Learning and Development

The Federation of Community Legal Centres offers Continuing Professional Development to our members throughout the year.

A calendar of training sessions for 2022 that will provide a framework for your training plans for the year will be released in March.

The learning and development opportunities may also return CPD points under a mandatory field.

If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming learning and development opportunities, please send an email to [email protected].

Victorian Community Legal Sector CPD Event


Attendees will receive a Zoom link and any supporting information by 1pm the day before your session. If you do not receive this email by this time, contact [email protected] as soon as possible.

If you would like to amend any aspect of your registration, please contact [email protected]. This includes adding or cancelling a session from your registration.


Sessions will be delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Sessions will run for 60-90 minutes and will start at:

  • 10am in Week One
  • 2pm in Week Two
  • 10am in Week Three

We hope that this variety will offer members the flexibility to attend as many sessions as possible.

Program details

The detailed program (including speaker bios) can be found here.

A one page document of condensed information can be found here.

If you have any issues when downloading these documents please email [email protected].


Registration can be made via Eventbrite.

Attendance is free to all CLC staff and volunteers. There is a fee for non-members.

When you register you can nominate the sessions you want to attend from the options below.

Week One

Tuesday 8 March, 10am -11am

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – Specialist Courts, Programs and Supports

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Wednesday 9 March, 10am-11am

Continual improvement through monitoring, evaluation and learning

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

Thursday 10 March, 10am -11am

Overcoming Coercive Control and Suicides of Indian Women in the City of Whittlesea

Whittlesea Community Legal Service

Week Two

Tuesday 15 March, 2pm-3.30pm

Mental Health Service Systems

Northern Community Legal Centre

Wednesday 16 March, 2pm-3pm

Connected practice: the delivery of integrated legal services to women in contact with multiple systems

Law and Advocacy Centre for Women

Thursday 17 March, 2pm-3pm

West Heidelberg Legal Literacy Program

Women's Legal Service Victoria, Banyule Community Health,

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service, and Program Participant

Week Three

Tuesday 22 March, 10am-11am

Financial abuse – understanding, identifying and dealing with it

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc, Seniors Rights Victoria,

State Trustees Limited and Financial Counselling Vic Inc

Wednesday 23 March, 10am-11.30am

Restorative responses to sexual violence

Open Circle, Centre for Innovative Justice

Thursday 24 March, 10am-11am

The new federal residential tenancies jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court

Tenants Victoria

We hope that you will find much to capture your interest and look forward to seeing you at the sessions.

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