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Accredited Supervisor Course (PACFA) 25-27 March 2024 (Melbourne)
Mar 25

Accredited Supervisor Course (PACFA) 25-27 March 2024 (Melbourne)

by Clinical Supervision Services
Start Date
25-Mar-2024 9:00 am
End Date
27-Mar-2024 4:30 pm
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Melbourne

Registrations Close
11 March 2024 9:00 AM


BOOK EARLY AND SAVE! Early Bird Fee applies until 12 February 2024

Accredited Supervisor Course (PACFA) - Early Bird Fee: $1590.00 AUD - payments received by 12 Feb 2024

Accredited Supervisor Course (PACFA) - Standard Fee: $1850.00 AUD - payments received from 13 Feb 2024

Please note the Terms and Conditions of enrolment prior to enrolling.



Successful completion of this course provides participants with the Certificate of Supervisor Accreditation. This PACFA accredited training allows participants to apply to PACFA for accreditation as a PACFA Accredited Supervisor. Applicants must contact PACFA 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 (face to face)

Part 3: Assessment of competency (conducting a supervision session – live feedback and report

Part 4: Videoconference supervision sessions


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 (25-26 March 2024) - Melbourne


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 Supervisor Competency Skills (27 March 2024) - Melbourne

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.

Part 4: Videoconference supervision sessions
4 x 3 hour videoconference supervision sessions are provided.

The course is endorsed by ACMHN, endorsed by ACA as an Accredited Training Course in Supervision and endorsed by PACFA to meet the requirements of PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards.


Certificate of Completion

On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Supervisor Accreditation.



Sam Vasta has worked in public community mental health services for over thirty years as a senior clinician and Service Manager. He has a wealth of clinical experience and supervision practice in a range of service settings ranging from young people experiencing first episode psychosis to consumers facing the challenges of recovery in the context of persistent and enduring mental illness. As a Service Manager, Sam has supervised various practitioners and team leaders often involving complex clinical scenarios. He has experience and has taught on topics including cross-cultural mental health practice, managing trauma from major critical incidents and ethical dilemmas in risk management. 

Event Type
Face to face workshop
Event Location
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
295 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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