A reputation for excellence
The Australian Institute of Social Relations RTO 102358 is the training division of Relationships Australia SA. We have provided high quality, accessible and cost-effective health and community services training, to a wide range of professional groups since 2004.
We bring together current evidence-based research, professional education and direct service delivery experience – offering a unique foundation for all our training.
We recognise that quality services rely on quality staff. We are committed to assisting staff to gain skills, knowledge, and attitudes that ensure quality community and human services. Our nationally recognised training includes qualifications in family dispute resolution, counselling, youth work, and community services. We also provide a range of professional development workshops in children’s services, therapeutic practice and disability work.
Our significant training partners include:
- Helping Hand Aged Care and Forgotten Australians – Working with Aged Care Clients Who Experienced Childhood Trauma in Care
- Attorney General’s Department – AVERT Family Violence Training and The Family Law DOORS
- Department of Communities and Social Inclusion – Child Focused Practice Online
- Housing SA – Child Focused Practice State-wide delivery
- Medtronic – Humankind – Support for people with chronic illness
- Professor Jennifer McIntosh – Children Beyond Dispute
- The Crowne Plaza – Cultural Fitness Training
- General Practice SA – SQUARE (National suicide prevention training)
A distinctive philosophy and approach
The Institute’s flexible approach to education and training comes from four distinctive features:
Working in partnership
- We work in partnership with communities, organisations, teams, and individuals, striving to develop skills and competencies that can be applied within real job contexts.
- The Institute offers individual modules or combinations of nationally recognised competencies; full Certificates or Diplomas; customised workforce development programs; peer-mentoring options and/or courses and programs with a focus on interpersonal skill development.
A focus on the individual
- We cater for individual need; we understand that for some people, nationally accredited qualifications are very important; and for others, building capacity and focusing on sustainable outcomes is more important.
What is Social Relations?
‘A person constructs a sense of identity in relation to family, other people, cultural practices, gender, social class, social/political systems, sexuality, geographic location and physical and mental abilities’.
The Institute’s multidisciplinary approach to Social Relations draws upon the disciplines of psychology, sociology and anthropology; examining from different angles, how people organise and make meaning of the worlds in which they live.
Social Relations has particular relevance for people whose professional careers require a broad understanding of people’s lived experiences and relationships. Learning within a Social Relations framework enhances;
- personal relationships and interpersonal skills
- workplace relations with peers, managers, and clients
- engagement with and sense of belonging to the community
The Institute is an approved RTO, recognised in 2004 by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations as a national Community Services and Health Skills Centre.
To date, over five thousand students have accessed our online training.