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PASSING 2024 - The SRV Practicum 5 Day course for learning more about Social Role Valorisation (SRV)

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The SRV Practicum 5 Day course for learning  more about Social Role Valorisation (SRV)

Sydney, NSW 6-10 May 2024 


Learn more about SRV and see the reality of issues involved in trying to support people to acquire socially valued roles in community life. You visit two human services; have interviews and conversations with people who receive the service and those who provide the service.

Following each study visit, you use rigorous discussion and evaluation to analyse the impact of the service on the lives of the people who receive the service. Participants work in small teams led by a Team Leader to use ‘PASSING’ an SRV-based service evaluation tool.

Through this process, participants more deeply understand the needs of the people and what it is that the service does to meet those needs. Services visited in the past have included aged care facilities, special schools, day programs, business services and supported accommodation services. It is a demanding but extremely rich workshop.

Who should attend?

Those who want to use SRV in a service context.

Are you interested in deepening your understanding of the issues facing human services? Do you want to create positive change? If so, this course is for you. This includes both family members and anyone who is working in human services.


All participants must have completed a 2 or 4 day formal Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory event, approved by Australian Social Role Valorisation Association (ASRVA) and with an approved Senior Trainer.  If in doubt about your eligibility, please contact us.

This is a live-in workshop and fees to attend include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals (except dinner on Thursday)
  • Course fees

Participants must also have a PASSING manual to use for the duration of the event. This is an excellent resource for your organisation - purchase from Community Resource Unit (CRU) for $110 including postage, - go to or ph (07) 3844 2211.

Alternatively you can hire a PASSING Manual for a fee of $30.00. It is essential to read particular parts of the manual before the event begins.

Leadership Groups and Teams Leaders 

Senior Trainer John Armstrong has had a long career in many human service roles, the last thirty  as a human service consultant, evaluator and trainer to people, families and organisations across Australia, NZ and other parts of the world. His work is underpinned by the knowledge and application of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) which provides a practice framework for successfully transforming  the lives of people who are, or at risk of being, devalued by their communities.

John will be assisted by Kane Morgan and Sharon Lowe in the oversight of the course and PASSING Teams. Participants work in teams, each of which will be led by a person experienced in SRV and the use of PASSING.

Daily times

Registration - Day 1 from 8am

Day 1: 8.30am-7.00pm

Days 2 and 3: 8.30am to as last as 9.30pm

Day 4: 8.30am to 7pm

Day 5: 8.30am to 1pm


This is a live-in workshop and fees to attend include Accommodation, all meals (except dinner on Thursday and course materials.

Early Bird Standard (register by 1 April): $950.00
Standard: $1050.00
Family members and concession: $330.00
Registration Deadline: 22 April 2024

If you require accommodation on Sunday 5 May the rate is $147.50 (which includes breakfast). 

If you need to pay by invoice please contact and we will contact you to register. 

If cost is a barrier for you in attending, please contact us.

Registration Process

  • Complete registration on Humantix
  • You will receive an email advising you have a place in the course
  • Please ensure you register as early as possible as numbers are limited.
  • For cancellations please read information on our website.

Course Coordinator P: 0415 310 890

This course is part of our Pursing Ordinary Lives Through Valued Roles Project which is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) through an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant.

What past participants have said about the workshop:

PASSING is one of the most potent ways of understanding people’s needs as well as providing insights on how to design and carry out ‘service’ that makes a positive and lasting difference in their lives.

"My own personal awareness has been heightened off the scale!”
“A very positive experience… I feel like a light has been switched on”

Foundations Forum is a NSW volunteer organisation formed in 1985 by a group of individuals committed to improving the lives of people who are marginalised in society.

Our aim is to challenge, inspire and encourage individuals and organisations to pursue better lives for people who are at risk of being devalued, by promoting the principles and practice of Social Role Valorisation (SRV).

To read more about SRV, we encourage you to visit our resource page on our website: https://www.foundationsforum.o...


Please let us know of any accessibility requirements when registering so that  adjustments can be made. 


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Refund policy

For the live-in PASSING event, if a cancellation is made: before the RSVP date, a full refund will be given, less $100 non-refundable deposit; after the RSVP date and up to 2 weeks before the event 50% of your registration will be refunded; within 2 weeks of the event, no refund will be given.