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Nov 28

Accredited Supervisor Course (ACA Pathway): 28-30 November 2022 (Sydney)

Start Date
28-Nov-2022 9:00 am
End Date
30-Nov-2022 4:30 pm
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney


Accredited Supervisor Course (ACA Pathway)

Successful completion of this course provides participants with the Clinical Supervision Services Certificate of Attainment in Professional Supervision. This ACA accredited training allows participants to apply to ACA for accreditation as an ACA Accredited Supervisor. Applicants must contact ACA directly regarding accreditation criteria.

Course Outline

The aim of this course is to provide a framework for conducting and evaluating effective clinical supervision using a competency based framework incorporating reflective practice. Participants will develop the necessary skills for setting up a rewarding clinical supervision relationship to enhance supervisee learning and skill development, considering the systemic issues of their workplace/team and client group.

How the course is structured:

Part 1: E-Supervision workbook with self-assessment and learning tasks

Part 2: 2-day Interactive skills based workshop

Part 3: 1-day Assessment of Competency (conducting a supervision session – live feedback and report


Part 1: Supervision e-Workbook

Prior to attending the 2 day workshop participants are provided with a Supervision e-Workbook covering core preparatory readings, learning resources, links to clinical supervision training videos and podcast lectures.  As a participant of the Accredited Clinical Supervisor course you will be expected to work through and complete all learning and the self-assessment tasks. This workbook is an invaluable guide that covers how to set up, conduct and evaluate effective supervision. Topics covered in the E-workbook include:

Chapter 1: Overview of supervision 

Chapter 2: Models of Clinical Supervision

Chapter 3: Preparing for Supervision

Chapter 4: Methods and Techniques

Chapter 5: Reflective Practice

Chapter 6: Ethical Issues

Chapter 7: Evaluation and feedback


Part 2:  2 day workshop (28-29 November 2022)


At the completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • understand the key concepts involved in setting up and maintaining a collaborative clinical supervision relationship, using evidence based practice and considering professional practice and workplace guidelines 
  • have a well-defined theoretical understanding from which to base clinical supervision practice
  • identify the roles and responsibilities within a clinical supervision framework, including consideration of the ethical and legal parameters of clinical practice
  • discuss prospective supervisor’s and supervisee’s knowledge and understanding of the supervisory process
  • be able to identify the supervisee’s strengths and needs for supervision
  • demonstrate and provide information on how to structure individual, peer and group supervision sessions
  • explore and provide a framework on how to give feedback regarding clinical practice and case management
  • learn how to deal with ‘crises’ and stressful situations which may arise for the supervisee in regards to their clinical practice
  • identify and provide information on how to evaluate supervision sessions and maximise supervisee professional development
  • develop skills to balance both administrative and clinical responsibilities.


Part 3:  Assessment of Assessment of Supervisor Competency Skills (30 November 2022)

Each student will rotate through 3 three positions; Supervisor, Supervisee and Observer. Each position is to be completed over a 60-minute period.  All students are to bring real and relevant issues for supervision to the workshop. 

Goals of competency evaluation:

  1. Demonstrate supervision skills and knowledge
  2. Provide an opportunity to reflect of what you have learnt and how you will put knowledge and skills in practice
  3. This is an assessment task to evaluate your ability to conduct a supervision session, provide effective feedback and use relevant tools facilitating a competency based reflective supervision session.


This course meets the minimum standard specified in the ACA Policy Documents on Professional Supervision (2019) and those successfully completing the preparatory tasks in the E-workbook combined with the 2 day workshop and 1 day assessment of competency (3 day workshop) will be eligible for ACA supervisor accreditation. 

The course is endorsed by ACA, PACFA, ACWA and AASW for professional supervisor training. 


Presenter: Sam Vasta


Certificate of Completion

On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attainment in Professional Supervision.



Early bird: $900 (payment by 17 October 2022)

Standard: $990 (payment from 18 October 2022)



Event Type
Event Location
Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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