2019 Mental Health First Aid Training Dates Released

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Nabenet Health are pleased to announce that following the success of our 2018 Mental Health First Aid Training courses we will be running three courses in 2019. Bookings are now open. To secure your place please contact Gabrielle Pearson on (03)9981 9888 or Course Dates are 20th & 21st March, 22nd & 23rd May and the 4th & 5th of September.

To view our Mental Health First Aid brochure click here

Nabenet Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Quality Accreditation

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Nabenet are pleased to announce that we have received ISO 9001:2015 Quality Accreditation following our re-certification audit in August 2018.

Nabenet’s Quality Management System conforms to ISO 9001:2015 (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016) as assessed by Global Certification Pty Ltd.

Global Certification Pty Ltd, is an Accredited Third Party Certification Body. Global Certification is a ‘quality focused’ organisation operating on the basis of documented policies and procedures that comply with ISO IEC 17021 and ISO IEC 17065. The International General Criteria for Certification Bodies operating Quality and/or Environmental system certification.

Our re-certification comes following the 2012 implementation of a thorough quality management system that guides the day to day operations of Nabenet. Re-certification is an important part of providing the best possible service to meet the needs of our clients.

‘Maintaining our Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Accreditation again is evidence of the value and importance we place on having thorough and up to date Quality Management Systems in our organisation so we are well placed to meet client needs’.

Claire Nichol, Director

Quality auditing and Certification

The quality management system (QMS) standard provides a methodology for building, sustaining and improving quality performances.


Improve Safety & Return to Work

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The Nabenet team specialise in ergonomic assessments. For the past 14 years we have been assisting companies to reduce workplace injuries through our tailored on-site services delivered by our team of health professionals.


Our team includes staff qualified and experienced in conducting ergonomic work station assessments on individuals or group training sessions.  We can provide ergonomic and injury management advice on the day and provide equipment recommendations where required in a detailed report following the assessment/s.

Call us on (03) 9981 9888

Or click to email our Nabenet Health Manager

Hockeyroos – Emily Hurtz Update – Hockey World Cup London

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Nabenet would like to congratulate Emily Hurtz and the Hockeyroos on their fourth place at the recent Hockey World Cup held in London.

After finishing top of their Group and beating Argentina in a quarter final shoot out, Australia lost to the eventual champions Netherlands in a semi-final shoot out.

Next up for the Hockeyroos is the Hockey Pro League including international matches in Melbourne against Netherlands and Belgium in early 2019.


Winner ‘Best New Starter OES’ and ‘Best New Starter NES’

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Congratulations to two of our New Starters Nick Fogarty and Zac Watkins. On Friday July 20th 2018, Nick and Zac received Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association awards for ‘Best New Starter’ in their respective roles as OES and NES consultants for Nabenet.

This award recognised Nick and Zac’s achievement in assisting Victorian employers and injured workers to return injured workers to safe and sustainable employment.

We would like to congratulate Nick and Zac on their outstanding contribution to the Occupational Rehabilitation industry here in Victoria.


Congratulations 2018 ARPA Finalists Announced

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Nabenet would like to congratulate the following staff who have been announced as finalists in the 2018 Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association Awards.

  • Nick Fogarty (Best New Starter – Original Employer Services)
  • Ann-Maree Devescovi (Best New Starter – New Employer Services)
  • Zac Watkins (Best New Starter – New Employer Services)
  • Leah Dighton (RTW Achievement Psychological Claim)
  • Charlotte Ashton (RTW Achievement Physical Claim)
  • James McNeil (Outstanding Consultant – Original Employer Services)
  • Mark Manokaran (Innovation in RTW)

Congratulations and good luck to the finalists!


Emily Hurtz – 2018 World Cup Hockey Team

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Nabenet wishes to congratulate Emily Hurtz.

Following Emily’s success in the Australian team at the recent Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast, Emily has been selected in the 2018 World Cup Hockey Team for Australia. The Hockeyroos, Australia’s women’s team, has won the World Cup on two previous occasions; in 1994 and 1998. Most recently they were runners-up in 2014.

Emily has now played 106 games for the Hockeyroos. Emily is currently the Victorian Captain and plays for the Hawthorn Hockey Club. Emily is also a registered nurse.

As Emily’s sponsor we are looking forward to supporting her throughout the World Cup from 21st July to August 5th this year.

 Good luck Emily.

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Courses

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Upcoming Courses

June 6th & 7th 2018

August 22nd & 23rd 2018

Melbourne CBD $500 plus GST

Nabenet Health offers Mental Health First Aid training in the workplace. This course will teach you how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves.

The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA guidelines.

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.


For further information about the course or to make a booking please contact Lisa Kelly on (03)9981 9888 or

To read Claire Nichol’s article on Mental Health First Aid Training in the workplace click here

2018 Regional Morning Tea Series

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5 Best Practice Strategies to Engage Your Workers in Return to Work

Employers are responsible for managing their employee’s RTW after a workplace injury. Our 2018 regional training series will give you an insight from a Senior Occupational Rehabilitation Manager about the best and most effective strategies to motivate and engage workers in their own successful return to work.
Scott Krasauskas (Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Shepparton)
Carly Anderson (Gippsland)
Spaces are Limited – Bookings Essential

Mandatory Flu Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers

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Written by Mark Manokaran – Nabenet Health Manager

The provision of influenza vaccination programs to all staff in residential aged care homes will be compulsory from May, 2018. The moves comes amid the staggering results of a national survey conducted across residential care homes which showed a significant link between increased staff immunisation and lower aged care flu outbreaks. The Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care recently advised that aged care homes with only a quarter of their staff vaccinated had a 25% higher rate of flu outbreaks than those with more than three quarters vaccinated.

The national survey also revealed that 43% of the 2609 residential aged care homes reported at least one influenza outbreak in 2017. Alarmingly, only 3.5% of facilities had the recommended staff coverage of over 95% or higher to gain herd immunity.

Those providing in-house staff vaccination programs had higher coverage than those who only encouraged staff to go to an external provider.

“Vaccination is imperative for staff and residents in aged care, where the flu can spread quickly and have devastating consequences,” said Minister Wyatt. 

 Nabenet Health provides onsite flu vaccination programs for facilities with no travel*, booking or administrative charges – contact us now on 9981 9888 or to book in your flu vaccination program.

 *metropolitan and wider Melbourne areas only. Regional areas may require additional travel fees 


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