Foster Care Online Training Australia (FCOTA) is a not for profit organisation that offers convenient and relevant training courses specifically designed for people caring and working in the Out of Home Care sector.
Our purpose is to support carers and workers, by arming them with knowledge and skills needed to support and care for children and young people in Out of Home Care.
FCOTA courses have been developed by a highly experienced team of multidisciplinary professionals, including Out of Home Care Case Managers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors and Medical Practitioners.
FCOTA believes children and young people are everyone’s responsibility. Every child and young person deserves a safe, loving home to feel secure and to thrive. We all need to support and advocate for their rights, protection and wellbeing.
Foster carers and workers are a valuable part of the team in working with some of Australia’s most vulnerable children, young people and families. Through participating in ongoing training courses, carers and workers will further develop their competence and contribution to their caring role.
'Shared Stories Shared Lives' face to face training is available for local agencies.
Please see terms and conditions below for subscription options.
"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." " Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa
“Helping those who help others”
Your user name is the email address you entered when first registered with FCOTA.
If you cannot remember that email address please contact us and we can provide it to you
All courses on this website are copyright to FCOTA and no written part of any course can be used or reproduced without written permission. All courses remain the property of FCOTA.
Courses are for subscribers use only and are non-transferrable.
Membership options are:
Membership A $500 annual subscription per caring household or staff member allowing unlimited access to courses.
Membership B $8000 for a two year subscription for Non-Government organisations (with less than 50 carers/staff). All carers and staff will be given unlimited access to all courses throughout the subscription period. An annual IT support fee of $200 per organisation applies.
As agencies and organisations are funded to provide their carers training, FCOTA only charges agencies and organisations the subscriptions costs, not carers.
Payment is by direct debit or cheque payable to FCOTA.
Payment is to be received within 14 days from invoice. Subscriptions will commence once payment is received.
In signing this subscription FCOTA agree to maintain confidentiality at all times according to State and Federal Laws. Staff, agency and carer information will not be shared with any other person or organisation outside FCOTA.
FCOTA provides services to carers and staff through registered Out of Home Care providers only. Private memberships are not available.
DISCLAIMER: Please be advised fcota.com.au courses do not replace professional help in any area of caring and protecting self and others. FCOTA’s courses have been designed for educational purposes only. All case studies are fictional but based on realistic issues facing children, families and carers in out of home care. Staff and carers of Out of Home Care need to follow the state government legislation in place for children in care. FCOTA does not take any responsibility, legal or otherwise, that you deem to arise from FCOTA’s training courses. FCOTA strives to improve your knowledge and skills as foster carers or workers but does not take any responsibility for any unexpected experiences you encounter as foster, kinship carers, Adoptive Parents or workers.