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This course is an introduction to restorative practice and building restorative relationships as part of community sector work. It discusses the intentional use of restorative approaches in the context of family work, counselling, and case management.

Restorative Practice is a term used to describe a way of behaving which helps to:

  • build and maintain healthy relationships,
  • resolve difficulties and
  • repair harm where there has been conflict.

Learners will be introduced to:

  1. What are Restorative Relationships
  2. Values and Principles of Restorative Practice
  3. How to Build Restorative Relationships

The Restorative Relationships course is a pre-requisite for the Family Group Conferencing Coordinator Training course.

Who can participate?

This is an introductory level course and no prior knowledge is required.

If you are intending to use the training for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, it is the responsibility of the individual to check with their relevant professional body and their CPD guidelines.

Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion .

Training Program Format

The training program is provided as an interactive online course involving audiovisual presentations, video lectures and interviews, interactive case studies and quizzes.

System Requirements

For accessing training a HTML5 compatible Web browser (Edge, Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.) is recommended as well as the Adobe Flash Player (plugin/extension).

Additionally, a PDF reader (such as Adobe Reader, OpenPDF, Foxit etc.) and Microsoft Office Word (or equivalent) is required to open some resources.

For a good experience with video and audio content, we recommend a broadband internet connection or a 4G wireless internet connection.

If you experience technical difficulties when using the e-learning platform, visit the Help Centre for further troubleshooting advice or consider contacting your workplace’s IT department. After completing your own troubleshooting, the Australian Institute of Social Relations is available to assist (see Help Centre for contact details).



Training Program at a Glance

  • Access available immediately after enrolment
  • A minimum of 3 hours, or the equivalent of approximately 1/2 a day, is required to complete the course
  • Certificate of completion provided
  • English language only

Accessibility Information

If you do not find the delivery of this online learning accessible for your needs, please contact us at to discuss alternatives.

Related Courses

Family Group Conferencing Coordinator Training

Learn how to facilitate Family Group Conferencing for families where concerns have been raised for the wellbeing and safety of a child or young person. This training teaches coordinators a strengths-based and inclusive approach, assisting families to develop an agreement on how to provide safe, permanent, and stable care arrangements for their child or young person.

The Restorative Relationships course is a pre-requisite to the Family Group Conferencing Coordinator training.

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