Diploma of Community Services

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, we are excited to offer Foster & Kinship Carers the opportunity to undertake the Diploma of Community Services.

The next intake for the course will be in March 2023.  We will be hosting an Information Session on Thursday 16th February 2023 via Zoom: 10.00-11.30am or 6.30-8.00pm. Registrations for this session will open soon.

This course is a unique opportunity for Carers 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 find out more, contact the CF&KC-SA team on freecall: 1800 732 272 or email:


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"