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 that show you how to assist anyone suffering from a mental illness to get the help they need… Continue Reading

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 at the Institute and now teaches a range of qualifications and short courses, including Mental Health First Aid… Continue Reading

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. This year the conference was held in Melbourne, with nine staff members from The Australian Institute of Social Relations and Relationships Australia (SA) attending the event… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Graduations at the Institute

It’s 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… Continue Reading

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…  Continue Reading

Learning to Teach Online

Online learning has become more and more popular in recent years, allowing people to access quality education and training regardless of their location. Recognising the importance of embracing online learning, five staff from the Australian Institute of Social Relations recently took part in a ‘Learning to Teach Online’ course… Continue Reading

FRSA Conference a big hit!

Learning, laughter and Andrew O’Keefe, this year’s Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) Conference had it all! Held annually in a different city around the country, the FRSA Conference brings together a range of professionals who support families to discuss and plan the future of service delivery in the human services field… Continue Reading

2015 Training Information Sessions

Study community services with a leading training provider in 2015! The Australian Institute of Social Relations will be holding an information session in the Riverland, providing you with information about nationally recognised training on offer in 2015.  Continue Reading

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