If you work in community services, education, health care, counselling or in any profession with those who may have experienced trauma, this course will help you to understand their needs and aid recovery.
The Certificate of Trauma-Informed Care is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to practice trauma-informed care using a range of strategies.
In this online trauma-informed care course, you will discover the different types of abuse and the fundamental principles and practices of trauma care. You will also learn how to manage re-traumatisation and vicarious trauma through the identification and development of self-care, strengths-based and coping strategies, as well as cognitive behavioural therapies.
On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to work in trauma-informed ways, promote healthy and safe relationships and develop the strengths and resilience of those suffering from trauma.
Unit 1 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
Trauma-informed care perspective
Key principles and practices
Safe environments and relationships
Physical and sexual abuse
Psychological and emotional abuse
Making trauma individuals feel safe
Duty of care
Past and current trauma or abuse
Behaviours and distress related to trauma
Symptoms of trauma
Community resources and supports
Breathing control exercises
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Manage vicarious trauma
Utilise self-care strategies
Self-reflection and evaluation
Barriers to implementing trauma
Fragmented service delivery
Failure to identify trauma
Seclusion and restraint
Enhancing delivery of trauma care
Surveys and questionnaires
Unit 2 - Implement trauma-informed care
Strong safe relationships
Listen to the client’s story
Acknowledge and respond
Current distress and responses
Person’s strengths and resilience
Culture and language
Age sensitive communication
Identify impact of trauma
Mental health issues
Working with children
Post-traumatic stress disorders
Negative responses to triggers
Specific trauma needs
Capacity to respond
Capacity of service
Trauma support specialists
Individual support plans
Change strategies and plans
Policies for vicarious trauma
Duty of care
Crisis management plans
People in severe distress
Trust and rapport
Conflict resolution strategies
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Very informative and simple to understand. Ava was an awesome tutor answering any questions or queries which I had.
A. Vella, NSW | Certificate of Trauma Informed Care
Hi thoroughly enjoyed studying Trauma Informed Care. The questions made me think deeply about the answer. I didn’t have to contact support but I’m sure they would have been answered promptly as my units were always marked very quickly.
K. Robinson, Mudgee, NSW | Certificate of Trauma Informed Care
Very engaging content. This course exceeded my expectations. I’m glad I enrolled. The knowledge and skills I have gained are invaluable. Extremely fast marking of assessments and the educational material was easy to read and navigate and was very thorough
R. Georgas, Wahroonga, NSW | Certificate of Trauma Informed Care
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.