IPSU (Indigenous Professional Support Unit)

Indigenous Professional Support Unit (IPSU) provides professional development and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's services.

These services are able to access: 

  • advice 
  • support
  • flexible training options
  • resources
  • referrals to other agencies. 

IPSU works meet the individual needs of each service type. 

Advice and support

IPSU provides advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services by building relationships through regular service visits, newsletters, forums and conferences. 


The IPSU staff, use a strengths-based approach to all aspects of their delivery. This style assists to identify and improve the strengths of the workers in the child care service. We prepare, develop and present workshops that are tailored to the needs of each individual service. Our aim is to provide a high standard of professional development taking into consideration culture, language and time during the planning process. In doing this, staff of the children's services are able to gain the knowledge required to provide high quality care to children. 


We offer some informative reference books for our eligible services.  We also have quarterly newsletters and fact sheets that are sent out to our services thats full of information, updates and beautiful photo's of our travels. Our website itself is a resource which can be used to access this information and for linking in to other useful sites.


IPSU can refer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services onto other appropriate and useful agencies available


To find out more about the work of the unit visit www.ipsu.com.au or call 1800 110 869.


The Inclusion and Professional Support Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Our passion is to assist in the promotion of positive outcomes for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander children and their families.