Training & Support
AbSec provides regular opportunities throughout the year, to build and strengthen the Aboriginal service sector, especially for our member organisations and community members involved in the care and welfare of our children and young people.
AbSec’s Aboriginal Child and Family Workforce Development Forums
AbSec is currently hosting forums across the state to inform the development of our Aboriginal Child and Family Sector Workforce Development Plan. These forums will focus on the key elements of:
Recruitment, Retention, Leadership and Succession, Training and Development
We believe these elements are vital in supporting a capable Aboriginal child and family workforce that is essential to the development of a state-wide safety-net of Aboriginal community controlled organisations able to effectively meet the needs of Aboriginal children, families and communities.
To register your interest or to find out more, please contact AbSec on 02 9559 5299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also keep an eye on our EVENTS page as new dates and locations are announced for upcoming forums.
PACT (Protecting Aboriginal Children Together) Training provideds legal awareness training session to PACT staff and is facilitated by Gemma Slack-Smith. The training covers general information relating to the legal system in NSW as it relates to child protection matters. The training focus on Child Protection and OOHC with some PACT specific information.
OOHC Diploma Workshop
The Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Out-of-Home Care) diploma course is a joint program between AbSec, Aboriginal Learning Circle and North Coast TAFE. The course which is run as a series of workshops, provides an opportunity for AbSec members to undertake a Diploma that provides qualification for individuals working in residential facilities and non-residential settings related to child protection and family support work.