What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology may be classified as a device or system that provides people with practical solutions to everyday life activities. They promote greater independence and safety by enabling people to perform tasks that they had difficulty with or were unable to accomplish on their own. Examples include:

Fact sheet are available for free download on our resources page.

Learning & Development: Building community capacity

LifeTec Education - speech pathologist showing lady in wheelchair a communication deviceLifeTec is a leading provider of professional education and training on assistive technology and its related topics aimed at health professionals, community care workers and individuals that simply have an interest. All resources and materials have been developed by LifeTec's own health professionals who have a high level of clinical knowledge and related experience in these areas. We have also developed Fact Sheets so you can have access to free specialist information on a wide range of topics. 

Our range of education services was developed for those working in the health and community services sector in mind, but are also available to any interested individuals, organisations and workplaces. Courses are catered to people with all levels of experience - including those who are using or working with assistive technologies, new graduates/practitioners and health professionals with extensive knowledge and application in the use of assistive technology.

Professional Development Events 

To register for a specific event, please go to the Upcoming Events page.

LifeTec is continually updating information and materials, adding new workshops and ensuring content remains current and relevant to trends and developments in assistive technology. If there is a specific topic you wish to learn more about, and there is not a workshop available, we are happy to look at developing customised workshops.

For specific information on each event, please go to the Upcoming Events page.