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MacKillop runs a range of parenting courses throughout the year, designed to support families to build strong and positive relationships. These courses are delivered through a mixture of online and face to face parenting groups and 1:1 sessions.

All courses aim to help parents and/or carers:

  • build better communication skills with their child
  • understand the different ages and stages for emotional development
  • raise independent, self-motivated children
  • build positive self-esteem for healthy social development.

Available courses

Courses are long term commitments, 6 to 8 weeks in length.

Tuning in to Kids

The Tuning into Kids program helps parents, grandparents, and carers of children 3- 10 years ‘tune in’ and improve communication and connection with their kids.

Tuning into Teens

The Tuning into Kids program helps parents, grandparents, and carers of children 11- 18 years ‘tune in’ and improve communication and connection with their young person.

Circle of Security

Circle of Security is an evidence-based program that aims to strengthen the parent-child bond, allowing parents to be better equipped to read and respond to their child’s cues and form a secure attachment. For parents with children six months to six years.

Currently unavailable

The following courses are currently unavailable. Please visit again soon as courses are continually being added.

  • Tuning In
    Dads Tuning into Kids
  • Triple P- Positive Parenting Program
  • Bringing up Great Kids
    Bringing Up Great Kids
  • Bringing Up Great Kids – the early years (0 -6 years)
    Bringing Up Great Kids – Aboriginal families
  • Stepping Stones Triple P


The following workshops will be added to the website in the coming months.

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Managing Screen Time
  • Understanding Your Teen

Other Course Providers

If you can't enrol in the course you're after with us, please see here for other low and no cost course providers in Melbourne.

Frequently asked questions about Parenting Education

Please subscribe to the mailing list to be emailed when new courses and workshops become available. All emails will be redirected back the mailing list.

No, all parent education is free of charge.

Residents of the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, living in one of the following local government areas: City of Melbourne, Melton City Council, Brimbank City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council or Wyndham City Council.

Please look at the link 'Other Course Providers' document above where you can likely find other organisations to support you.

Join our mailing list above and receive communication from us when new course dates become available.

No, you are welcome to register to the courses and workshops directly.

Please note your details in the Join The Mailing List section and let us know what you would like to see us host in the future.

All courses are delivered in English however handouts and resources can be provided in multiple languages. Please contact us directly to discuss further.

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