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We lead so others can succeed.

As the leader and peak body in child and family services across Tasmania and Victoria, The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) proudly represents over 150 organisations, spanning community service organisations from proactive prevention and early intervention to the critical provision of out-of-home care.

For over 100 years, we have advocated for the rights and wellbeing of children, young people, and families, ensuring their right to be heard, to be safe, to access education, and to remain connected to family, community, and culture.

Upcoming training and events

Sector Capability Framework

The Centre has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop a workforce capability framework supports the child and family services sector.

Online Learning

Our online learning courses and workshops provide essential learning requirements for child and family services workers 

Sector Support Training

Training is designed to be sector driven for the purpose of professional development and best practice

Nationally Recognised Training

The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.

RCLDS Professional Development

The Residential Care Learning and Development (RCLDS) aim is to improve outcomes for young people in living in residential care. 

Child Safe Organisations

Training and information to make your workplace child safe in Victoria

Customised Workshops

The Centre offers customised and tailored courses and workshops to organisations across the child and family services sector. 

Treating Families Fairly

An alliance of child and family service organisations, peak bodies and academics advocating for policies that uphold the rights of children and families.

Research and Submissions

The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.

Information Sharing Reforms

Child Information Sharing Scheme, Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the MARAM Framework.

OPEN: Outcomes Practice Evidence Network

Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.

Learning System Grants

Learning System Grants are available to the child and family services sector to undertake projects that generate and apply evidence, including data, analytics, evaluation and research.

Network Forums

Free forums convened by the Centre aiming to provide a platform for professional workers to share their voice promoting progression within the sector.

Getting more Care Leavers to Uni and TAFE

Raising Expectations supports young people in out-of-home care and care leavers to aspire to, access and succeed in vocational and higher education.

Fostering Connections

Fostering Connections is a joint initiative of foster care agencies across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Tri-Peaks Project

The Tri-Peaks Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) and The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) to support and promote good governance and integrated practices across our three different sectors.

Youth Participation And Advocacy

Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.

Preventing Occupation Violence and Aggression

Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.

Adolescents who use violence in the home

Working with service providers to build evidence on what works.

Latest News

Nominations Are Now Open for the Residential Care Awards 2024

Nominations Are Now Open for the Residential Care Awards 2024

The Residential Care Learning and Development Strategy (RCLDS) Residential Care Awards recognise exceptional work carried out in the field by Residential Cares. The RCLDS awards are held as part of the annual ResiROCKS celebration on Thursday, 10 October. The RCLDS Residential Care Awards recognise, celebrate and encourage work of the highest standard in the provision of therapeutic residential care provided in Victoria that contributes to positive outcomes for children and

Media Awards 2024 - Nominations are now open

Media Awards 2024 nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Media Awards. For the last five years, the peak body for children, young people, and their families in Tasmania and Victoria has recognised journalists who seek to elevate these voices in their stories.  A 2019 study revealed that when young people are mentioned in the news, it is most likely related to accidents and


A Pathway to Leadership in the Child, Youth, and Family Services Sectors

Our nationally recognised BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management equips you with the skills needed to inspire, engage, and lead the way in your workplace. Pathways to Success Graduates of the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management emerge with a recognised qualification and the confidence and capability to advance their careers. Whether aspiring to higher management roles, seeking to hone leadership skills, or drive innovation in service delivery, our alums

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