At the cutting edge

The Australian Institute of Social Relations is at the leading edge of innovative resource development for community service practice.

We have developed a wide range of learning resources for community service workers and community sector organisations. These include formal self-paced materials for the Certificate IV in Youth Work and materials for shorter programs aligned to national competencies on topics such as Responding to Crisis, Facilitating Cooperative Behaviour and Facilitating Learning.

In partnership with universities and other agencies we have developed widely used Suicide Prevention and Family Violence resources. Our resources support individuals and workplaces to make use of ‘learning moments’ as they arise, rather than depending solely on classroom learning experiences. Learning resources also assist workplaces to provide induction and individual training programs which are tailored to the requirements of their workplace.

Our resources include electronic and print-based materials and programs. Some are free and others are available for purchase.


AVERT Family Violence

AVERT is an online multidisciplinary training package about family domestic violence for workers within the family law system.

The Family Law DOORS

This screening and risk assessment framework and training package assists professionals to better manage and deal with clients’ post separation issues. More information is available at

A Fair Share: Negotiating Your Property Settlement

A Fair Share is a training resource for family mediators helping people negotiate property settlements. The resource includes a booklet and DVD, both of which are available from our online shopfront.

Mental Health Learning Guide

Developed for the Central North Adelaide Health Service (CNAHS) this learning guide aims to improve the way mental health services work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Point of Contact

Point of Contact is a training package for frontline workers dealing with children who have experienced family violence. A printed copy is available at no cost through FaHCSIA and the Australian Government Office for Women by calling 1800 050 009.

Respond SA

On the Respond SA website you will find free resources about adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, including videos, tips, reports and a mental health care plan. ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ is a downloadable booklet in which men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, share stories of survival, hope and healing. Helpful for professionals, family members or friends.

Square – Suicide, QUestions, Answers and REsources

This stand-alone educational resource and support package aims to assist professionals with suicide risk assessment, intervention and follow up. More information is available at

Therapeutic Parenting with Relationship and Regulation Program

To access related resources for this 6-week small group program for parents and carers, visit this link. Please note that a password is required to access this page, this can be found in your course manual.

Yarnin’ up Hep C

The Yarnin’ Up Hep C (Booklet) supports workers to talk about Hep C with Indigenous people. It provides information to help reduce the risk of infection and offers guidance on what to do if Hep C is diagnosed. There are four sections:

  • What is Hep C?
  • How is Hep C Transmitted?
  • Treatment and Care
  • Getting Support



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