Part 1 Online course

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity to up skill and, for those more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in clinical supervision.

The course will aim to increase confidence and skills in providing supervision considering the wider system including self, supervisee, the client and the agency. 


At the completion of the online course, participants should 

  • Have developed a sound knowledge of the role of clinical supervision when working as a health or welfare professional
  • Be able to recognise the importance of supervision and the benefits for those who receive clinical supervision but also the benefits to clients
  • Be aware of the different models of supervision
  • Be introduced to the role of the initial supervisor meeting and defining the purpose of supervision with the supervisee.
  • Recognise the importance of a safe and supportive relationship that underpins a good supervisory experience
  • Have knowledge of contract setting in supervision and determining supervisee-learning needs
  • Be familiar with various techniques of best practice supervision as well as reflective practice
  • Understand the value of effective feedback and evaluation

Course Outline

The course comprises seven self-paced modules that provide students with a structured learning experience. Within each module there are coherent, clear learning outcomes. Modules have been developed within the overall course program. There has been a planned integrated approach with a focus on student centred learning. The aims of the modules are to support the student to develop knowledge, skills and competencies and become aware of the important decisions to be made as a clinical supervisor and the variety of possibilities available. The course includes presentations, video demonstrations, (to convey concepts and demonstrate skills), reflective tasks, readings and relevant resources, including templates to be used in clinical practice. 

A series of assessment tasks, quizzes are also included. The assessment tasks have been developed in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules and the core requirements required of ACA supervisors. 

These formative multiple-choice assessment questions not only inform the student as to how learning is progressing but allows students to obtain feedback and address any gaps in their knowledge and skills.

It is estimated that the online course takes 35 hours to complete including readings, viewing podcasts, videos and learning activities across seven modules. 

It is equivalent to 35 hours continuing professional development.