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Education, Training and Competency Assessment

Education and TrainingAll POCT operators take part in formal training provided by the QAAMS Management Team to learn about:

  • The theory of POCT
  • How to conduct POCT on clients with diabetes
  • How to perform regular quality checks on the performance of the DCA Vantage device.

A training resource package is also provided, which includes a training manual and supporting posters.

The Australian Government requires all trainees to undertake written and practical competency assessment. Once this has been completed trainees receive a Certificate of Competency as a trained POCT operator. POCT must only be conducted by qualified and trained operators.

The QAAMS Program provides a variety of training opportunities for enrolled participants:

  • On-site training for individual Indigenous medical services (or groups of services from a similar geographic region)
  • An Annual QAAMS Training Workshop
  • GoToMeeting training
  • Training by videoconference
  • A live web-streamed video presentation of training in conjunction with Training DVDs.