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The Australian Institute of Social Relations is a Registered Training Organisation providing specialist education to the community services and health industries.

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Welcome to The Australian Institute of Social Relations

‘A just and equitable society in which diversity is valued, relationships are respectful, where people have a sense of connection and belonging and an opportunity to learn and develop.’

The Institute is a leading and dynamic centre of learning for the human services workforce. It provides a place where community and health workers can meet and participate in education that is responsive to their needs.

Our training is based on real workplace experiences. The depth and breadth of our experience has created a strong, inclusive and vibrant learning culture. We are responsive to the needs of our clients and their communities and our training is professionally and individually empowering for all participants. We are committed to achieving excellence in our work.  Our commitment makes a significant contribution to excellent service delivery both within South Australia and nationally.

We encourage you to get involved because there has never been a better time to study!

Latest News

  • Study for a career you’ll love – apply today!

    Just finished SACE? Thinking about your next career move? Why not try community services, one of Australia’s growth industries.

  • End of Year Office Hours

    The Australian Institute of Social Relations will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will reopen 9am Monday 5 January 2015.

  • Feature Course: Mental Health First Aid

    Would you know what to do if you encountered someone experiencing a mental health crisis? Like any type of crisis, being able to offer practical and timely assistance is critical. Our Mental Health First Aid course provides participants with knowledge and strategies to assist anyone suffering from a mental illness to get the help they need…

  • Meet the Trainer: Karen Bull

    Karen is passionate about the community services sector, but after suffering burnout and compassion fatigue several years ago, one on one client work was no longer an option for her. Looking for a change of pace, Karen joined the training team and the Institute and now teaches a range of qualifications and short courses, including Mental Health First Aid…

  • National Mediation Conference

    The National Mediation Conference brings together mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution professionals to discuss, engage and extend thinking with new ideas and tools that can be applied across this diverse sector.

  • A new approach to training in 2015

    In 2015, we are revolutionising the way we deliver qualifications, offering a more holistic approach to learning, more flexibility and more study opportunities to our students. Let us introduce you to the Community Services Skills Passport…

  • Graduations at the Institute

    Its graduation season here at the Institute! More than 50 people have completed their qualifications in recent months, with 10 attending the Institute’s first official graduation ceremony on 29 October…

  • Student Profile: Hannah Birch

    As a new mum living in the country and suffering from a chronic illness, flexibility was a must for Hannah when it came to studying. By working with the Institute to tailor training to meet her needs, Hannah has been able to complete her Certificate IV in Community Services Work and her future looks brighter than ever. Here’s her story…

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