Foster Carers Learning Pathways

Learning Opportunities for Foster Carers


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

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

Online e-Learning


Foster 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 foster carers.

These face to face workshops are managed by Foster Carer Learning. They are available to approved foster carers to further develop their core skills and knowledge for working with chidlren 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 -

Enrolment Process:

Enrolment to these workshops is via:

Online - complete the online enrolment form,

Mail - complete an enrolment form and post,

Email - 

Phone - 9218-5500


Preparation Training (Self Paced)
This programme is for new applicants / country carers 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.



Core Learning (within first 12 months)


Recommended Learning (1-2 yrs)


Special Interest Topics


Core Learning (within first 12 months)

Recommended Learning (1-2 yrs)

Special Interest Topics

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