22-24 Aug 2017 Alice Springs Town Coucil available
Playground Safety Training 13-15 Jun 2017 Katherine Town Council- NT completed
New South Wales
course date host / location availability
Playground Safety Training 15-17 Aug 2017 Tamworth Regional Council available
PlayRight Safety Training 18-20 Jul 2017 Shoalhaven City Council completed
Playground Safety Training 09-11 May 2017 Lake Macquarie City Council limited
Playground Safety Training 17-19 Oct 2017 Novotel Brighton Beach or EOI open to host limited
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