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Certificate of Complex Trauma and Attachment Management


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you work with children and young people, particularly in the areas of child protection, family service, child and youth placement and support or in education and care, this course is an ideal professional development program for you.

The Certificate of Complex Trauma and Attachment Management is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to recognise indicators of trauma in children and young people of different ages and at different stages. You will learn to identify the needs of affected young children and those of their parents and carers.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident to apply knowledge of complex trauma and attachment management in children and young people to your professional or personal life.

Course Structure

Unit - Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs

  • Sources of information
  • Gathering accurate information
  • Cultural values
  • Child rearing practices
  • Active and passive listening
  • Physical development
  • Language development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Identifying developmental status
  • Developmental issues
  • Behaviour disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct disorders
  • Attachment theory
  • Indicators of trauma
  • Violence, abuse and neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Assessing vulnerability
  • Identifying positive experiences
  • Stability, sensitivity and love
  • Exacerbating child’s trauma
  • Providing support
  • Coping strategies
  • Traumatic experience
  • Recurring trauma
  • Legislation and work role
  • Child protection


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development For:-

  • Foster Carer Workers
  • Community Support Officers
  • Social Workers
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only