Playwork Practitioner Training

Play Australia has been working with Play Wales to bring the internationally renowned Playwork Practitioners course to Australia.

Play Wales are the world leaders in Playwork, and we are delighted to be bringing Play Wales trainers to Australia over the next 3 years while we skill up the Australian Playwork sector to be able to deliver this training.

Play Australia will be offering the following Playwork training through this new partnership in 2024/25: Foundation Practitioner, Senior Practitioner and Train the Trainer Course. We are currently taking enrollments for the Playwork: Foundation Practitioner Course.

Playwork: Foundation Practitioner Course

This course is the starting point for all learners. The course provides a sound introduction to the Playwork Principles, loose parts theory, play
cycle, intervention styles, dynamic risk-benefit assessment and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

This training is industry certified by Play Australia and will be offered as a micro credential. The course is designed for those people currently working with children.

The course is broken up into different components including 3 x webinars, approx 3 hours online reading/preparation, a 2-day face-to-face practice workshop and assessments.

All sections of the course and assessment must be completed to receive the certificate.

Webinar Dates

Tuesday 16 July 2024, 7-9pm AEST (for those that missed the June Orientation webinar)
Tuesday 23 July 2024, 7-9pm AEST
Wednesday 14 August 2024 , 7-9 pm AEST.

2-Day Workshop Dates

Register here for Perth: 6 &7 September 2024

Register here for Melbourne 9 &10 September 2024

Register here for Sydney (1) 13 & 14 September 2024

Register here for Sydney (2) 17 & 18 September 2024

Register here for Brisbane 20 & 21 September 2024*

*This session is now full, however, please continue to register to go on the waitlist. You'll be the first notified of any upcoming dates released.


Currency – must has at least 2 years’ experience working face to face with children or young people in last 12 months.
Will be able to actively apply the learnings to a school, children’s service, or Youth program and have the support of your management.
Current working with children clearance.
Current child protection training (desirable).






How much does it cost and how is payment made?

$895.00 (includes GST) for Play Australia Organisational Members

$1295.00 (includes GST) for Student Members and non-members

Bookings and payments can be made immediately online via PayPal Secure Payment Method with your paypal account OR by providing your credit card details to PayPal.

Play Australia is unable to accept credit card details over the phone.

Alternatively both members and non-members can pay via EFT.

A tax invoice will be issued following your online registration.

Your registration will be confirmed following receipt of payment.


Can I talk to someone for more information?

Yes, of course, please contact:

  • Robyn Monro Miller - Chief Executive Officer – Play Australia
  • (M) 0415 29 2030
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