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Learn everything you ever wanted to know about IDDSI with us

Our evidenced-based IDDSI training breaks down the complexity and seriousness of the subject into smooth practical bite-sized chunks. IDDSI training is a must for anyone preparing or serving food to someone having swallowing difficulties.  Learn the difference between the levels, foods to avoid, how to test and how to prevent common errors to keep residents safe who are experiencing dysphagia. 

IDDSI Training options

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Comprehensive IDDSI Training

2-hour complete IDDSI Training

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Refresher IDDSI Training

Condensed 30 minute refresher

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Single food level IDDSI training

indepth training on a one food level

5 reasons why you need IDDSI Training

IDDSI training is very important for many reasons, and we are here to help you understand why.
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Full comprehensive IDDSI training

Our mot popular IDDSI training to give a complete overview of The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative for texture modified foods.

Understand the standards to ensure you’re preparing and serving safe and nutritious meals for residents. Explore different consistencies and master the basics of Dysphagia management. Book a comprehensive IDDSI training session for your team, or join one of our virtual IDDSI sessions. 
IDDSI Training outline

The following topics are included in the comprehensive IDDSI training:​

  • Identifying Dysphagia

  • What is IDDSI

  • Texture Modified Diets

  • IDDSI Food and Fluid Testing Methods

  • Fluid Testing Methods

  • Case studies

The virtual IDDSI training is ideal for:  

  • Aged Care Staff 

  • Disability support workers

  • Family and friends 

 IDDSI Refresher training

Our refreshed is a condensed run through of the IDDSI Food and Fluid levels in an easy 30-minute session. If it been over a year since your last IDDSI session, having a refresher is best way to ensure the guidelines are top of mind and no bad habits have picked up along the way. 

Single food level IDDSI training

Our IDDSI Food Level training includes what foods are suitable, testing methods, differences between the levels and case studies. This is a targeted 30-minute training session on a single food level.  

Choose from, Regular Diet: Easy to Chew, Soft and Bite-Sized, Minced and Moist or Pureed

Join our virtual comprehensive IDDSI sessions

Our comprehensive 2-hour virtual IDDSI sessions are ideal for individuals or small groups who want to learn everything about IDDSI. Dates are set throughout the year, and are held LIVE via Teams providing the opportunity to anyone around Australia to join. See upcoming dates below.

Presented by our Speech Pathologists in a LIVE 2-hour virtual session. Learn the difference between the levels, foods to avoid, how to test and how to prevent common errors to keep people with dysphagia safe.

Upcoming IDDSI training sessions

  • Is there an online version?
    The PDF copy is included within the folder on a USB, as the training isn't available online. Using the PDF copy, individuals Food Handlers can flick through via their desktop or laptop. Alternatively, your Food Safety Supervisor can present the PDF to a group of food handlers too.
  • Is this training only for Aged Care homes and Childcare Centres?
    No. With the new Food Standard code 3.2.2A coming into effect December 8th, 2023 more business who handle food will be required to train their staff to remain compliant. Businesses such as Restaurants, takeaways, cafes, school canteens. Our Food Safety Training covers it all.
  • Does this training meet the new requirements under 3.2.2A for training food handlers?
    Yes. Under Food Standard Code 3.2.2A, food handlers are required to complete Food Safety level 1 training and be able to demonstrate and understand 4 areas of knowledge: safe food handling contamination cleaning & sanitising and personal hygiene. Our training covers all 4 areas and more!
  • Who is a food handler?
    The definition of a Food Handler is anyone that performs any task that involves making, cooking, preparing, serving, packing, displaying, storing, or the delivery of food as well as anyone who cleans equipment, utensils, surfaces, or cutlery.
  • Is this training pack accredited?
    This Training folder is non-accredited training, however we do offer this option. Go to https://www.oscarcaregroup.com.au/food-safety-basic-food-handling-course for more information on our accredited Food Safety Level 1 course.
  • Do the answers have to be reviewed by a Food Safety Supervisor?
    Ideally yes. Your Food Safety Supervisor oversees the day-to-day food safety requirements of the business and they must have the authority to supervise and give directions about food safety within your business.
  • How much does this Food Safety Level 1 Non-accredited training pack cost?
    $149 This cost is inclusive of GST and Delivery within Australia.
  • How long will it take to arrive?
    Roughly 5 - 10 business days. Once your order is confirmed, we will dispatch the pack within 2-3 business days. Post is included with the cost, so depending on your location it will then arrive within 3-5 business days from dispatch.
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Anyone living or working with people with dysphagia requires IDDSI training

Book IDDSI Training for your team

Our Team of Speech Pathologists can run a 2-hour training sessions, refresher or an in-depth single IDDSI food level training for your team. Presented by our Speech Pathologists on a date and time that suits you. We can come to your site, you can come to ours or we can ran it virtually via Teams. It’s an easy way to get everyone trained at once.  Contact us to discuss dates and times that work with you. 

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Comprehensive IDDSI Training

2-hour complete IDDSI Training

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Refresher IDDSI Training

Condensed 30 minute refresher

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Single food level IDDSI training

indepth training on a one food level

IDDSI Training Group Booking Enquiry

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IDDSI Labels

Serve the right level of food and fluid consistencies to the correct resident. These labels are recommended to all Aged Care Providers to ensure everyone is aware which residents require what IDDSI level for their food and drink. Individual levels available in rolls of 500 stickers.

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