Training and Development

Training Needs Assessment

We can assist with training needs analysis and generally do this through competency based assessments or skills audits.

Training Strategy

Training is an expensive investment. A strategic approach helps make effective use of the budget by ensuring it is focussed on key areas of the organisation's objectives.

Training Course Design

Everything from short sessions within courses to 2 year Diploma level programmes. Stara has a number of off-the-shelf courses and can custom design to meet your needs.

Training Evaluation

Is the training you are running really effective? We can help you assess impact and also offer independent advice on packages you are considering using.

A list of some of the courses I have run

Advocacy Training

Assertiveness for Volunteers

Assessment of Practice

Attachment & Separation in Child Care

Case Management

Certificate III and IV Community Services

Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor

Challenging Behaviours

Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Training

Communicating Skills

Communicating with Sexually Abused Children

Conflict Resolution

Dealing with Violence and Aggression

Developing working protocols for ATSIC

Diploma in Community Services (DV & Professional Development)

Diploma in Management

Frontline Management Cert III and Cert IV

Groupwork Skills

Joint Interviewing Social Workers and Police

Management for Change

Management Training for Aboriginal Workers

Managing Change in the Workplace

Managing into the Future



Multidisciplinary Child Protection Training

Multidisciplinary Child Sexual Abuse Course

One Step Ahead (contracting and tendering)

One Step Beyond (contracting and tendering stage 2)

Preparation for Adoption for Parents

Preparation for new Supervisors

Preparation for Re-organisation

Preparing Managers as Trainers

Problem Solving for Social Work Courses

Refresher Course for Practice Teachers

Selection and Recruitment

Setting Professional Boundaries

Supervision Skills Course

Supervision Skills for Managers of Child Protection Workers

Supervisory Skills Training Program for F & CS


Team Building and Development

Television presentations on tendering and contracting

Trainer Development

Training for Trainers

Understanding Domestic Violence

Where is the Line – Professional Boundaries

Witnessing Skills and Child Care Law

Workplace Trainer and Assessor Cert IV