Training and Professional Development News - August 2018

8 August 2018

The SAL Consulting training team has introduced a number of programs over the past few months that we’d love to share with you.

We’ve had a focus on Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) in 2018 with a number of programs being developed:

  • An existing worker program aligned to the full qualification is being rolled out for one of our client organisations. This program delivers the qualification in a mix mode of recognition of prior learning, credit transfer, workplace learning and face-to-face training.  This program works with the current knowledge and skills of their workforce and blends their workplace experience with the qualification.
  • A new-worker traineeship program for a disability service organisation, delivering the full qualification in a classroom-based format. The program develops the new workers’ skills and knowledge while they work in the organisation.
  • Skill set training with units from the Cert IV. We have adapted our extremely popular Positive Behaviour Support for People with Disabilities into an accredited course that is delivered in organisations to their existing staff.  This course provides a strong framework for managing challenging behaviour using a person-centred approach.

All of these programs have been delivered using funding from the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program.  It’s allowed us to deliver programs to our partner organisations with greatly reduced costs.

We were very excited to launch our updated Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50313) earlier this year.  This qualification fits perfectly with the work we do in out of home care providers and incorporates Neurodevelopment, Attachment and Trauma Informed (NATI) principles and therefore offers a unique approach to child, youth and family work.  These principles are incorporated across all of the Diploma subjects to enhance the core content and to enable you to work with children, youth and families from a therapeutic approach.

Our professional development calendar continues to deliver courses with a focus on trauma informed practice.  This training includes areas of leadership, communication and supervision.  We are also commencing to roll-out a new course – Proactive Approach to Safe Incident Intervention (PASII).  This course has updated our previous GIRT training course and focus on managing challenging and high-risk behaviours (including critical incidents) in a safe and informed way.

2018 statistics:

  • We have delivered professional development training to over 1029.
  • We have enrolled 32 people in qualifications.

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