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All these training sessions can be customised to the specific needs of your organisation and delivered in house. If your organisation is small you may want to partner with other organisation with similar needs. Alternatively we offer some of these courses as part of our Public Calendar.

Please contact: training@ecsc.org.au and describe briefly your needs.

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Building a Culturally Responsive Organisation (NEW)

This program is for Managers/Team Leaders of Disability and Community Aged Care Services. Participants will learn practical strategies to build on the cultural responsiveness of their organisation. Participants will do a stock take of their organisations current cultural responsiveness strategies and will have the opportunity to reflect on and plan how to make the organisation more inclusive and reflective of the communities they do, or would like to serve.

Duration: Full day | Suitable for disability and aged care services.


Building and Managing a Diverse Workforce

This session will share practical ideas and reflections on developing a culturally diverse workforce that contributes to service delivery which is inclusive and reflective of Australian multicultural society. [NQS Quality Areas: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Duration: 3 hours | Suitable for all service providers.


Building Collaborative Partnerships with Culturally Diverse Families and Clients

The session will explore how to build trusting and meaningful relationships with CALD families and their children. Reflecting on common and diverse family values and who to seek support from in the community are also a focus of the session.  [NQS Quality Areas: 5, 6]

Duration: 3 hours | Emphasis on children’s services providers – can be tailored to other services.


Communicating Effectively with Culturally Diverse Families and Clients

The session will explore the skills required to improve your communications with CALD families and their children. [NQS Quality Areas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Duration: 3 hours | Emphasis on children’s services providers – can be tailored to other services.


Saying No to Racism

This session will focus on the impact that racism has on children, their families, communities and society. Participants will be given practical strategies to assist them in effectively addressing racism, and engaging in positive discussions about diversity. [NQS Quality Areas: 1, 2, 5, 6]

Duration: 3 hours | Emphasis on children’s services providers – can be tailored to other services.


Let’s Talk About Race, Culture and Languages

This session will explore how children’s views on race, culture and languages are constructed. We will also discuss ways in which educators can encourage positive attitudes towards diversity, initiate conversations around race and culture, and address prejudice when it occurs. The session will also address the importance of home language maintenance. [NQS Quality Areas: 1, 3, 5, 6]

Duration: 3 hours | Suitable for children’s services providers.


Working Effectively with Refugee Families and Clients

This session will provide background information of the refugee intake in Australia; the challenges faced by torture and trauma victims; refugee children and their families; the myths and facts about asylum seekers. It will also explore resources that can be used by services to assist in providing culturally appropriate and sensitive support and the use of inclusion strategies. [NQS Quality Areas: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

Duration: 3 hours | Emphasis on children’s services providers – can be tailored to other services.


Learning a Second Language in Early Childhood/Multilingualism in Early Childhood

This session will explore the importance of a child’s home language in their socio-cultural, cognitive and linguistic development and provide a framework for considering how bilingual language development can be supported, including when there are concerns about linguistic development. Participants will be encouraged to consider a range of child, family and educational factors that can be addressed to support children with communication delays to stay connected with their culture, community and identity.  [NQS Quality Areas: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Duration: 3 hours | Suitable for children’s services providers. 


To Celebrate or not to Celebrate

This session will help educators to better understand the importance of celebrations to children’s cultural and religious identity and to gain an understanding of how to approach celebrations sensitively, appropriately and with authenticity. Participants will be shown how to develop a program of activities that celebrates the religious and cultural diversity of the children and families attending their service, and the local community more broadly.   [NQS Quality Areas: 1, 5, 6]

Duration: 3 hours | Suitable for children’s services providers. 


Disability & Diversity (REVISED COURSE!)

This workshop focuses on how to provide person centred and culturally responsive support to individuals with a disability and their families or carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It includes ways of working that support the choice, control and community inclusion of the person with a disability and how engage in a way that respects their cultural diversity.

Duration: 4 hours | Suitable for all service providers, emphasis on disability services.


Disability Support Workers – Introductory Course (NEW)

This two-day training session reflects the skill requirements for people entering the disability sector wishing to take on a support role. It is designed to provide understanding of the disability support service system, the role of support workers and what constitutes good practice and the desired outcomes for people with a disability and their families and carers.

Duration: Two days | Suitable for individuals wishing to take on a support role in the disability sector or currently working in the disability sector.


For more information please contact the Training Co-ordinator at ECSC on 02 9569 1288 or via email training@ecsc.org.au

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What participants say about our training

“Great workshop. We can’t wait to go away and implement what we learnt about inclusive practice."
“It’s inspired me to learn more about the diversity in my service and the local community.”
“It really boosted my confidence for working with CALD and refugee families.”
“Thanks for a great workshop. It gave us some excellent ideas about how we can celebrate diversity in our service without being tokenistic.”
“It helped me understand the importance of exploring the cultures and languages relevant to the children in my service.”
“I’m going to start making more of an effort to incorporate cultural competence into my staff meetings.”
“I really enjoyed deconstructing the concepts of culture and identity.”