SRF Program

  • Triple P - Positive Parenting Program®

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.


    Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® (Triple P) is a flexible, practical system of programs to help parents/carers develop skills, strategies and confidence to parent children positively. It supports parents/carers to build and maintain positive and nurturing relationships with their children and develop skills for raising resilient, competent and confident children.

    Support for parents is available via online or workbook-based self-help programs, or via programs delivered by accredited practitioners.  

    Within the Triple P system is the Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) Program. The PECE Program aims to support child and educator wellbeing by boosting educators' skills and confidence in providing responsive care, enriched learning opportunities, and promoting children's social and emotional regulation and skill development in early learning and care settings.

    Visit provider website for details about additional Triple P training programs for educators.

    Detailed Costs

    Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) Program online: $199/person.  

    Triple P online program: $79.95 per parent access code.

    Other costs vary according to the program variant implemented. See provider website for details. 

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: parents/carers and educators of children aged up to 12 years.

    Program / practice descriptions and details: while Triple P comes in different formats, all interventions are structured around these key principles:

    • create a safe, interesting environment
    • have a positive learning environment
    • use assertive discipline
    • have realistic expectations
    • take care of yourself as a parent.

    In addition, the PECE Program includes a sixth key principle, Working as a team.

    Program adaptability: Triple P has been disseminated in more than 25 countries, and program materials have been translated into multiple languages. Triple P and the PECE Program introduce a variety of strategies that allow for flexibility and self-selection to better respond to the individual needs of children of all abilities. The PECE Program is aligned with leading early childhood pedagogical frameworks (for example, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, High/Scope and Waldorf).

    Training requirements: no training is required to offer parents and educators access to online and workbook-based programs, or to host a parent seminar delivered by an experienced Triple P provider. For practitioners seeking to become accredited providers of in-person Triple P programs or PECE Coaches, training courses vary in length and cost depending on the program chosen. Please see here for more details and costs.

    For more information or to enquire about dates, please email the provider. You can also register your interest now for training in Terms 2 & 3 in 2020 via the provider email address. Courses are scheduled based on demand.  

    Staffing: staffing requirements vary depending on the program variant being implemented. There are program variants that can be delivered in-person to parents (one-to-one or groups), parent self-help options (online and workbook) without staff support. An online program for educators is also available that can be completed at times that fit with centre hours, with the option of support from trained PECE Coaches.

    Implementation model: an implementation consultant will use an implementation and sustainability framework to provide guidance and support smooth, timely, and responsive implementation planning. All practitioners undertaking Triple P Provider Training receive access to online tools and support.

    Australian experience: Triple P was created in Australia and has been implemented across the country. Triple P has wide cultural acceptability, and is used by Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse parents/carers and practitioners. Accredited providers of Triple P in Australia are listed online at

    Current best implementation knowledge: a Triple P Implementation Framework has been developed to guide all initiatives in the establishment of systems and processes related to implementing Triple P. This framework draws on implementation science and research into the implementation of evidence-based practices, tailored for the processes involved in implementing Triple P within services.

    Strength of Evidence

     Level 3 - Promising research evidence