Australian Bobath Training Association

Course Calendar

The following courses in the Bobath concept are scheduled for 2019.
Further courses for 2019 including Advanced courses are being planned, so check back regularly.

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No courses in your area? If you are interested in running a course in your region, or at your hospital, contact Australian Bobath Tutors Association.  We can tailor a course to suit your needs.

PLEASE NOTE: Any queries re course enrolment should go through the given course contact. ABTA places all confirmed courses on the website, unless course is internal to a particular health service.

For APA co-ordinated courses please see their Web site for a full list and online registration:

“What is Normal Movement?” Courses 2019

Prerequisite – open to qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists.  Some courses may be OT or PT specific. Contact convenor for further details.
Prerequisite for Basic Bobath Course (Adult Hemiplegia)
NB: All “What is Normal Movement” courses will have a particular theme. Any of the themes qualify as a prerequisite for the Basic Bobath Course.


Dates / Location Theme Contact
25 – 26 May 2019
Flinders Medical Centre
Bedford Park, SA
Role of Head & Neck in Standing Balance Clara Fu
25 – 26 May 2019
15 – 16 June 2019
St Georges Hospital
Kew, VIC
Getting out of bed Kim Brock
4 – 5 July 2019
Redcliffe Hospital, Queensland
Functional Reach and Grasp
6 – 7 July 2019
Redcliffe Hospital, Queensland
Stepping & Walking
20 – 21 July 2019
North East Health, Wangaratta, Vic
Reach & Grasp – The Functional Arm External places now available
3 – 4 August 2019
Hands & Feet APA
21 – 22 September 2019
Neurorehab Group, Mt Waverley
Locomotion Kim Jennings
All funds generated from this course will be donated to a charity supporting human rights.
10 – 11 October 2019
Traralgon, Vic
Stepping and Walking
16 – 17 November 2019
Princess Alexandra Hospital
23 – 24 November 2019
Occupational therapy dept SCGH Perth
Reach and grasp

Basic Bobath Courses 2019
(Adults with Neurological Conditions)

Prerequisite – completion of “What is Normal Movement?” course
Wherever feasible, the courses will now be run in two parts – two weeks, then a final week 2-3 months later.
NB: There is a single case design or essay component to be completed between 2nd and 3rd week of the course.

Dates Location Contact
5th April – 18th April 2019
28th June – 2nd July 2019

Port Macquarie Base Hospital Kathleen Archer
22nd April – 3rd May 2019
25th June – 29th June 2019

Darwin (Palmerston) Aleka Freijah
6th June – 17th June 2019
12th September – 16th September 2019

Peter James Centre, Burwood Campus, Eastern Health, Vic Sarah Osiurak
15th – 19th & 22nd – 26th November 2019
1st February – 5th February 2020

St George’s Hospital, Kew Melissa Birnbaum

Advanced Bobath Courses 2019
(Adult with Neurological Conditions)

Prerequisite – 6 months clinical experience following completion of IBITA recognized Basic Bobath Course (Adult Hemiplegia)

Dates / Location Theme Contact
1 June – 5 June, 2019
St Vincents, Melbourne (St Georges Campus, Kew)
The Perceptual Patient One place remaining!
Sophie Muir
Kim Jennings
9 September – 13 September, 2019
TBA Natasha Selenitsch
Kim Jennings
23 October – 27 October, 2019
Kingston centre
TBA Kirsty Angus