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.
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.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
To support the child and family services sector to meet the demands of a dynamic and complex environment and the needs of families experiencing vulnerability, the Centre has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop a workforce capability framework.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
Providing professional development and training opportunities for the child and family services sector.
Offering free training and professional development to residential care workers in Victoria
The Centre provides online training and courses for the child and family services sector.
Training and Assessment Packages for Foster Care Agency Workers
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme, The Family Violence Information Sharing (FVIS) Scheme And The MARAM Framework
Learning System Grant applications are open to service providers until 13 June 2019.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
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.
Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.
Resources And Supports To Help You Navigate The NDIS
Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.
Working with service providers to build evidence on what works
As the peak body for organisations working with children and families in Victoria, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is delighted to offer a range of training and professional development opportunities for our sector.
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare engages multiple trainers who deliver training to the sector on a wide range of subjects to a wide range of workers.
For 2020, in order to ensure that we are able to have experienced trainers who are able to deliver effectively to the workers in our sector, we would like as much information as possible.
The information is for our records, to update details about our current trainers and give new trainers the opportunity to apply.
The Centre offers a range of professional development opportunities and training.
For more information download our Training Guide 2020
Sector support training available to members at a discounted prices.
Sector support training is targeted to case workers, social workers, counsellors, nurses, drug and alcohol workers, practitioners who work with family violence and trauma, educators and any other industry that interacts with young people.
Sector Support training covers a varied range of training to meet different requirements; self- care, conflict management, Leadership skills, mental health, motivational interviewing, case notes and record keeping, effective communication, working with young people, trauma, Autism, suicide intervention, AOD, difficult conversations and defusing and debriefing.
All the training that we offer through our calendar can be customised using your own organisation’s policies, standards and documentation.