Online Learning

Foster Care Online Training Australia

FCOTA is a not-for-profit professional training organisation that values children and young people, their families, carers and community. They believe carers deserve to be supported and empowered through strength-based training that is convenient for them to access. Therefore, better able to provide a positive and healing environment for children in their care.

The FCOTA membership usually costs $80 but Carer KaFE have purchased a  annual subscriptions to FCOTA which allows you free unlimited access to all FCOTA’s online training courses 24/7. You choose what course you want to complete at a time that best suits you.

Carer KaFE Governance Group Members from VACCA and The Alliance have worked with FCOTA to redevelop the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content to ensure that the units are culturally safe for those in Victoria.  

You can complete the following online modules:

  • Caring for a grieving child or young person
  • Anxiety disorders in children and young people
  • Child protection
  • Caring for an Aboriginal child or young person
  • The impact of trauma on brain development
  • Caring for a child or young perosn with Challenging Behaviours
  • Life Story Work
  • Caring for a child or young person from a Culturally and Linguistic Diverse background
  • Introduction to Attachment and Bonding
  • Contact with significant others
  • Babies born to substance abusing mothers
  • Caring for a child who has experienced sexual abuse
  • Suicide prevention of children and young people
  • The impact of domestic violence on children and young people
  • Advocate for yourself and others
  • Trauma informed care Part 1
  • Trauma informed care Part 2

Each module takes around 2 - 4 hours to complete, and once you've started one module you have three months to complete it.


After completing a module you will have a certificate directly emailed to you.

To register for the online training please click on the Registration Form here.

IT Support for Foster Care Online Training Australia

Download the FCOTA User Guide here.

If you have forgotten your password for your login please reset here:

If you are experiencing any IT issues with the training please contact:

Foster Care Online Training Australia

Ph: 02 4285 4049

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