April 2024 Playspace development: design, management, maintenance

Play Australia is offering its very popular two-day training program in 2024, to enable all participants to access and understand both best practice and current Playground Standards applicable to the management, development, design and maintenance of playspaces throughout Australia today. 

Playspace Development Training Play Australia

At the conclusion of 2 days, participants will be able to:

 Day 1 – Playspace design and development

 Day 2 - Management and maintenance

  • Understand the importance of play and identify major categories of play behaviour including how children with disabilities use playgrounds;
  • Apply the current Australian Standards to the design of equipment and facilities
  • Identify innovation in design and development of play opportunities for children, in particular, on issues relating to access to playgrounds for all groups of children;
  • Understand impact area and ground surface issues and the role of shade;
  • Apply the hierarchy of rules and regulations;
  • Early childhood requirements
  • The philosophy of risk management.
  • Better manage playgrounds to protect organizations from liability;
  • Differentiate between a risk and a hazard;
  • Undertake a maintenance and safety inspection of a playground;
  • Conduct a safety audit and structure a detailed safety audit report;
  • Perform ongoing management of an asset: replace, repair, remove, associated costs, and
  • Develop and operate an effective maintenance program + much more!


Presenters will include people with leading expertise from across Australia. A range of training methods will be utilised to ensure that the program meets the needs of all participants.

Presentations and on site case studies will be included.

Lunch and morning tea will be provided (please advise in advance of any dietary requirements).

Participants will receive a Level 1 and 2 Certificate issued by Play Australia upon completion.

Program limited to 20 participants.


Play Australia members receive the discounted rate. *

Two days
$975 per member
$1475 per non member
(GST inclusive)

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Play Australia members will be emailed a DISCOUNT CODE to enter in order to access the discounted cost.
Play Australia members are then able to book and pay immediately online for their training via PayPal secure payment method.

Paypal is preferred, but EFT can be arranged.

A tax invoice will be issued following your online registration. If a purchase order number is required, please obtain and forward to Play Australia. Your registration will be confirmed following receipt of payment.

*Play Australia Large Organisational Members are eligible to register 4 participants per annum at the discounted rate. Play Australia Small Organisational Members are eligible to register 2 participants per annum at the discounted rate.


Spaces are limited, register now!


April 17th, 2024 9:00 AM to April 18th, 2024 4:00 PM
Conference Room - Westerfolds Park
Fitzsimons Lane
Templestowe, VIC 3106
Mobile: 0415 292 030
Event Fee
Playspace Development 2-Day Training $ 1,475.00 (includes GST of $ 134.09)