Professional Development for Schools

We offer 2 different set training sessions to schools. All sessions are delivered by request and are free of charge.

The Refugee Experience
& Recovery Goals

This workshop focuses on understanding the refugee experience prior to arrival in Australia and during resettlement and its impact on students and their families. As this understanding underpins responsive and effective classroom strategies, this workshop is a prerequisite for ‘Understanding the Whole of School Approach’ workshop.

2 hours

Schools & Families
Working Together

This workshop provides information and strategies to engage families of refugee backgrounds in schools and promote social connectedness between refugee families and the school community.

1.5 hours

Request for Professional Development for Schools

To request training for your school, fill in the online Professional Development for Schools Form below or download a Professional Development for Schools Request Form and return to Taryn McBurney or Fax to (07) 3391 6388 or PO Box 6254, Fairfield, 4103.

Requests will be confirmed or declined generally within one week but may take up to 3 weeks after lodgement.

For further information contact Taryn McBurney, the Training Coordinator on 07 3391 6677 or email

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    Have you had any training from QPASTT in the past 12 months?

    Percentage of your clients who are refugees at the school (estimated):

    Who is the professional development for? (numbers and profile)

    What is the reason for the Professional development request?

    What do you want participants to be able to do differently as a result of this session?

    Equipment Available (eg; laptop, data projector, DVD / video player):

    Workshop Request

    Please indicate which workshop (1 or 2)

    Proposed day/s & date/s: (Preferences)

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