Free Healthy Spaces and Places training
This training is relevant for everyone involved in designing, building and maintaining the built environment and in delivering quality of life outcomes for communities.
06 July 2012
FREE Healthy Spaces and Places Training in WA – October 2012
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capacity to deliver healthy and active communities
Healthy Spaces and Places is a national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy and active living. Through the provision of guidelines, practical tools, case studies and training Healthy Spaces and Places aims to:
• encourage the development of built environments that provide
opportunities for physical activity and other health related activities;
• continue to improve health outcomes for all Australians through better-designed built environments; and
• raise awareness of the relationships between physical activity and the built environment.
This training is relevant for everyone involved in designing, building and maintaining the built environment and in delivering quality of life outcomes for communities. The training will be of great benefit to a wide range of other personnel involved in creating and maintaining community wellbeing.
Training will be most effective when the participants come from a range of council roles and professional backgrounds (such as urban and social planners, building surveyors, engineers, recreational and environmental health officers, corporate planners) each bringing different experiences and perspectives. Those who will also benefit from the training are decision makers such as elected members and senior management personnel. It has also been developed with local government in mind and should be considered an essential component for those local government areas that are part of the Healthy Communities Initiative.
Four training modules have been developed and each module runs for a half day. Healthy Spaces & Places ‘101’ is a core unit that is recommended to be undertaken first as it gives an introduction into design principles and development types of the program. The module can be undertaken as a standalone module or be accompanied by a choice of three elective modules that drill further into the application of the design principles that relate to specific development types.
This opportunity has been funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation and offers you the chance to undertake the core unit and an elective modules.
For more information and to register please click here by the 27 July 2012.