Learning and Development

The Federation of Community Legal Centres offers staff and volunteers at our Member Community Legal Centres opportunities to develop their professional skills throughout the year. We offer diverse training sessions in areas including climate justice, cultural safety, finance, governance, leadership, management, media, and mental health first aid through trusted facilitators.

The Federation appreciates feedback from members as we gauge interest in new sessions of proven training offerings, or to flag new training areas for us to investigate.

Below you will find out how to keep up-to-date with training announcements, training details and upcoming sessions.

Training Communications

If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming learning and development opportunities, please email [email protected] with your name, your CLC, and your contact details.

Those on this list will be assured of hearing about new training sessions as soon as they are announced.

Who can attend?

Most training sessions offered by the Federation are for Federation members only. If you are a staff member, board member, committee of management member, volunteer, or student placement (PLT) at a Community Legal Centre, you are welcome to join our training sessions.

Occasionally, we have the capacity to extend the invitation to additional participants outside the Victorian community legal sector.

CPD Points

Whilst the Federation’s diverse training program contains sessions relevant for more than just the legal staff at Community Legal Centres, many of the training sessions can count towards the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for Victorian lawyers. Attendance will be recorded by the Federation to ensure all details are noted for any CPD reporting.

CPD obligations are regulated by the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner and their CPD information for lawyers can be found on this page of their website.


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