QATSICPP and Griffith University are excited to announce the commencement of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards through Griffith University. Approximately seventeen staff from across QATSICPP’s member organisations have enrolled and will now commence their journey of study over the next 12 weeks (first block commencing on the 29th October 2018 with the last block finishing on 1st February 2019). QATSICPP congratulates these staff members and wishes them the very best in their studies.
Students will participate in online discussions and tutorials focusing on topics such as impact of past and current legislation and policies, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child placement principles, practice standards, supervision and practice frameworks. Students will also participate in a one-week residential school during week 7 (10th December 2018 – 14th December 2018) to be held at Southbank campus. The week will allow students to network and discuss in depth, topics covered, and workshop the practice standards, complete assessments and to learn and build upon their collective knowledge and experiences.
As this is a new course within the Graduate Certificate in Human Services, students and staff (Griffith Uni & QATSICPP) will be invited to participate in the course evaluation. This evaluation capture students & staff experience of involvement in the course; staff confidence in applying Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards and staff perceptions of the influence of the course on achieving better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families and building a strong, sustainable and capable sector to deliver these outcomes.
For those that are interested in taking up this course in 2019, the benefits are:
- Building upon and enhancing your practice by using a culturally safe framework,
- Embedding a culturally safe practice framework that will give confidence in our children, families and communities that the sector is providing a professional and culturally relevant service,
- To build and strengthen networks within and across the sector,
- Share and learn about the diversity of cultural practice frameworks,
- Recognition, validation and application of cultural practice frameworks,
- Recognition of work and life experiences through acquiring a formal qualification, and
- Pathways to further professional development and learning.
An invitation to enrol into the 2019 course will be sent out in early 2019.