Pre-service training

Participants undertaking the pre-service modules in-group training are to be given copies of materials for each module, with the exception of the session plans.

  • Where one-to-one delivery of all or part of the pre-service modules is necessary, participants can be given copies of all learning materials including session plans, power point presentations, handouts, worksheets, assessment question sheets and participant evaluation forms for each module.
  • An overall outcome of competent/not competent must be recorded for each participant on the Pre-service training - record of attendance and competency outcome form.
  • When competency is achieved in each of the training modules, participants will receive the Pre-service training - statement of achievement certificate.

Foster carer applicants must achieve the pre-service learning outcomes as a prerequisite for initial approval as a foster carer.

Training modules

Pre-service training consists of four training modules. Each module includes a session plan, power point presentation, handouts and assessment documents.

Module one: Context of foster care

1.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan  (PDF, 1.7 MB) 1.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan  (DOCX, 4.2 MB)

1.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPTX, 1.6 MB) 1.2 Powerpoint presentation (PDF, 1.7 MB)

1.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 803 KB) 1.3 Handouts for participants (DOCX, 914 KB)

Module two: Understanding the past for a child or young person

2.1 Facilitator notes / session plan (PDF, 1.4 MB) 2.1 Facilitator notes / session plan (DOCX, 3.4 MB)

2.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPTX, 4.5 MB) 2.2 Powerpoint presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB)

2.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 594 KB) 2.3 Handouts for participants (DOCX, 349 KB)

2.4 Assessment (PDF, 1 MB) 2.4 Assessment (DOCX, 313 KB)

2.5 Activities (PDF, 609 KB) 2.5 Activities (DOCX, 778 KB)

Module three: Early days in a placement

3.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (PDF, 1.5 MB) 3.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (DOCX, 3.5 MB)

3.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPTX, 3.4 MB) 3.2 Powerpoint presentation (PDF, 1.7 MB)

3.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 545 KB) 3.3 Handouts for participants (DOCX, 1.1 MB)

3.4 Assessment (PDF, 1.1 MB) 3.4 Assessment (DOCX, 112 KB)

3.4 Activities (PDF, 1 MB) 3.4 Activities (DOCX, 1 MB)

Module four: Quality care - working together

4.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (PDF, 1.1 MB) 4.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (DOCX, 2.6 MB)

4.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPTX, 5 MB) 4.2 Powerpoint presentation (PDF, 1.7 MB)

4.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 302 KB) 4.3 Handouts for participants (DOCX, 315 KB)

4.4 Assessment (PDF, 1 MB) 4.4 Assessment (DOCX, 112 KB)

4.5 Activities (PDF, 442 KB) 4.5 Activities (DOCX, 479 KB)

4.6 Participant evaluation form. (PDF, 184 KB) 4.6 Participant evaluation form. (DOCX, 132 KB)