Masterclasses for Experienced Supervisors

Masterclasses for Experienced Supervisors


The Centre for Rural and Remote Health and the College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University, are delivering Masterclasses designed for experienced professional/clinical supervisors. An interprofessional education framework is utilised for all of the supervisor training, making our Masterclasses suitable for all supervising allied health professionals. A certificate of completion will be provided for 10 active CPD hours.

These Masterclasses are approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) for supervising Psychologists seeking to maintain Board-approved supervisor status.


Who are these workshops for?

Our Masterclasses are designed for experienced professional/clinical supervisors of allied health professionals who want to refresh their skills in this area, or for psychologists who have to meet the requirements of the Board to retain their Board approval to supervise.

Our Masterclasses are developed with a regional, rural and remote focus for health professionals living in or providing supervision in these areas. The strategies and resources provided in our Masterclasses will have a rural and remote lens.

Mode of Delivery

All Masterclasses will be available as a one-day face-to-face workshop or a live VC workshop delivered using the Zoom platform ( Masterclasses are scheduled on an annual basis. Please contact us using the expression of interest form if you would like a Masterclass delivered in-house or in your region.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

These workshops consist of a blend of didactic presentation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. You will be required to complete a pre-workshop assessment that may consist of activities such as peer feedback and reflective exercises. Please read the outline of the Masterclass you are interested in enrolling in before registering. Course outlines provide detailed information about pre-workshop assessment and workshop content.

Masterclass training calendar 

Masterclasses on offer

Supervising Underperformance and Addressing Conduct/Professional Concerns

This workshop focuses on key topics related to supervising underperformance and addressing conduct and/or professional concerns. This workshop is designed to encourage participants to engage with the following three topics through peer discussion, vignettes and role plays: identifying and understanding the underperformance of a supervisee; supervising the underperformance of a supervisee; and addressing conduct or professional concerns. Competence and skills related to each topic will be covered. The content is covered within the relational context of the supervisory relationship.

 After completing this Masterclass you will be able to:

  • understand and adhere to professional and legal requirements
  • recognise and address the underperformance of a supervisee early
  • recognise and address conduct or professional issues early 
  • apply a critical reflection process to reduce the risk of serious violations or manage violations as they occur

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Supervising Higher Degree Trainee Psychologists in a Regional, Rural and Remote Context

This Masterclass is designed for psychologists who provide supervision to higher degree students while on placement and need to keep abreast of the APAC & AHPRA requirements, and their role as the supervisor. This workshop will focus on the requirements of the higher degree program for all two-year Masters programs (Endorsement pathway) and one-year Masters programs (5+1 pathway). This workshop also aims to provide supervisors with knowledge and methods for the effective evaluation of the student competencies while on placement and will include practical tasks to increase their skill and confidence in providing critical feedback to students. There will be a focus on supervising higher degree students in the rural and remote context.

 After completing this Masterclass you will:

  • understand the current higher degree program requirements and learning context
  • understand context, including placement factors, supervision and stages of learning
  • be able to assess competencies within the context of placement number/learning stage
  • be able to consider the different needs of a placement in a regional, rural and remote context

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Supervising for Ethical, Cultural and Social Competence in Rural and Remote Practice

This Masterclass is designed for supervisors who would like to extend their skills and knowledge in supervising for competence in ethical, cultural and social diversity. This Masterclass will address cultural and social diversity through a rural and remote lens, drawing on ethical frameworks to advance supervisors skills in this area. Supervision models and tools are discussed within a best-practice framework, with a focus on giving and receiving feedback. The content is covered within the relational context of the practice of supervision.

 After completing this Masterclass you will be able to:

  • utilise ethical models and frameworks to supervise for social and cultural competence
  • develop competency-based learning goals and evaluate supervisee competencies within the rural and remote context
  • apply an understanding of best practice supervision models and tools to current practice
  • apply skills in pre-planning for giving and receiving feedback in supervision

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