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 since 2021, and while we may offer occasional in-person training in the future, we are excited about the opportunities this may bring in terms of accessibility to our courses for providers around Australia.  

GLA:D® Australia supports the running of the program by managing the registry, replying to queries 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 Accredited Exercise Physiologists practising in Australia, and only Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists who hold current certification can deliver the GLA:D® Program.  

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).

The total number of hours of learning is 15 hours, and an attendance certificate stipulating this will be provided.

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.

Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists, please subscribe to receive timely updates.

There will continue to be THREE Modules to the training course.

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

  • Module 1 – Lectures
  • Module 2 – Practical
  • Module 3 – Implementation

Online courses are completed entirely online, including the practical sessions. The prac sessions can easily be completed at home or in the clinic, with just a few pieces of basic equipment.


Month Module 1 Module 2 – likely days Module 3
June Friday 21st Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs Friday 28th
August/September Monday 26th Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri Monday Sept 2nd

NOVEMBER: Likely ONLINE Module 1 and IN-PERSON Modules 2 and 3 at La Trobe University. Details TBC.

Please continue to watch for updates and SUBSCRIBE to receive updates as information becomes available. Course booking links will be sent to subscribers 6-8 weeks prior to each course, and will be placed under the course details (below) at that time.

Fees and further details about the course are found here: 


The June 2024 online course is open to both Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists, and will be conducted ENTIRELY ONLINE.

There are THREE Modules to this training course. Participants must complete ALL THREE Modules IN ORDER:

  1. Module 1 – Lectures – Friday 21 June, 9.30am-5.30pm AEST (note self-directed option for this module – see below).
  2. Module 2 – Practical (see below options for booking)
  3. Module 3 – Implementation – Friday 28 June, 10.00am-1.00pm AEST

Module 2 options – book ONE only per attendee

  • Monday 24 June, 9.00-1.00, AEST
  • Tuesday 25 June, 1.00-5.00, AEST
  • Wednesday 26 June, 9.00-1.00, AEST
  • Thursday 27 June, 1.00-5.00, AEST

The booking selection you will make in your Humanitix booking is for your Module 2 (Practical) session.

Once you make your booking, you will also be automatically booked into Module 1 and Module 3. Please make sure you have these dates and times in your calendar as well. There is an option to complete Module 1 as a self-directed module instead of attending on 21 June. You will indicate within your booking if you are interested in doing this.

Please note that this training is not free of charge; but payment is not required on booking. The link for full registration and payment will be sent out approximately 4-5 weeks prior to the course. Further instructions about access to the sessions and pre-course work will also be sent at this time.  

This course is for Australian-registered and practising physiotherapists, and for Australian Accredited Exercise Physiologists.


There is an opportunity for a limited number of attendees to complete Module 1 as a self-directed module, self-paced instead of attending on 21 June. Please book in to the course by choosing your prac session on Humanitix, and indicate in the booking questions if you are interested in doing this.

The link to the self-directed module will be sent on 24 May to be completed by Friday 14 June. For an overview of the content please see: Applications to undertake the self-directed Module 1 will close 17 May.


Fees and further details about the course are found here: 


This course is available for physiotherapists who are registered to practice in Australia and Accredited Exercise Physiologists practising in Australia, and who will be able to implement the program in Australia within the next 6 months.

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

Before booking into a course, please ensure you are eligible to undertake this training.

  • International clinicians are advised to go to
  • Newly-graduated physiotherapists without an AHPRA Registration will need to supply confirmation of course completion, either via a letter from your course coordinator or by giving your AHPRA application number.
  • Physiotherapists on limited registration / interim certification should please contact us directly to set up a specific supervision plan.  Note: Level 4/ Remote supervision level required in order to be eligible to undertake training.
  • Exercise Physiologists must be Accredited through ESSA.


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 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.

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