Professional Development Accessibility

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Access to quality professional development is a critical element in community service organisations ability to provide the right help at the right time. Traditionally, trainers offering accredited workshops came no further west than Toowoomba or Ipswich, which presented significant obstacles for regional community service staff in accessing relevant and industry standard professional development.

As demand for services increases and government funding is either frozen or reduced, community services within the Western Downs will struggle to re-direct the significant funds and staff time away from direct client delivery. This Project addresses these obstacles, allowing community services west of the Great Divide to access professional development locally.

The Professional Development Accessibility Project consists of various workshops that are being delivered throughout 2014:

Workshop NameWorkshop SupervisorDateBrochure
Accidental CounsellorPamela Toothe14th March & 11th April 2014Download Brochure
Dealing with Difficult People & Mastering ChangeCSDS Training Specialists4th April 2014Download Brochure
Case Management & Sampling Models of ServiceCSDS Training Specialists13th June 2014Download Brochure
First Point of Contact (Unit code CHCCS308B)Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE8th August 2014Download Brochure
Professional BoundariesCSDS Training Specialists10th October 2014Brochure coming soon
Helping Clients with Mental Health Issues – Best Practice Guide (TBC)CSDS Training Specialists10th October 2014Brochure coming soon
Accidental CounsellorPamela Toothe17th October & 14th November 2014Brochure coming soon