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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidenced-based form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Unlike other models of psychotherapy, ACT does not target symptom reduction, but aims to maximise a person’s potential to create a meaningful and full life by using processes such as mindfulness, acceptance and value-driven action. At this workshop you will learn: The six core principles of ACT and how to use them clinically Case conceptualisation skills from an ACT perspective Tools... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Carer Workshop - Supporting children and young people with disability

This workshop is presented by Ability First and ACWA with support from DSS. It is primarily aimed at carers, but caseworkers supporting carers are also welcome. It is free and will be presented online. The following area will be covered: What are some of the indicators of development disability or developmental delay? Foster carers often have young children in their care and may be the first people outside their biological families to spend any real time with these children, which... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention CHC50313

This qualification equips you to work with children and young people in residential and non-residential settings. The core units focus on child protection, case management and responding to the needs of your client. This may include carrying out activities related to improving a child or young person's physical or emotional wellbeing. Trauma informed practice underpins all of the skills taught in this qualification. [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC50313.
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management (CHCCSM005)
  • Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families (CHCPRT012)
  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes (CHCMGT005)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Build professional practice and sectoral expertise (CHCPRT006)
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care (CHCMHS007)
  • Develop workplace communication strategies (CHCCOM003)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
  • Respond to client needs (CHCCCS016)
  • Assess co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
  • Analyse client information for service planning and delivery (CHCDEV003)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs (CHCPRT010)
  • Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families (CHCPRT004)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention CHC50313

This qualification equips you to work with children and young people in residential and non-residential settings. The core units focus on child protection, case management and responding to the needs

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Self paced
Approximately 800 hours
2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Venue TBA

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Assessment and Referral Skills

Effective assessment and referral is essential for positive client outcomes. Discover what it takes to make an assessment that is accurate, authentic and person-centred. Build skills in referring in a way that reflects client needs and maximises the likelihood of successful engagement with the new service. This course consists of a written distance package and other supporting resources. When you enrol into this course you will be given access directly to the material. The cost... [More]
$250 Limited inc GST
Assessment and Referral Skills

<p>Effective assessment and referral is essential for positive client outcomes. <br/>Discover what it takes to make an assessment that is accurate, authentic and person-centred. Build skills in

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Self paced
Approximately 40 hours
2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Venue TBA

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Child Protection - Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk (Assessment Only)

Register for this course if you would like to undertake assessment against the listed unit of competency. [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015.
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
$150 Limited GST free
Child Protection - Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk (Assessment Only)

Register for this course if you would like to undertake assessment against the listed unit of competency.

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Self paced

2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Self paced assessment

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE

Quality provision of Out of Home care starts with quality foster care placements for children, and these start with quality carer assessments. Making good, evidenced based decisions about carer applicants' suitability means fewer placement breakdowns for children who have already experienced enough trauma in their lives. Successful completion of this two-part course allows use of Step by Step assessment tools for foster care, relative/kinship care, carer review and Guardianship.... [More]
$290 Limited GST free
Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE

<p>Quality provision of Out of Home care starts with quality foster care placements for children, and these start with quality carer assessments. Making good, evidenced based decisions about carer

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Self paced
Approximately 28 hours
2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Self paced assessment
Four-day courses with availability are currently 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st March (in person in Sydney), 18th, 19th, 25th 26th May (Zoom). The course runs every second month throughout 2023, alternating Zoom/in person.

Infection Control in Foster Care and Residential Care Settings

This short online course covers the basics in managing infection control of your home and in residential home settings. It is targeted at foster carers and workers in residential care settings, but is also of value to the general workplace. It is loosely based on the unit of competency HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures. You will learn about: common illnesses caused by germs how to prevent the spread of germs how to identify possible... [More]
$30 Limited GST free
Infection Control in Foster Care and Residential Care Settings

<p>This short online course covers the basics in managing infection control of your home and in residential home settings. It is targeted at foster carers and workers in residential care settings, but

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Self paced

2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Venue TBA
Within 48 hours of registering into this course you will be contacted by CCWT with information on how to access course materials For groups of more than 10 people, please contact Yasmin Stein at yasmin@acwa.asn.au for a discounted price.

Debriefing Skills (Distance Delivery)

Please note: This course is only available via credit card payment at the time of registration. Students will receive a self paced learning guide and assessment booklet and can access support through the CCWT team. Are you a manager or team leader who supervises client-centered staff? Do you debrief staff after a difficult situation or support them through a crisis intervention? Do you want to ensure your supervision is working for all? This module examines the range of methods by... [More]
$250 Limited GST free
Debriefing Skills (Distance Delivery)

<p>Please note: This course is only available via credit card payment at the time of registration. Students will receive a self paced learning guide and assessment booklet and can access support

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Self paced

2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Venue TBA

Step by Step Familiarisation ONLINE (Print at home)

PLEASE ONLY ENROL IN THIS COURSE IF YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION FROM JO ROACH, LOUISE MULRONEY or TRACIE FLEMING This self-directed online course is designed for experienced assessors whose reports have been reviewed. On enrolment, assessors will be: 1. Posted: • Foster Care Manual for Assessors (Manuals are only ever available in hard copy) value $100 2. Emailed electronic copies to print at home of: • Assessment Record (113 pages) • Information Pack (28 pages) • Child-Carer Matching... [More]
$390 Limited GST free
Step by Step Familiarisation ONLINE (Print at home)

<p>PLEASE ONLY ENROL IN THIS COURSE IF YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION FROM JO ROACH, LOUISE MULRONEY or TRACIE FLEMING</p><p>This self-directed online course is designed for experienced assessors whose reports

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Self paced
Approximately 5 hours
2022-12-09 2022-12-09
Venue TBA

Complex Trauma and Mental Health

The Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACE study) outlines the detrimental legacy left in the wake of complex childhood trauma. Yet, these early negative experiences do not need to define or determine one’s life and experience of Self. Understanding the impacts of complex trauma and the relationship with adult mental health symptoms is a key step in transforming this legacy. Understanding the impact of complex trauma on the brain (neurological structures and functions), psychology... [More]
$540 Limited GST free
Complex Trauma and Mental Health

<p>The Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACE study) outlines the detrimental legacy left in the wake of complex childhood trauma. Yet, these early negative experiences do not need to define or

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.