Diploma of Community Services


**Enrolment date has been extended**

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?

There's still time to enrol in the 2023 intake of the Diploma of Community Services!

In collaboration with Bradford Institute of Advanced Education, we are excited to offer Foster & Kinship Carers this unique opportunity to learn from a Trainer who has lived experience of being a Carer and working in child protection, who is supportive, encouraging and tailors the course to meet the needs of the group.

To be eligible to apply for the course, participants are required:

  • to be at least 18 years and over
  • to be 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
  • participants would be required to attend two sessions per fortnight by Zoom (dates/times to be advised)

For details about the course content - click here

To view the planned class dates for 2023 - click here

To read the Information Sheet for prospective new students and find out how to enrol - click here

The course will commence end of March / early April 2023

An Information Session was held on Friday 17th February 2023. If you missed that session, please click on the links above to find out about the course.

If you have any questions, contact the CF&KC-SA team on freecall: 1800 732 272 or email: admin@cfc-sa.org.au


We are proud to have provided 106 South Australian Foster & Kinship Carers the opportunity to study and graduate from this course to date (November 2022).


"I now look at the role of a Carer differently. Having knowledge about the support system is very important for Carers to be empowered"


"It has helped with an understanding of case management, it was good for looking at policies and procedures in detail. The Aboriginal and cultural information was excellent"


"It gave me the language and the confidence to speak to the organisations that are the experts without feeling intimidated. It has given me the confidence to advocate for the children and know what entitlements they can have"


"To understand different needs, traumas and triggers in our children. The teacher was great and the trauma modules were invaluable"