Australian Counselling Association & Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Approved Supervision Training

STS training is recognised by Australian Counselling Association, Australian Association Social Workers, Australian Hypnotherapists Association, Australian Community Workers Association, Australian Society Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia and International Institute for Complementary therapists  .....for the information  requirement for PACFA please refer to PACFA page 

Suitable for:

  • Experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists wanting to expand their skills and understanding to provide Professional Supervision in their practice skills.
  • Counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers irrespective of experience, wanting to gain more insight into the responsibilities of both the Supervisee and what they should expect from their respective Supervisors.
  • Supervisors and Others who find themselves providing Professional Supervision as part of their role and need to augment their proficiency with specific Supervisor training.
  • As a foundation to Professional and Clinical Supervision for the Health, Allied Health and all practices of a similar nature whose members subscribe to a reputable Professional Organisation with a conditional component requiring Supervision.
  • Hypnotherapists.
  • School Counsellors.
  • Teachers.
  • Social Workers.
  • Mental Health Workers.


  • Conducted as a 3 day, interactive total package following a pre-course reading and questionairre plus online videos.
  • Specific training and a deeper understanding of 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.
  • Collaborative and practical based training.
  • This course meets the ACA Supervisor Registration training criteria plus several other assocations 
  •  Study materials included in the investment.
  • ACA reconised for 10 OPD Points + 6 hours of Professional Supervision.

The Certificate of Attainment in Group and Individual Supervision Course is made up of three components of training:

1.         Reading the textbook and completing a questionnaire of 42 questions (minimum 80% pass mark) based on the contents of the textbook and a reflective essay on the text.

2.         Watch a series of four videos that run for a total of eight hours that explain the theory of Supervision. There is a 10 question assessment form with a minimum of 80% pass mark.

3.         3-day face to face classroom work, that includes a 216 page fully referenced manual, broken up into three phases:

  1.  interactive group work,
  2.  individual Supervision practice, and
  3. a formal assessment process that involves;
    1. Delivering an actual 60-minute Supervision session.  
    2. Critiquing a Supervision session.
    3. Being a Supervisee in a Supervision session

Note:   Formal assessments are conducted in real-time, face to face in front of a registered and qualified Optimise Potential assessor. Role-plays are not allowed.

Break down of hours: Component 1.Total 88 Hours.  Component 2. Total 8 hours. Component 3. Total 24 hours

Total nominal hours of training including assessment = 120 hours

  • Full fee $900 per person.

  • Professional Association members: ACA, AHA, ACHA, ACWA, AASW.  $850 per person  for component 1 & 2 & 3..

  • PACFA members only..refer to PACFA page for more details 

 STS's Presenters and Assessors & Administration staff 

  • Barbara Matheson, Honorary member of ACA , Fellow of Counsellors Victoria, Member of ACA College of Supervisors + Optimise Potential Trainer and Assessor  
  • Heather Bunting, member of PACFA, & ACA College of Supervisors.
  • Lyndall Briggs, President of  ACHA Registered Professional Hypnotherapist & Supervisor plus a member of ACA College of Supervisors+Optimise Potential Trainer and Assessor
  • Deborah Cameron  Melbourne Assistant  Member of ACA College of Supervisors& PACFA Supervisor
  • Tracey Fox, Adelaide Assistant  Member of the ACA College of Supervisors.
  • Loriane House, Adelaide Presenter & assessor Member of ACA College od Supervisors .STS would like to introduce Loraine House   Loraine  is delivering the training in CBD Adelaide she is a Educator & Lecturer in Counselling, teaching Mental Ilnesses / health at Flinders University, member of the ACA College of Supervisors  level 4 Counsellor registered with the Australian Counselling Association ACA  .if you would like to register for 2022, please text Barbara Matheson on mobile 0412 977 553. 

For future proposed Course training dates, see the Course Schedule.

To apply for localities in  Adelaide CBD, Tasmania,(Hobart) Melbourne CBD, send Email to,

To apply for the Sydney training info send Email to. Lyndal Briggs  

Businesses, organisation and group enquiries are welcomed, we can come to you  please contact Barbara on +61 (0)412 977 553