SRF Program

  • Working in Partnership

    VEYLDF Alignment

    ​Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable.


    Note: When selecting this item in your 2020 School Readiness Funding planning template, please select the "Family Partnership Model" menu item and clearly note in the "Details/comments" box the workshop title "Working in Partnership"​

    Working in Partnership equips participants to identify and employ strategies that support a partnership approach within and across services.

    This workshop draws on tools and strategies from the Family Partnership Model, a relational change model that aims to enhance the capacity of parents/carers and practitioners to work together using a partnership approach. The Working in Partnership workshop can be delivered in a three-hour or full-day format.

    Detailed Costs

    ​Half-day workshop: $5,057; $203/person (minimum of eight and maximum of 25 participants)

    Full-day workshop: $8,057; $323/person (minimum of eight and maximum of 25 participants)

    Contact provider directly for information about travel and accommodation costs.

    Implementation Considerations

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Supervision/coaching: experience has shown the importance of supervision and mentoring support, through a reflective practice approach, for training participants. Provider offers this to small groups and individuals over the phone (at additional cost).

    Australian experience: the course is available throughout Victoria, including in regional and rural areas. To be cost-effective and meet minimum numbers, services in rural and regional areas are encouraged to pool funding and choose a suite of workshops.

    Strength of Evidence

    ​Level 6 – Supported by expert opinion