**COVID-19 Update**

In the current situation with COVID-19, GLA:D® Australia recommends that patients consult the relevant state/territory COVID-19 guidelines to maximise their safety.  If you are aged over 70, have other health or medical issues, or are concerned about risks to your health with a face-to-face service, please discuss this with your physiotherapist. Telehealth options are available through a number of accredited GLA:D® Australia clinics.

GLA:D® Australia Training Courses

The GLA:D® Australia Team is monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and advice closely. 

Please protect your health and the health of others by following the Australian Department of Health guidelines 



Our online training program has formed the foundation of our training in 2021; while this may continue from now on, we do hope that face-to-face training may be part of the picture in 2022 and beyond.  We are excited about the opportunities this may bring in terms of accessibility to our courses for providers around Australia.  

GLA:D® Australia continues to operate as usual in all other ways: managing the registry, replying to emails and advocating for high value evidence based education and exercise delivered by clinicians.

The team at GLA:D® Australia are committed to ensuring that GLA:D® Clinicians are not only trained to provide the highest level of evidence-based care, but are also supported to deliver it.  As a not for profit initiative, this means we can only cater to a certain number of attendees on each course, but we will strive to increase the availability of courses where possible.

Currently, the GLA:D® Australia clinician training course is only open to Physiotherapists registered in Australia; and only Physiotherapists who have successfully completed the course can deliver the GLA:D® Program.  However, in July 2022, we commenced a pilot with a group of Accredited Exercise Physiologists with a view to wider roll-out in the future.  Please see here for details.

Online courses will have three modules:

  • MODULE 1: Lectures – Full day
  • MODULE 2: 4-hour practical session during the following week
  • MODULE 3: Final 3-hour session to prepare for implementation

There is also a pre-course Learning component to be completed independently prior to the course (approximately an hour).

Please note that currently modules 1 and 3 are entirely on-line; module 2 may be either face-to-face or online, but all modules must be completed IN REAL TIME, IN SEQUENCE and WITHIN THE SPECIFIED COURSE BLOCK.

Face-to-face or hybrid courses may take a slightly different format, but content will remain the same.

We all learn in different ways, and while some people will always prefer learning face-to-face, we have found that the online format works really well for the GLA:D Australia Clinician Training.  Of the previous course participants who provided feedback 95% reported that the online prac sessions were appropriate or very appropriate.

To optimise the teaching and learning experience, we

  • Divide sessions into large rooms of 20-25, and then small tutorial rooms of 3-5 attendees.
  • Tutors work with only 2 rooms to provide feedback and answer questions, just as would happen in a face-to-face course.
  • Set you up to have structured conversations and teaching practice of exercises – everyone has the opportunity to learn and to teach.
  • Make sure that the content is exactly the same as the face-to-face sessions, using skills we’ve all learned over the past couple of years.
  • Support you to use technology so that you can use those options for service delivery with your clients.


Bookings will open Monday 22 August, 3pm.  Booking link will be sent to subscribers and placed here.

There are THREE Modules to this training course.

Participants must complete ALL THREE modules, live and in real time:

  • Module 1 – Lectures online Monday 10 October, 9.30am-5.30pm AEDT
  • Module 2 – Practical – complete ONE option (see below)
  • Module 3 – Implementation online Monday 17 October, 10.00am-1.00pm, AEDT
Module 2 online options
  • Tuesday 11 October, 1.00pm-5.00pm, AEDT
  • Wednesday 12 October, 9.00am-1.00pm, AEDT
  • Thursday 13 October, 1.00pm-5.00pm, AEDT
  • Saturday 15 October, 9.00am-1.00pm, AEDT


  • 2023
    Exact dates not yet available.  Please SUBSCRIBE to receive updates as information becomes available.

AEPs should add their Expression of Interest here https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAUivr9UzgvgivI


Please see here for further information.

Subscribe here to receive updates in relation to training dates and courses.  Subscribers will receive course notifications and registration links via email.  

Following training, you will also receive the monthly newsletter from GLA:D® Australia.

If you have subscribed for updates, including notification preferences, you will receive an automated email confirming your subscription.  You’ll then receive broadcast emails as they are released detailing when registrations will open, and then with links to register.   

Subscribers please note:

Please add GLAD.Australia@latrobe.edu.au to your safe senders list or to your contacts, as communication will come from this account.
Automatic confirmation will be sent; please check junk mail if not received.

See here for information about course content.

Payment for training courses is taken along with registration details through the La Trobe University OneStop system.  Payment can be made via credit card or PayPal.  GLA:D® Australia is not able to invoice for training courses.

See https://gladaustralia.com.au/education-glad-australia-trainers/faqs/ for further details about fees.

To-date, GLA:D® Australia has only been able to provide training to AHPRA-registered physiotherapists, newly-graduated physiotherapists and some physiotherapists on interim certification.

In July 2022, we commenced a pilot with a cohort of Accredited Exercise Physiologists.  Please see here for more information.

GLA:D® Australia encourages clinicians to work with other health care providers in helping people to access evidence-based care.


Visit our FAQs page for more info.