Active Ageing Australia promotes physical activity for a lifetime of health and well-being. We are a membership-based not for profit organisation, developing and delivering a range of products and services. Our training programs for exercise leaders include Easy Moves for Active Ageing (EMAA®), ChiBalls Gentle Moves, and NoFalls Leader.

This two day training program is suitable for diversional therapists, physiotherapy assistants, therapy assistants, lifestyle assistants, activity coordinators and volunteers who run physical activity programs in aged care facilities or in the community.

EMAA® consists of an interactive training format of lectures, demonstrations, practical sessions and assessments conducted by physiotherapists with experience working with older adults.  EMAA® leaders are trained to conduct safe exercise programs, with a focus on core exercises for flexibility, strength and balance.

The EMAA® course and program is supported by the EMAA® Manual, which provides a practical reference tool and guide for the training as well as ongoing teaching. EMAA® includes 3 units of competency from the Sport, Recreation and Fitness Training Package (vocational education) :

SISCCRO303A Plan and Conduct Recreation Programs for Older Adults
SISCCRO302A Apply Legal and Ethical Instructional Skills
SISFFIT311A Deliver Approved Community Fitness Programs

ChiBall Gentle Moves: 
a two day Instructor Training Program open to anyone with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about this unique experience of colour, music and flowing movement. The ChiBall is a tool that makes it easy for participants to follow and can both challenge and facilitate movement. The exercises of the Gentle Moves version are ideal for older adults, or those with limited mobility.

Home Exercise & Lifestyle Program (HELP):
a half-day training workshop for anyone who is interested in promoting physical activity and improving the quality of life in older adults. It is especially targeted for people who have limited experience with exercise / physical activity including aged care providers, family members, volunteers, or carers. Participants are trained to encourage older people to engage in safe, effective, home-based exercises.

The NoFalls exercise program:
was designed as one of the interventions in a larger trial run by the Monash University Accident Research Centre and the City of Whitehorse, in Melbourne Australia.
The one day Leader Training and manual provides a successful 15 week exercise program to promote safety for older adults by reducing the risk of falls. It assumes a basic level of training in the delivery of physical activities.
Active Ageing Australia developed the Train the Trainer program in response to significant interest in the exercise program, to facilitate its implementation by appropriately trained exercise leaders.

Tai Chi Chair & Tai Chi and Qigong for Dementia:
Tai Chi Chair is a combination of traditional and contemporary Tai Chi forms based on the very popular Yang style of Tai Chi. It is primarily chair-based but includes footwork for those participants who are more mobile.
Tai Chi and Quigong for Dementia provides enhanced relaxation stimulated by Tai Chi & QiGong practice accompanied by soft, soothing music is of particular benefit to dementia / Alzheimer’s clients.
Both of the above programs entail a two day training. [note, these programs are currently under review];

For more information on any of these courses or programs contact Active Ageing Australia on (08) 8362 5599 or visit their website on active ageing.