Our Work

Current Projects

In 2020 FSSI is continuing to work with key partners to deliver and evaluate a suite of projects designed to support the growth, quality and adaptation of social service workforce.  These projects include:

  • Leading the design and implementation of Higher Apprenticeships for the social service sector;
  • Supporting the implementation of the Community Traineeships Pilot Program;
  • Delivering the Leadership Intensive Program to three new cohorts of family violence leaders;
  • Engaging our Leadership Network through curated online content and events; and
  • Building the evidence base through evaluation of programs;
  • Undertake applied research projects aligned to sector interests and needs; and
  • Support our PhDs scholars to expand the evidence base through in areas of sector interest.

Completed Projects

Our 2020 work builds on work undertaken between 2016 and 2019 including:

  • A scholarship and support program for new entrants to the sector including wrap-around support;
  • The NDIS Future Workforce Capability Project to redesign the curriculum for the Certificate III in Individual Support to prepare graduates to work in the NDIS environment;
  • Research projects focused on the reduction of restrictive practices and community capacity building;
  • An Executive Masterclass program to build leadership capability using responsive curriculum model; and
  • Development of reports and submissions highlighting challenges facing the social service sector and putting forward recommendations to address these challenges.