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Family Group Conferencing Coordinator Training

Enrol 14, 15 & 16 August | Hindmarsh Expressions Of Interest | Berri and Pt Augusta Skills Centres

Course Overview

Focus area Child safety and wellbeing
Length 3 hours self-paced online learning, followed by 3 full days in the classroom, face to face. 1 additional assessment day (Optional) for two Nationally Recognised Training units of competency. Includes free access to the restorative relationships online learning program.
Who is it for? Anyone with an interest in child safety
Key Outcomes • Gain knowledge of restorative practice principles (specialised focus on child protection sector work)
• Learn how to facilitate family-led decision making
• Be eligible to be considered for a NFGC coordinator role

Course Description

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 Ngartuitya Family Group Conference (NFGC) Service allocates a Coordinator for all families referred from the Department of Child Protection. NFGC Coordinators focus on empowering families and community members to identify strategies to keep their own children and young people safe within family and kin. Ngartuitya (Nar-choo-wit-cha) is from the Kaurna language and means ‘for the Children’. Kaurna people are the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains region.

Completion of this professional development course is required, to be considered for casual work opportunities as a Coordinator through this state-wide service. There are no other essential criteria for applying to become a Coordinator, besides your commitment to provide a family led decision-making process, which supports families to come together to ensure their child’s safety and promote wellbeing.

This training is a combination of 3 hours self-paced online learning (pre-requisite) and 3 days of face-to-face classroom learning facilitated by Sarah Decrea, Manager Family Led Decision Making at Relationships Australia SA.

For more information about Family Group Conferencing please visit the service page.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. 

Take advantage of our Skills Centres courses while they are fee free: As of July 2024, we will be charging a fee for our courses, so get in quick while they are available at no charge. ($300 charge for units of competency will still apply). 

This course is aligned to the following two units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services:

  • CHCFAM006: Assist families to self-manage contact
  • CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people

At the conclusion of the face-to-face training, students can choose to be formally assessed and awarded with two units of competency upon successful completion. An additional charge of $300 will apply for registration and assessment.

Satisfactory completion of formal assessments will be issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment.

Enrolment Information

Dates August 14, 2024
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm

49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh
Skills Centres Berri or Port Augusta

Cost Full cost of the course is $500 without formal assessment. An additional charge of $300 is payable on successful completion of this course for students who choose to undertake formal assessment and be awarded with two Nationally Recognised Training units of competency.
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