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PEG Tubes, Non-Accredited (Adelaide)

The aim of this training program is to ensure care and support workers can safely provide support for clients who have a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. This course includes delivery of nutrition, hydration and medication.


FREE per person



About this experience

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain an understanding of the following concepts:

  • What a PEG tube is

  • Reasons why a PEG tube may be inserted

  • Methods of administering nutrition and hydration via PEG tube

  • Safe administration of medication via PEG tube*

  • The wider care team

  • Care of the stoma site

  • Psychosocial impacts and considerations for holistic care for a client with a PEG tube

  • The importance of oral hygiene

  • Risk management, troubleshooting and problem-solving

*Medication Competency
As this course includes administration of medication, all participants must have general medication competency to be assessed on administration of medication via PEG.

Course Structure & Competency
The course is delivered across 6 hours in the classroom and includes theory, practical activities and a theory knowledge test. To receive a Certificate of Attendance, all attendees must attend the entire classroom session, complete all practical components to a satisfactory level and achieve a 90% pass rate in the theory knowledge test.

Practical activities include practice and demonstration of competency in:

  • administration of nourishment via syringe (push & gravity)

  • administration of nourishment via pump

  • water flushes

  • administration of medication via PEG tube*

A Certificate of Attendance is issued listing all topics and components of the training stating simulation only. It is recommended that employers follow this training with workplace-based assessments to determine competency.