FPM Foundation Course

Learning Focus
Early Years
Start Date
28 Oct, 2024
Enrol by
14 Oct, 2024
Program Description

Would you like to engage with families more effectively to achieve positive outcomes? Do you want to enhance your skills and confidence? Are you ready to be professionally and personally challenged?

This course explores the evidence-based Family Partnership Model and uses activities to build participants’ skills. The Family Partnership Model is an innovative approach based upon an explicit model of the ‘helping’ process that demonstrates how specific ‘helper’ qualities and skills, when used in partnership, can enable parents and families to overcome their difficulties, build strengths and resilience and fulfil their goals more effectively. Research trials have demonstrated the positive benefits of this model to the developmental progress of children, parent-child interaction and the psychological functioning of parents, families and children.

The course explores all aspects of the model, including ways to work with families to identify their needs, to build a genuine and respectful ‘partnership’, to set goals and to help families to achieve these goals.

Program Outcomes

The course takes an adult learning approach which values, recognises and builds on the experience that participants bring with them. During the course, participants are encouraged to actively practice their skills in a supportive learning environment.

Participants will develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in the processes of the evidence-based Family Partnership Model including engaging and relating well to parents, and effectively supporting them to achieve jointly identified outcomes.

On course completion, participants receive certification of having completed the full FPM foundation level training as required by the authors of the model, the Centre for Parent & Child Support (UK).

Australian Professional Standard


  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Engaging and working with the community
Location, Date & Time

Participants are required to attend all 5 face-to-face sessions – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

North-West – Devonport RSL – 18 Macfie St, Devonport

Term 2

  • Tuesday 14 May 2024
  • Tuesday 21 May 2024
  • Tuesday 28 May 2024
  • Tuesday 04 June 2024
  • Tuesday 11 June 2024

SouthProfessional Learning Institute, 13 Timsbury Road, Goodwood

Term 4

  • Monday 28 October 2024
  • Monday 4 November 2024
  • Monday 11 November 2024
  • Monday 18 November 2024
  • Monday 25 November 2024