Consumer Perspective Supervision Courses 2024

The Lived Experience Branch, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division, Department of Health, Victoria has funded CPS training for 2024 to 2026. Expressions of Interest are now open for funded places in two CPS courses that will commence in September 2024. These are hybrid courses, combining face-to-face and online delivery. (If fully online is your preference, don’t worry! Fully online CPS training will be offered in 2025.)

To submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for either of these courses, please download the Guide to filling in the EOI form, EOI information and EOI Form (below). We highly recommend you read all the information provided before you complete and submit your EOI to ensure the best chance of a successful application. The due date for EOI applications is 28 July 2024. 

CPS Courses 2024 – EOI information

CPS Courses 2024 – EOI form

CPS Courses 2024 – Guide to filling in the EOI form

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CPS Courses 2024 – EOI information (larger print)

CPS Courses 2024 – EOI form (larger print)

CPS Courses 2024 – Guide to filling in the EOI form (larger print)

We thank you for your support and interest in CPS training! Please email if you have any queries regarding the application process or any other aspect of CPS training.

Overview & background

The Consumer Perspective Supervision (CPS) Training Delivery Project commenced in June 2020, with the roll out of the first CPS training in Victoria. This project followed on from the CPS Training Development Project, completed in 2019, which involved extensive consultations within Victoria to identify training needs for consumer perspective supervisors, supervisees, and managers/workers/interested others. A curriculum for Consumer Perspective Supervisors was developed, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a fully online version successfully developed and delivered.

The training aims to build discipline-specific Consumer Perspective Supervision capability and capacity in Victoria, to build capacity to provide CPS to the consumer/peer workforce. (CPS, because it is discipline specific, is not designed to be provided to the non-peer workforce, such as clinicians and non-peer managers).

The CPS course is written and facilitated by peer/consumer/lived experience leaders, supervisors and educators, most of whom are based in Victoria. In addition to the workshops, small group co-reflection sessions are a component of the course built in as a co-learning support for training participants, provided by people with extensive experience in mental health peer/consumer/lived/living experience work.


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      CPS Resources
      Consumer Perspective Supervision Resources

      We have included a range of Consumer Perspective Supervision (CPS) resources. CPS is a new and emerging discipline, and there is a growing need for more resources in this field to add to the foundational Consumer Perspective Supervision Framework (2018). We have included, with permission, a varied sample of CPS student course work.  Please respect their copyright and feel free to contact them if you would like to. We can put you in touch if their details are not included.

      The following visual CPS resources were developed to illustrate key CPS concepts:

      For Carer/Family Lived and Living Experience Workers in Victoria.

      inside out & associates often receives inquiries from Carer/Family Lived & Living Experience workers about supervision training, so we have included the Carer Perspective Supervision Framework, (2020), for your information, since we can’t provide supervision training to this group. We recommend you contact Tandem about Carer Perspective Supervision training opportunities.


      For anyone seeking a consumer or carer supervisor.

      If you are looking for a consumer or carer supervisor, please go to the Consumer and Family Carer Perspective Supervision Database, which has a listing of available supervisors, with information about their experience and fees. This database is hosted by the Centre for Mental Health Learning.