Informed, aware and responsive: Making SPACE for learning in Tasmanian Schools

Learning Focus
Wellbeing and Engagement
Start Date
7 Feb, 2023
Enrol by
5 Feb, 2023

One session for Principals, School Leaders, Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff and the other session is specific to Teacher Assistants and Educational Support Staff

Program Description

This is an online workshop for all principals and school leaders, teachers, professional support staff, teacher assistants and Inclusive Practice Coaches to support the development of a trauma informed approach to their work.

Please note when enrolling that there is a separate session for Education Support Specialists and Teachers Assistants available on the same day, providing examples and strategies specific to the context of your roles.

It is part of the Trauma Informed Practice in Schools professional learning program, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation with input the University of Tasmania for the Department of Education, Children and Young People.

This workshop is the core session of this professional learning program and will provide an opportunity to explore the neurobiology of trauma and how to use this knowledge to create safe and engaged learning environments using the Making SPACE for Learning Framework. The session with provide participants with knowledge and strategies to build their own toolkit for working with students using a trauma informed approach.

In preparation for this workshop, it is recommended that participants have completed the Trauma Informed Practice in Schools self-paced online modules:

Note: further instances of this workshop will be available throughout 2023, and this site will be updated with further enrolment dates in the coming weeks.

Program Outcomes

Through this training, participants will gain an understanding of the impact of trauma on children and how it may present in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their confidence in building strong and healing relationships with all students.

From this workshop participants will have in their teaching toolkit sustainable strategies for working with students impacted by trauma that are immediately applicable.

Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community
Location, Date & Time

These 4- hour sessions will be delivered online.

Online Sessions

Term 1 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm – Principals, School Leaders, Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff

  • Tuesday 07 February 2023

Term 1 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm – Teacher Assistants and Educational Support Staff 

  • Tuesday 07 February 2023

Additional Dates available 

Term 1

  • Friday 3 February 2023
  • Friday 17 February 2023
  • Wednesday 5 April 2023
  • Thursday 6 April 2023

Term 2

  • Friday 26 May 2023

Term 3

  • Monday 24 July 2023