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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

  • Getting students out of the classroom and into the kitchen

    For eight young people studying a Certificate II in Community Services Work through The Australian Institute of Social Relations, spending some time in the kitchen has been just the confidence boost they needed.

  • Identifying mental health risks during separation

    Jamie Lee, Principal Researcher at Relationships Australia (SA), recently attended the 13th Australian Institute of Family Studies conference in Melbourne, where he presented his findings on the effectiveness of universal mental health risk screening to identify mental health risks in families during mediation. Here are his findings…

  • Introducing an easier way to train your staff in Penelope

    In August 2014, we were very pleased to launch our Penelope Excellence Online End User Training. We understand that how your staff use Penelope has a direct correlation with how well they have been trained.

  • Student Profile: Vicki Stott

    Vicki was first exposed to the idea of becoming a Case Manager through her work as a Client Services Officer at Relationships Australia (SA). Since completing her Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) at the Institute, she has now gone on to secure a position as a Case Manager and is loving it! Here’s her story…

  • Penelope Excellence User Group Conference is coming!

    As you may be aware, the FRSA Conference will be held in Adelaide from 4 – 6 November 2014. To coincide with the conference and in response to requests at our quarterly Penelope Excellence User Group meetings, we are planning to host a Penelope Excellence User Group Conference on the 3 November 2014 in Adelaide.

  • Penelope Excellence Launches PEMS

    The Penelope Excellence consulting team is very pleased to announce a new service available to organisations currently using or considering using Penelope as their Case/Client Information System!

  • Workforce Development In Focus

    On Monday 7 July, the Australian Institute of Social Relations held a workforce development focus night to discuss the importance of workforce development for individuals, organisations and the community services sector as a whole.

  • Financial Counselling Australia National Conference

    More than 400 financial counsellors from across the country recently attended Financial Counselling Australia’s National Conference in Melbourne. The three day event was an opportunity for financial counselling professionals to discuss the sector’s big issues and network with others from their industry.

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