Are you a Foster or Kinship Carer looking to enhance your skills and be acknowledged for the life experiences you have developed from your caring role?

In collaboration with Bradford Institute of Advanced Education, Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers SA (CF&KC-SA) is seeking Expressions of Interest from Foster & Kinship Carers in South Australia to participate in a Certificate IV / Diploma of Community Services in 2021.

Participants are required to be at least 18 years and over, a Member of CF&KC-SA (not a Member? Join online for free) and have at least 6 months experience as a Foster or Kinship Carer.

Students would be required to attend two sessions per fortnight by Zoom (Wednesday & Thursdays per fortnight commencing early February 2021).

Click here to view the course brochure.

An Information & Enrolment session will be held via Zoom on Thursday 4th February 2021. The session will run for approximately 2 hours and there are two timeslots you can choose from:

9.30-11.30am
OR
6.00-8.00pm

To register for the Information & Enrolment session on 4th February 2021, please email:
admin@cfc-sa.org.au with:

  • your name
  • contact number
  • type of Care you provide (ie Foster, Kinship, other)
  • preferred Zoom timeslot for the Information Session (either 9.30am OR 6.00pm)

Once registered you will be emailed the Zoom details.

What other Carers have said about the course:

“It has built a lot of confidence around what I already knew and consolidated some information as well as learning a lot of new info”

“Confidence building. Better advocate for foster child. Understand language and processes better. Realised I have lots of skills to offer” 

“It has given me a broader view and better knowledge and language to advocate for children in my care. It has enabled me to join the Community Services sector as a paid employee”

“It gave me a clearer understanding of my role and rights and responsibilities”

“I can support my foster child better”

“As a carer, I am now a more informed advocate. I now know the language that means I’m taken seriously in schools and with the DCP. It has opened so many doors for study and employment, that once felt unachievable”

“It was an incredible opportunity & I will forever be indebted to you guys. I’m now currently completing my Bachelor of Human Services at Uni because of this course”

“I already have a job in caring for children out of home, fantastic job, only got this because of this course, can’t thank you enough, I’m financially stable now”

“It has given me the confidence to pursue returning to work”

“This will help me find some work as it shows that I am willing to learn and not just sit around. I have applied for casual work at a school and when I showed him my certificates he was a bit impressed”

“It gives me a set of skills that I can build on or fall back on should my current job not work out for me”

“It means if I want to apply for another job I feel confident that I can”

“Increase income and better choices in my future employment”

“Gives me confidence to go for jobs I wouldn’t normally go for”

“Staying in the work force”

“The diploma will hopefully open up doors that weren’t even available prior to completing”

“It’s given me opportunities. I now have options in my future!”

“It has supported me working in the care working field, I enjoy it, it’s meant I have gained employment easily”

 “Gives me a ticket in a ticket driven world and opens doors. Its a formal acknowledgement of the skills I have gained over many years of volunteering”