Author: 
Sam Mortimer, Queensland Council of Social Service
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Are you looking to build on your existing skills or finesse your knowledge in aspects of the community services sector during the new year?

Community Door's eTraining suite offers a number of free courses you can complete at your own pace across a range of topic areas, including:

The social service sector in Queensland

If you are looking to change careers and enter the social services sector, simply find out more about managing your organisation, or research around Queensland's Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF), these introductory courses might be just what you need to get started.

Strengthening non government organisations

Originally produced by the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, this eLearning program was developed to provide non-government organisations across the Disability Services, Youth and Youth Justice Services, and Community Services sectors with a set of accredited teaching resources covering common core areas, with a strong focus on workplace issues.

You can find units covering responsible behaviour, participation, holistic responses to client issues, legal and ethical frameworks, working with diverse people, and many more. 

Governance

This module focuses on governance within community service organisations, and the considerations you may face day to day. New Committee or Board members may find this content particularly useful.

Collaboration

The Decision Support Tool found here has been designed as a resource to aid organisations considering entering into, or forming collaborations. 

Cultural integrity

In one of our most popular study areas, cultural considerations are in the spotlight. The tasks have been designed to support you to learn some facts around and perspectives of the lives of people from various cultures, the meaning of cultural identity, and effective ways to communicate in culturally considerate ways. 

Embracing diversity in early childhood education

Cultural awareness and its impact on our interactions with young children are a key consideration in this area, with units looking at work with interpreters, cross-cultural communication and acknowledgement of country. 

More resources

Still hungry for more resources? Take a look around Community Door - you'll find a wealth of resources and information to keep your goals on track during the new year.

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