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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Delivering better outcomes: Training Opportunities

Last year was a big year for team QATSICPP and member organisations with the delivery of quality education and training focusing on QATSICPP Practice Standards and Supervision Framework.

In total, 252 participants attended from 13 family wellbeing services, 1 Recognised Entity and 1 mainstream NGO. Of the 252 participants:

  • 230 participants completed standard 1 (Module 1); Engaging the Child and Family
  • 230 completed standard 2, (module 2); Identifying the storyline
  • 224 completed standard 3, (module 3); Changing the storyline
  • 214 completed standard 4 (module 4); Establishing a new storyline and
  • 207 completing the supervision framework training.

The delivery of the standards and framework training has been well received by those who participated. We conducted a pre-and post-evaluation, prior to the start of each module and after each module with participants reporting a shift from fairly low to fairly high in their knowledge, understanding and confidence in applying the standards and framework in practice. Overall, participants rated the content and delivery of the standards workshop and supervision training between fairly high to very high.

As we continue to refine and improve on the content and delivery of the standards and framework, we value the feedback and ideas provided by those that participated and endeavour to incorporate these into future workshops and training.

As 2018 rolls on, we will see the continuation of the Practice Standards workshops and supervision framework training for family wellbeing sites in Brisbane (Brisbane ATSICHS, Kurbingui, Murri School) and across the Cape and the Torres Strait. This will include 'catch-up' workshops and training for those that couldn't attend the practice standards modules and/ or supervision framework training, as well as opportunities for targeted training and education for the sector.

Practice Standards and Supervision Framework Testimonies provided by participants:

"the standards set out how we pretty much work anyways. It's good to see it has been captured and is how a learning tool for the new and younger generations that step in our shoes, roles"
"solid summary of learning and linking ideas and examples back to standards"
"enjoyed the group work and the sharing of ideas"
"enjoyed the use of different activities to cover the content"
"All the activities were great and although some content was genetic it was inspiring to see how this model of supervision fits so well with the practice standards. We can only aspire to achieve this degree of integration with our mainstream practice and processes"

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Trauma Informed Short Course

The Healing Foundation in partnership Gallang Place Education and Training ( will be offering a trauma informed short course this year.

The short course comprises 5 unit of competencies:

  • develop a healing framework for SEWB;
  • promote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural safety;
  • recognise and respond to crisis situations;
  • work effectively in trauma informed care; and
  • work within a narrative approach.

For more information contact Gallang Place Education and Training on 07 3899 5041.

Services are encouraged to share and post on QATSICPP Facebook page any training opportunities or scholarships or to forward onto members of the QATSICPP team for distribution and/or promotion.

Scholarships Opportunities

For further information on Practice Standards workshop and/ or supervision framework training and/ or further professional development, please contact Sidney Williams, 0477 701 257 or email:

Standard 1: what was the most important thing you learnt from this module about engaging children, families and communities?

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Standard 2: What was the most important thing you learnt from this module about identifying the storyline?

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Standard 3: What was the most important thing you learnt from this module about changing the storyline?

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Standard 4: What was the most important thing you learnt from this module about establishing the storyline?

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Supervision Framework: What was the most important thing you learnt from this training?

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Participants from the Nhulundu Family Wellbeing Service, December 2017

Nhulundu Family Wellbeing Service

  • Child Protection Environment


    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak


    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.