Foster Carer Training Victoria | Key Assets Australia

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Training is a really important element of the foster carer support we offer. We think it’s vital in helping foster carers feel confident, capable and supported in their role – throughout the approval process and beyond.

That’s why we’re committed to providing all our carers with accessible, relevant and quality training.

Mandatory foster carer training

All our carers complete the pre-service  ‘Shared Stories, Shared Lives Victoria’ Foster Carer Training, which covers the responsibilities of being a Foster Carer and working with us, the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to understand the experiences and needs of children and young people requiring out of home care.  Post approval training is provided through the Key Assets Core curriculum.

Foster carer training topics

Our foster carer training covers a diverse range of subjects, including:

  • Child protection
  • Working with children who have been abused
  • Safe caring
  • Understanding attachment
  • Building resilience
  • Understanding and managing difficult behaviour
  • Managing and promoting contact
  • Developing identity and self-esteem
  • Valuing diversity and promoting equality
  • Understanding the impact of trauma
  • Recording
  • First aid/health and safety
  • Education of fostered children/young people
  • Empowering children/young people
  • Preparing young people for moving on and adult independence

Become a foster carer

Fostering is a hugely rewarding career. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a foster carer, please call us on 1800 93 22 73 or enquire online to register your interest today.

Fostering Enquiries:

Mon – Fri: 09.00 – 17.00

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