Trauma Informed Practice in Schools – Online Modules

Learning Focus
Support and Wellbeing
Start Date

Available anytime

Online modules available from 22 August 2022

About the online modules

This self-paced online course provides staff with foundational knowledge on trauma informed practice in school settings.
The online course includes four modules, which take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Modules will cover:

• Module 1: Understanding trauma
• Module 2: Implications of trauma for schools
• Module 3: Practical strategies for responding to trauma
• Module 4: Whole-school and community approaches

What is in the modules?

This online course is Stage 1 of the Trauma Informed Practice in Schools professional learning program. Stage 2, which builds upon the learnings from Stage 1, will be a range of face-to-face, online, and blended trainings. These training sessions will provide a deeper dive into how to best support children and young people impacted by trauma, with delivery tailored to the specific roles and contexts of educators in Tasmanian Government schools.

This program was jointly developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation and the University of Tasmania for the Department of Education, Tasmania.

Course outcomes

Develop an understanding of the Department of Education’s consistent, systemic approach to trauma informed practice, and build skills and confidence in applying trauma informed practices, using practical and evidence-based tools and strategies.

Australian Professional Standards


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

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

Leading improvement, innovation and change

Engaging and working with the community


How do I access the modules?

The suite of four modules are now accessible through Canvas

You will need to self enrol and allow 30-40 minutes to complete each module, however you can take as long as you need.

If you require any help or further information you can contact: Child and Student Wellbeing Team –