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

RISE-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.

This RISE-UP course with Optimise Potential is Australia’s only 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:

  • 5-7 March 2022
  • 2-4 April 2022
  • 7-9 May 2022
  • 4-6 June 2022
  • 11 June 2022 Group Supervision
  • 12 June 2022 Master Class
  • 2-4 July 2022
  • 13-15 August 2022
  • 10-13 September 2022
  • 1-3 October 2022
  • 5-7 November 2022
  • 3-5 December 2022

Individual and Group Supervision Course & Workshop:
3 Components: 112 Hours (nominal)

Three components:

Component 1 Pre-course study
80 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

  • $875 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:

  • Australian Counselling Association.
  • Australian Community Workers Association.
  • Australian Hypnotherapy Association.
  • Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
  • Association of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (Singapore).
  • Philippines Association of Guidance Counsellors.
  • Counsellors Victoria.
  • Professional Counselling Association NSW/ACT.
  • South Australian Psychotherapy & Counselling Association.


  • 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:
The main supervision training course has evolved over the years to its current form with the textbook, video and workshop components.
The core textbook was created by course designer Philip Armstrong (Optimise Potential) and Nadine Pelling who have also built a workbook, training videos and more.
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