Thanks for your interest in Triple P provider training! Courses are scheduled according to demand, and if a minimum number of registrations isn’t reached, a course may be cancelled. If your course is proceeding, you’ll receive a confirmation from us at least three weeks before the commencement date. This will include your payment invoice. Your place will only be guaranteed upon receipt of full payment. Payment must be received at least 24 hours before the first day of training.
Please note we cannot be responsible for any travel and/or accommodation costs related to training. We strongly recommend you wait until your course is confirmed prior to making travel/accommodation arrangements.
If you’d like to book a training course for 12 or more people, please see the sections on www.triplep.net referring to agency-tailored and population-health approach training. Courses may be able to be held at a time, place and date to suit your staff, and discounts may be available.
We also ask that you read our Terms & Conditions before booking.
See also the question below “What if I’ve got the wrong times or dates?”
We ask that you let us know before training if you have additional needs which may affect the training, accreditation, or your work as a provider (such as loss of sight not corrected by glasses or contact lenses, loss of hearing not corrected by a hearing aid, or speech difficulties). So that we can do our best to accommodate your needs, please let us know when you book your course via the registration form or the Additional Needs Disclosure Form.
If you're attending an in-person event, we’ll attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements, for example, gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegetarian food. Please let us know your requirements when you book your course. However, as catering is by outside suppliers we cannot guarantee 100% to meet particular requirements. If you have severe food and/or medical allergies, you should take complete responsibility for your food intake and potential exposure to allergens at training and accreditation.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR TRAINING?
Triple P Provider Training Courses are usually offered to those with a post-high-school degree in health, education, child care, or social services. In exceptional circumstances, this requirement is relaxed when the prospective trainees:
- are actively involved in "hands-on" roles working with parents, children and/or teens;
- have developed, through their workplace experience, some knowledge of child/adolescent development; OR have experience working with families and also have adequate clinical supervision and support on a regular basis.
CAN I DO ANY COURSE?
The Course Finder on this site and the Course Overview page both give some information about particular courses including pre-requisites. However, you can get more detail about all courses from the Triple P system table. This document gives more information including which professions are best suited to deliver particular levels of Triple P. (This table will also explain more about Level 1, Universal Triple P, which is not covered by a training course but rather involves raising public awareness.)
HOW LONG DOES EACH COURSE GO FOR?
Triple P Provider Training Courses vary in length, depending on the level of Triple P, and usually run over one to three days. Make sure you can meet both the training and accreditation time commitments before you register. You’ll be required to attend a minimum of 80% of your training course to be eligible for accreditation.
Courses cover the theory behind behavioral family interventions, both generally and specific to Triple P. This includes a comprehensive overview of the development and prevalence of behavioral and emotional problems in children and/or adolescents.
A skills-based training approach is used to introduce a range of consultation proficiencies needed for effective delivery. Various methods are used including instructive presentation, video demonstration, clinical problem solving, rehearsal of consultation skills, feedback and peer tutoring.
WHAT DOES "EXTENSION COURSE" MEAN?
Sometimes, an extension training course may be offered to providers who’ve previously trained to deliver Triple P, and want to up-skill to deliver another program. (Extension courses are only available for training combinations where there’s an overlap of content and/or process.) Extension courses offer a quicker way to be trained without having to go over content or processes that you’ve covered in previous training. This is why extension courses are slightly shorter than the non-extension version of the same course.
For example, if you’re trained to deliver Group Triple P, you could do a Primary Care Triple P Extension course, which wouldn’t cover all of the material normally covered in Primary Care Triple P Provider Training; it would only cover what is different to the original course — in this case, the process of delivering a brief, individual program. Similarly, if you’ve completed the process material for Standard Triple P, you don’t need to repeat this if you want to train to deliver Standard Teen Triple P. However, you do need to cover the extra content relating to the developmental issues of teenagers.
Extension courses may be done either immediately after the pre-requisite training or at a later date.
WHO RUNS THE COURSES?
All Triple P Provider Training Courses are conducted by Triple P Trainers in compliance with the Quality Assurance Requirements specified by the University of Queensland, Australia.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE IN A COURSE?
There's a maximum of 20 participants per course.
WHAT RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED?
You’re provided with a comprehensive set of the relevant training resources such as Participant Notes (which outline each day’s training sessions and help prepare you for accreditation) and Practitioner/Facilitator Kits (which you’ll need to guide you as you deliver Triple P to parents). To deliver the program, you or your employer will need to order parent resources and may wish to consider purchasing promotional resources. For more info, see the Parent and Promotional Resources section on the Beyond Training - Successful Implementation page.
WHAT IF I’VE GOT THE WRONG TIMES OR DATES?
VIDEO CALL TRAINING EVENTS
Many Triple P Open Enrolment training events are held online via a video call platform. These sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. If you are applying for an online course, it’s essential that you check the time-zone and dates before registering to ensure you can attend (just as you would for an in-person event). You also need to have a stable internet and video connection for these training events.
Please note, we cannot be responsible for any travel and/or accommodation costs related to training. We strongly recommend you wait until your course is confirmed before making travel/accommodation arrangements.
PRE-ACCREDITATION & ACCREDITATION
WHY DO I NEED TO DO A PRE-ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP?
The pre-accreditation workshop gives you the chance to observe and talk about the accreditation competencies with a trainer, do more practice with peers, and ask any questions you may have. This usually includes role plays of the compulsory competencies, self-evaluation of strengths and areas for improvement, and the chance to give and get constructive feedback. After the pre-accreditation workshop, you'll feel a lot more confident about completing accreditation and delivering Triple P.
WHY DO I NEED TO COMPLETE ACCREDITATION?
A competency-based accreditation process is a critical component of all Triple P training courses. Accreditation days are usually scheduled approximately six to eight weeks after initial training. Accreditation must be completed, not only to officially recognize proficiency in program delivery, but also to ensure that Triple P will be delivered competently and successfully within the community.
Research shows that practitioners who complete the training process (i.e. including the accreditation component) are more likely to deliver the program [see reference below]. This, in turn, increases awareness and effectiveness of the program within a community, thus supporting the cost-effectiveness of your investment in Triple P.
WHAT HAPPENS AT ACCREDITATION?
At the accreditation sessions (workshops), you’re given the opportunity to hand in your completed accreditation quiz, demonstrate your proficiency in particular competency areas, and get coaching and feedback on your performance. To allow for individual attention, accreditation is done in small groups, usually with around 5-7 providers per session (half-day or full-day, depending on the level of training). The group will be made up of other people who've done the same course as you.
In most cases, everyone will successfully demonstrate proficiency across all competencies by the end of the workshop. However, if not, you’ll be able to get further feedback, and are encouraged to use peer support and coaching before trying again. You can also submit a video recording or do a video call with a Triple P Trainer to demonstrate your competencies, however there may be associated extra costs.
You also need to complete and submit the 30 question multiple-choice quiz before the accreditation begins, and must score at least 80% to pass. If you don’t pass, you can re-attempt the quiz later via email.
You can read more about preparing for Triple P accreditation, especially with regard to options for agencies and services here: Implementation Support.
*Seng, A.C, Prinz, R.J., and Sanders, M.R. (2006). The role of training variables in effective dissemination of evidence-based parenting interventions. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8 (4), 19-27.