Working in Partnership

This program equips participants with strategies to build partnerships within and across services.

Program detail

  • Priority area: Access and inclusion
  • Primary audience: Educators, parents/carers
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online
  • Strength of evidence: Level 6 – Supported by expert opinion
  • AEDC sub-domains: Not applicable
  • Item cost: Moderate ($200-$2,000 per person/item)

Program description

Working in Partnership equips participants to identify and employ strategies that support a partnership approach within and across services.

This workshop draws on tools and strategies from the Family Partnership Model, a relational change model that aims to enhance the capacity of parents/carers and practitioners to work together using a partnership approach. The Working in Partnership workshop can be delivered in a three-hour or full-day format. The half-day workshop can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Note: When selecting this item in your School Readiness Funding planning template, please select the "Family Partnership Model" menu item and clearly note in the "Details/comments" box the workshop title "Working in Partnership" .

Half-day (3-hour) workshop

Course outcome: Participants can identify and employ strategies that support a partnership approach within and across services.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase understanding of 'engagement' and 'partnership' as concepts that influence practice
  • Increase participants' awareness of the worker and service characteristics that support engagement and working in partnership.

Full-day workshop

Course outcome: Participants can identify and employ strategies that support a partnership approach within and across services.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase understanding of 'engagement' and 'partnership' as concepts that influence practice
  • Increase participants' awareness of the worker and service characteristics that support engagement and working in partnership
  • Increase participants' awareness of reflective practice to support effective practices that support partnership.

Detailed cost

Half-day (3-hour) workshop:

  • Online delivery: $231 per person (including GST). Full workshop exclusively for service educators with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $3,465 (including GST) per workshop.
  • Face-to-face delivery (Metropolitan Melbourne): $245 per person (including GST). Full workshop exclusively for service educators with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $3,675 (including GST) per workshop plus travel expenses.
  • Face-to-face delivery (Regional Victoria within an hour of Melbourne): $245 per person (including GST). Full workshop exclusively for service educators with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $3,675 (incuding. GST) per workshop plus travel expenses and travel time.

Full-day workshop:

  • Online delivery: $420 per person (including GST). Full workshop exclusively for service educators with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $6,300 (including GST) per workshop.
  • Face-to-face delivery (Metropolitan Melbourne): $430 per person (including GST). Full workshop exclusively for service educators with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 15 participants: $6,450 (including GST) per workshop plus travel expenses.
  • Face-to-face delivery (Regional Victoria): $430 per person (including GST), per person. Full workshop exclusively for service educators with a minimum of nine and maximum of 15 participants: $6,450 (including GST) per workshop plus travel expenses and travel time.

Please note: Costs are based on standard weekday pricing. Weekends and out of hours sessions are negotiated at additional cost.

A quote will be provided on application. Contact provider directly for information about travel and accommodation costs.

This workshop is available for single registrants through the Centre for Community Child Health's training calendar.

Implementation considerations

  • Program/practice description and details: all of CCCH training is participatory and highly interactive. Participants attending online workshops are asked to have cameras turned on throughout the sessions with a preference for one participant per screen.
  • Program adaptability: there will be some instances where face-to-face delivery is not possible. Face -to-face delivery will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Supervision/coaching: experience has shown the importance of supervision and mentoring support, through a reflective practice approach, for training participants. Provider offers this to small groups and individuals over the phone (at additional cost).
  • Australian experience: the course is available throughout Victoria, including in regional and rural areas. To be cost-effective and meet minimum numbers, services in rural and regional areas are encouraged to pool funding and choose a suite of workshops.
  • Tools and systems: for the online workshops participants will require access to a device (computer or tablet) with microphone and camera functionality to participate fully in this workshop. Ideally participants should be on their own device and not sharing screens with other participants.

For face-to-face workshops the contracting organisation is responsible for the venue and catering. The venue must be able to accommodate participants in a safe environment, allowing for current restrictions around social distancing.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Partnerships with professionals.

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Not applicable.

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