Submission to the Child & Family Workforce Skills Strategy Project 2023 - A Review of NSW Education and Training Offerings in the Child Protection Sector

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Research undertaken as part of the Child & Family Workforce Skills Strategy Project. Charles Sturt University was a member of the consortium to progress this project. An analysis undertaken by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) in 2017 identified the need for improved support for professional skill development within the child protection sector. Charles Sturt University’s role in the project was to map the current education offerings available to the workforce across tertiary, vocational, and private training providers. This mapping process highlights that greater consistency is required across the sector with respect to core competencies, skills and mandatory qualifications. Social work, social welfare and social science qualifications however were the most common qualifications. This mapping gives rise to salient considerations when devising a cross-sector approach to learning, credentialing and the recognition of training in the NSW Child Protection sector.
Period01 Jul 202209 Feb 2023
Held atAssociation of Children's Welfare Agencies, Australia
Degree of RecognitionRegional