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About our workshops
The National Caregiver Training Programme offers workshops for a range of caregivers and registered caregivers. If you are a caregiver for Child, Youth and Family you need to complete the 'ways to care' preparation programme before you can attend these workshops. If you are an NGO caregiver you may be asked to take part in our introductory course, called Caregiver Induction before you attend any other workshops.
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If you're not a registered caregiver and are interested in becoming a foster carer, you can contact Child, Youth and Family on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459), or visit the caregivers section of their website.
If you are unsure about which course is right for you, or would like further information, please contact us
About our workshops
If you would like to apply for any of these workshops please check out our calendar for up and coming dates, and then you can download an application form to apply.
This course identifies a range of child developmental milestones and how you can provide the child in your care opportunities for further development. On this course you'll learn:
|Attachment and Resilience||
This course will help you to build healthy attachments and contribute to building resilience. On this course you'll learn:
|Understanding and Managing Behaviour||
On this course you'll how to manage the behaviour of the child in your care more effectively. On this course you'll learn:
|Maltreatment and Family Violence||
This course will help you to identify child abuse and neglect and respond appropriately. On this course you'll learn:
|Health and Wellbeing||
This course offers you great tips on how to provide a healthy environment. In this course you'll learn:
|Safety and Prevention||
This course will help you to understand how to keep you the carer, the child in your care and their biological family safe. In this course you'll learn:
|Identity and Belonging||
This course will help you to support the child to maintain family and cultural connections. On this course you'll learn:
This course will help you to understand the impact of the law on your care situation. On this course you'll learn:
This course will help you further your skills to foster and develop teamwork and effective communication important for the child in your care. On this course you'll learn:
This course will help you to understand how to strengthen yourself and your family in your foster care role. On this course you'll learn:
|Working with Adolescents||
This course will help you to understand and appropriately respond to a young person with behavioural issues. On this course you'll learn:
Strengthening Engagement is a one-day workshop about engaging with purpose.
This workshop aims to explore engagement from a workers (carers) perspective.
Everyday, we are working with children and young people who present with various behaviours. Understanding the underlying reasons behind their behaviours is only part of our role.
This workshop explores key aspects of having an informed response to a child and young person's journey through using the right engagement.
We have an exciting range of advanced workshops coming soon. We'll keep this page updated with information about our advanced workshops shortly.
We also offer a Caregiver Induction workshop for caregivers with Non-Government organisations. For any NGOs who are interested in making this course available to caregivers, please contact the Programme Administrator to chat about how we can work with you.
This course is designed to help people who are about to have a child placed with them, or who are new to the role of caregiving. It is recommended as a prerequisite to other courses available in the National Caregiver Training Programme.
Caregiver Induction focuses on the essential needs of caregivers. This course is designed to make sure it is suitable for all caregivers, or anyone who is caring for someone else's child. On this course you'll learn: