Blue Knot Foundation is a policy and practice leader in both clinical and trauma-informed responses to complex trauma. Blue Knot Foundation provides professional development training (both in-house and public), supervision, consultancy and other services to practitioners, organisations and diverse personnel across sectors who work with adult survivors of childhood trauma.
The following are professional development training opportunities for practitioners and service delivery workers who work in the family relationships and child protection sectors. For an up-to-date and detailed calendar of professional development and training events, visit the Family Relationship Service Australia training page.
Bravehearts facilitates preventative education, professional development and awareness programs to a broad range of audiences around specialist therapeutic services and support to children and young people, adults and non-offending family members affected by child sexual assault. Customised training is also available.
Caraniche draws on the applied expertise of its staff to deliver professional development training in the health and welfare sector, including supervision and clinical skills, professional practice and critical incidents. They provide customised inhouse training that can be modified to meet specific learning needs and participant requirements.
CACET Global offers a wide range of unparalleled, compelling and unique child protection and awareness seminars designed to equip professionals and volunteers who work with children to manage and appropriately respond to suspicions of, or disclosures of child maltreatment throughout Australia and internationally.
Encompass regularly develop and deliver small group and workplace-based training for child protection workers, family support workers, youth workers, and community support workers. All training is informed by latest research and thinking, is evidence-based where applicable, and regularly updated.
FRSA list a range of training and workshop events for professionals looking to refresh their skills in a range of areas related to family relationship service provision.
Training workshops assist professionals to explore conflict and impart the essential principles and process of mediation.
In Safe Hands offers a wide variety of child protection workshops and online training for all sectors, including educators, community and health professionals. The workshops can be tailored to meet the service requirements of individual agencies.
This guide provides information on the many different training programs in psychotherapy and counselling offered by numerous training bodies across Australia and New Zealand.
Online Courses Australia offer a range of courses in the areas of education & childcare, community & aged care and family counselling.
Open Colleges offer a range of courses in the area of community services.
Orygen Youth Health has a comprehensive set of youth mental health training packages which have been developed for a wide range of settings and audiences to promote the understanding of mental health and mental illness, and to highlight the importance of early detection and treatment. Packages have been developed for schools, sporting groups, vocational services, corporate organisations, primary health care and tertiary health care providers.
Relationships Australia provides training for professionals and human services workers to develop specialist counselling, mediation and management skills in the area of relationships. Training is provided from basic to advanced professional competency levels.
SNAICC lists a range of Indigenous-focused professional development training resources in the areas of governance and management, community and family services and family violence and sexual assault.
The Signs of Safety is an innovative strengths-based, safety-organised approach to child protection casework. Licensed trainers and consultants assist practitioners and agencies to learn and implement the Signs of Safety approach are available in Europe, North America, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Trainers can provide training and ongoing practitioner support in the approach; consultants are equipped and experienced to assist organisations to implement the approach. Licensed Signs of Safety trainers and consultants work together with their colleagues in their own country co-ordinated by country-based Signs of Safety Business Managers.
TGA is a a database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia. It is the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users.
Upskilled offer a range of courses in the area of community services.
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CCWT's range of courses in Child Protection, Early Intervention and Family Work and Out-of-home Care Streams contain information and/or skill development in the latest best practices in child protection to provide a way for workers to maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills.
Child Care New South Wales partners with TAFE NSW Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) in offering discounted training on units of study of critical importance to early childhood education and care services in NSW.
Community Services provides free training to the NGOs that it funds, through its two training programs, the NGO training program and the specialist homelessness services learning & development program.
The Institute of Family Practice provides a range of affordable quality professional development short courses directed at practitioners, managers and teams within organisations, VET qualifications and consultancy training.
Interrelate offers "knowledge through experience" in the form of training for professionals. See the menu options on the web page for further information.
A joint initiative of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health (Child Protection Practice) has been developed in consultation with representatives from child protection, paediatrics, Aboriginal health work, public health, remote area nursing, early childhood centres and schools. The stream recognises the emerging discipline of remote child protection practice.
Foster Care Queensland provides courses on a requirement basis and are aimed at child protection professionals who work closely with carers.
Relationships Australia provides customised training to external organisations by request, delivering a wide range of facilitated learning experiences that are relevant to human service work.
Dulwich Centre is an independent centre in Adelaide, Australia involved in narrative therapy, community work, training, publishing, supporting practitioners in different parts of the world, and co-hosting international conferences. Their website provides a gateway to information about narrative therapy and collective narrative practice.
Alma Family Therapy Centre is a private psychotherapy and counselling practice and teaching centre located in the inner southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. Teaching programs and supervision in psychotherapy and family therapy are available.
Cairnmillar is a provider of counselling and psychotherapy, learning and development programs, community education and professional training.
CatholicCare (formerly Centacare) offer programs to professionals and members of the community interested in counselling and community services.
CFCCFW provide sector training, facilitate and publish research, advocate through campaigns and media relations, and sustain programs in key areas of the child and family services sector, including state care. The centre is a not-for-profit peak body for nearly 100 child and family services in Victoria.
drummond street services offers training to facilitate a range of multi-week programs for families that aim to support and build capacity and negotiate the various transitions across the family life course. They also provide qualified and experienced practitioners, including: family educators, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, family therapists, youth workers and community development professionals. drummond street services develop curriculum and provide professional development to a range of workers in the family services sector and beyond.
RELATEWELL provides professional development programs for psychologists, counsellors, social workers, teachers and mediators working in the area of supporting relationships, marriage and family.
Professional training for counsellors, team leaders, and practitioners via face-to-face training and national online training for professionals who work with step-families.
The Bouverie Centre promotes Family Sensitive Training (FaST) training and support resources, developed to assist mental health services and practitioners to operate and practise in ways that are more respectful and inclusive of families. They provide academic courses, professional development, workplace training, and consultation services.
The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) Link website provides information about training and resources available to community organisations. It includes information about trainers and consultants who can assist community sector organisations to build their capacity, information and support for community organisations wanting to engage a skilled volunteer and a calendar of low cost training, conferences, seminars and events.
The Victorian Skills Gateway is the new online one-stop-shop for information about vocational training in Victoria. This site provides a list of training providers who offer training in Child, Youth and Family Intervention.
Anglicare WA Training Services delivers a range of practical professional development opportunities that reflect best practice and the real needs of the workplace.
The Drug and Alcohol Office provides training, resources and workplace and organisational support to agencies that work with people affected by drug and alcohol use.