Foster & Family Carers Learning Pathways

Learning Opportunities for Foster & Family Carers  (PENDING UPDATE FOR 2019)

Why?

  • We believe that carers are the key agents of change for children in care
  • We believe that it is essential that carers are well supported to continue to develop skills in this role
  • We believe that carers who are supported, and have access to excellent learning opportunities, will be better carers, and remain carers for longer
  • We believe that all carers have the right to ongoing learning opportunities, and to be able to access this in a variety of ways

New for 2018: The Foster Carer Library  <-- now available, click here for more details

The Department is proud to offer the following learning opportunities to carers.

Online e-Learning

 

Foster & Family Carer Development Workshops

The following online modules will take about 45-60 mins to complete,and generally provide an overview of the topic.

These have been selected due to their relevance to the role of carers.

These face to face workshops are managed by Foster Carer Learning. They are available to approved carers to further develop their core skills and knowledge for working with children in care, and the child protection system.

Enrolment Process:

You will need to obtain a 'moodle' account to be able to access these courses. Most courses are then available via self-enrolment.

To obtain a 'moodle' account please contact:

Foster Carer Learning on 9218-5500  or

Email -  fosterworkshops@communities.wa.gov.au

Enrolment Process:

Enrolment to these workshops is via:

Online - complete the online enrolment form,

Mail - complete an enrolment form and post,

Email - fosterworkshops@communities.wa.gov.au 

Phone - 9218-5500

 

Preparation Training (Self Paced)
This programme is for new applicants  who are unable to attend the face to face training. This is only available on a restricted basis. Please contact your assessor, or Foster Carer Learning to discuss enrolment.

 

POST APPROVAL LEARNING

Core Learning (within first 12 months)

 

Recommended Learning (1-2 yrs)

 

Special Interest Topics


New in 2018 (short e-Learning courses - no login required)

 

Core Learning (within first 12 months)

Recommended Learning (1-2 yrs)

Special Interest Topics

New in 2019

  • All About Me!
  • Circle of Security (3 sessions)
  • Responding to Traumatised Infants & Young Children
  • What makes a good Foster Carer?

Contact: Steven.Jones@communities.wa.gov.au


   Click on logo to access the TCI COMMUNITY   (NB access by invitation after completing a 3 day TCI course)

Webinar by Dr Niall Campbell (Headspace) as a follow up to a workshop held 31st July 2018.

Open to carers, staff and other people who support children in care.

This Webinar has been CANCELLED

To enrol please contact the Foster Carer Learning Team - 9218-5500 - foster.workshops@cpfs.wa.gov.au