Janet's CV

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Disability Services
Commission WA

Sir Charles
Gairdiner Hospital

Princess Margaret

King Edward

Port Hedland

Carnarvon Hospital

Cerebral Palsy
Association WA

Royal Life Saving


Rocky Bay
Incorporated WA

Singapore Disabled Sports Council

Education Support


Janet's CV

I am an owner of the business, ‘Developing Skills’, Consulting and Training, with the main focus being:

  • Manual Handling Training using the Manutention Method
  • Training for those working with people with disabilities – (Swim-Ability Workshop)
  • AUSTSWIM Presenter training Swimming Teachers
  • Presenter for Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Communication Skills Training.

At the 2008 AUSTSWIM National Aquatic Education Conference (held in Adelaide SA), I received a National Award for AUSTSWIM 'Teacher of People with a Disability. The wording in the Sept. 08, AUSTSWIM Magazine read

"AUSTSWIM Teacher of People with a Disability - Janet Boer-Draffin - WA. Drawing on her vast experience as a swimming teacher, Janet pioneered the People with Disabilities Course for AUSTSWIM in Western Australia. Janet wrote, promoted and has presented the AUSTSWIM PWD Course and along with her own short course workshops, she has essentially been a one-stop shop for swimming teacher training in the area of PWD"

1990 until 2000 : I was employed by the Education Department as a Swimming Teacher for Children with Disabilities at Castlereagh Education Support School. In my role as the Swimming Teacher at Castlereagh, I was involved with many aspects of teaching and professional development that enabled me to work in an Education Support School.

2000 onwards : I have been heavily involved in gaining qualifications to be a ‘Presenter / Trainer’, towards teaching others to gain skills that will improve their careers, reduce injuries and assist people with disabilities.

In order to improve training / presenting skills and public speaking confidence, I c ompleted my Competent Toastmasters Award, Advanced Toastmaster Silver Award and have held several club officer positions for Toastmasters International. I won the West Australian Speech Evaluation contest and contested the Australian Finals in 2004. The website for Manutention is: www.manutention.org.au

Courses completed relating to Presenting / Training

  • Manutention Trainer for the Health Care Industry – Manual Handling Trainer – completed all necessary courses, co-training and qualified as a Manutention Trainer Healthcare – assessed at Certificate 4 – AQF guidelines
  • Certificate IV – Assessment and Workplace Trainer
  • AUSTSWIM Course Presenter Certificate
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of AquaticsCertificate
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics to People with Disabilities Certificate
  • Examiner Certificate with Royal Life Saving Society
  • Instructors Certificate with RLSS
  • Competent Toastmaster Certificate
  • Advanced Toastmaster Silver Certificate
  • Diploma in Counseling – Institute of Human Development

Trainer / Presenter of the following courses:

  • Presentation Skills Training’ – Workshops on presenting and training skills.
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training’ - Delivering training in all modules of the course: BSZ40198 through an RTO.
  • ‘Swim-Ability Workshop’ – Training people who work with disabilities in the aquatic environment. Developed, planned, promoted and deliver the course, which is suitable for carers and therapists working with people with disabilities.
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics to People with Disabilities Course’ – Presenter for AUSTSWIM WA following personal development of this course and manual.
  • Trainer for Manual Handling – Manutention for the Health Care Industry’, running Health Care 2 and Health Care 3 courses
  • Trainer for Manutention based short courses’ for various organizations – following Occupational Safety and Health guidelines.

Supplying training for Various Organizations:

Cerebral Palsy Association WA
Manutention courses in Health Care 2

Disability Services Commission WA
Manutention courses running Health Care 2, Health Care 3 courses and Short Courses

Port Hedland Hospital (East Pilbara Gascoyne Health Services)
Manutention courses running: Health Care 2, Health Care 3 courses

Carnarvon Hospital
(East Pilbara Gascoyne Health Services)
Manutention courses running: Health Care 2, Health Care 3 courses

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital
Manutention co-training for Short courses

Castlereagh Education Support School
Manutention Short courses

Singapore Disabled Sports Council
courses for AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics and Swim-Ability Workshop, held in Singapore

Cerebral Palsy Association WA
Swim-Ability Workshop

Rocky Bay Incorporated WA
Swim-Ability Workshop

Royal Life Saving Society
Cert IV Assessment and Workplace Trainer Course, Presenters Course

Presenters Course

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital
Speechcraft Course

Princess Margaret Hospital
Speechcraft Course

King Edward Memorial Hospital
Speechcraft Course
Training in WA Country Areas
Port Hedland, Carnarvon, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Albany
Narrogin, Newdegate, Newman, Parabardoo and Kununurra

Training Overseas
Singapore (AUSTSWIM and Swim-Ability).