supervision training

Sydney Supervision Training specialises in the creation and delivery of courses for clinical and professional supervision.
Visit the ABOUT page for details.

Course Offerings

Certificate of Attainment in Individual & Group Supervision

Stepping-Up model, textbook, video and 3-day workshop training.

This Certificate of Attainment COA) in Individual & Group Supervision training course is designed to provide a Supervision qualification for mental health professionals in clinical practice, particularly those who wish to become eligible to apply for listing as a Supervisor.

The Stepping-Up course is an internationally recognised qualification in Professional/Clinical Supervision being recognised by the ACA and many other Australian peak bodies. The course is valuable for trained counsellors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, midwives and GPs. The training program covers all the competencies that are required as a component of eligibility for membership to the premiere College of Supervisors, a professional College of specialists under the Australian Counselling Association Inc (ACA). The course consists of self-study components followed by a 3-day face-to-face workshop.

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:

  • 2-4 March 2024
  • 6-8 April 2024
  • 4-6 May 2024
  • 1-3 June 2024
  • 6-8 July 2024
  • 3-5 August 2024
  • 7-9 September 2024
  • 3-4 November 2024
  • 7-9 December 2024

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:
3 Components: 120 Hours (nominal)

Three components:

Component 1 Pre-course study
88 Hours (nominal)
Reading the textbook “The Practice of Counselling & Clinical Supervision” 2017, Australian Academic Press.
Answering the Questionnaire and writing Reflective essay based on the textbook.

Component 2 Video Series
8 Hours (nominal)
Watching specific videos and answering quiz questions

Component 3 Three day face-to-face workshop
24 Hours (1 hour prep plus 9.30am – 4.30pm each day over 3 days)
Preparation, presentations, group discussions, practice supervision scenarios and assessed supervision triads.

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:

Course Fee

  • $900 for the full course including the 3-day workshop
  • Note that for ACA members, the course also counts for 10 OPD Points + 6 hours of Professional Supervision which can save you on those expenses.

Refund policy
14 days’ notice is required for 75% refund.
24 hours is required for 50% refund.
No refund on non-attendance.

Note that there is also a textbook each participant needs to purchase through Academic Australian Press or Amazon to complete the pre-workshop components (approximately $55 plus postage).

64 Shaw Street, Kingsgrove NSW 2208
Short walk from Kingsgrove Railway Station and the local shops.
Off street parking available.
Information on convenient accommodation and transport is on the website and included in your welcome letter.

Morning & afternoon tea plus a delicious lunch provided on each day of a workshop.

The workshop is facilitated and assessed by:

Lyndall Briggs. FACA, HMASCH
In her professional capacity as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, Lyndall has been in full-time private practise for over 20 years. She has been on the board of the ACA since its incorporation and is president of the ASCH (Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists). She is an experienced registered supervisor with both associations.

For more information see the ABOUT page. I can be reached via the CONTACT page.

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:

Professional Recognition:

  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.
  • The Australian Community Workers Association.
  • Australian Hypnotherapy Association.
  • Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
  • The Australian Counselling Association.
  • The International Institute for Complementary Therapists


  • Conducted as a 3 day, interactive total package following pre-course elements.
  • Specific training for Professional Supervision for clinical practices.
  • Understanding the rights and responsibilities of both the Supervisee and Supervisor.
  • Up-skilling to better carry out Professional Supervision of your team or individuals.
  • This course meets the ACA Supervisor Registration training criteria.
  • 10 ACA OPD Points + 6 hours of Professional Supervision.
  • PACFA members need to complete an extra component online (additional cost).

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:


To be eligible to undertake this training program it is recommended that anyone undertaking this course has a minimum of 2 years supervised practice experience in counselling, social work, psychology, nursing, education or similar.


  • Counsellors.
  • Psychotherapists.
  • Allied Health Workers.
  • Hypnotherapists.
  • School Counsellors.
  • Teachers.
  • Social Workers.
  • Mental Health Workers.

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:
Requirement for PACFA members is Component 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Component 4: Advanced training and online units

Advanced training, online manual, plus extra support for 2 months as the student completes 12 hours of supervision across a range of Counselling and Psychotherapy modalities.

Component 4 is only offered by STS Melbourne.
For more information, please contact Barbara Matheson at or phone 0412 977 553.

Fee: $400pp

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:
Barbara Matheson of Supervision Training Services has designed the Stepping Up model of Supervision Training which is delivered in all states of Australia, including the textbook, video and workshop components.
The core textbook was created by course designer Philip Armstrong and Nadine Pelling.
This base is expanded upon by Lyndall Briggs (Sydney Supervision Training) to create the full value.

Other Supervision Courses

Further supervision courses will be on offer again soon including short courses for those wanting to up-skill from individual to group supervision.


Accrediting Organisations

Small group learning is a key feature of the supervision course with numbers between 4 and 6 allowing high participation.

Supervision Training

Text & Video study plus
3-Day Workshop Sydney

Peak Body Accredited

Clinical & Professinal
Supervision Course

ACA Approved for

10 OPD points &
6 hours of supervision