Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Leadership and advocacy in child, youth and family services.
Our Board members are highly respected leaders and experts in the child and family services sector.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre, advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
RCLDS aims to improve outcomes for young people living in residential care by providing residential care workers the skills and knowledge to perform their role.
The Centre provides online training and courses for the child and family services sector.
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.
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If you are not a member of the Centre, click through to our member page to find out how you or your organisation can sign up.
The Diploma of Leadership and Management is for individuals who are already in leadership and management roles in the child, youth and families sector, and for individuals who are working towards a leadership position. The Centre offers this diploma to develop and hone management skills for individuals within the context of the child, youth and families’ sector. The course will equip you to take initiative, show judgement in planning and organising, and arm you with effective communication and self-management strategies. You will be able to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to problems as they arise, and identify and analyse information from a variety of sources.
This course is most suited to individuals who lead and manage a team and have a contribution to the overall organizational direction.
Any worker supporting young people in residential out of home care maybe eligible for a Residential Care Learning and Development Strategy (RCLDS) Scholarship
Contact Oliver Tsorbaris – email@example.com for further information
The course is competency based and consists of 12 Units incorporating 4 core units and 8 elective units.
Training will be carried out via classroom delivery and the student’s workplace. Students will be able to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills during the course of normal work day. The majority of assessments will be workplace based utilising the work environment
This course will be delivered over 17 full day classroom training sessions over a period of 9 months
Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, VIC , 3000
Phone: 9614 1577
Fax: 9614 1774
Timing: 9.15am to 5pm
Start Date :12 July 2019
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
The course fee for The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Member Organisations is $4,200.00 and covers course manuals, registration, assessment and participant support
The course fee for non-members is $5,100.00 and covers course manuals, registration, assessment and participant support.
Non – Member can access member rates by signing up for individual membership or organisational membership by clicking on the following link- member page
Fees will be collected via a three course payment plan as follows:
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation policy – We will issue a full refund if we cancel the course or reschedule the course.
Withdrawal – Participants who withdraw: more than 15 days before course commencement receive a full refund minus $100 administration fee;
Less than 15 days prior to the agreed start date –no refund.
Extenuating circumstances – Apply in writing, attaching any relevant documentation, such as medical certificate. Application for special consideration does not guarantee acceptance.
On completion of this registration process, further enrollment documents will be emailed to you.
Ph no: 03 96141577