South Australian Supervision and Training


Are you wanting to gain training in supervision? RISE UP is Australia's No. 1 supervision training

South Australian Supervision and Training is South Aussie based, regularly runs training in Adelaide and happy to travel to you wherever you are based in SA and deliver training tailored to your workplace

Counsellors, Social Workers, Nurses, Mental Health Workers & Allied Health


Pastoral Care





Government, Non-Government Organisations and NDIS

Optimise Potential

Who is Optimise Potential?

Optimise Potential is the brainchild of Dr Philip Armstrong, an internationally renowned expert in Supervision and Business Building.

Founder of Optimise Potential and the RISE UP model, Dr Philip Armstrong is an internationally sought-after speaker and presenter. He is internationally recognised for his work in Mental Health and his expertise in supervision.

Philip has published three text books and has keynoted and presented at conferences in Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, the Philippines, India and Italy. Philip has been featured on TV and radio, as well as in digital and print media across the globe, including Vogue, Cleo, The Financial Times and The Age.

The Optimise Potential highly skilled and qualified team delivers training courses and workshops for professionals looking to develop themselves professionally or start up a small business.

Optimise Potential is Australian owned and has been developing and delivering training courses and workshops for over 20 years, in five countries. Optimise Potential established its reputation as an innovator in the field of mental health and is now bringing its experience into the corporate sector.

Optimise Potential is the originator and designer of the unique RISE UP model for supervision, a model based on evidence-based research. The RISE UP model is used in by mental health experts in five countries and is endorsed by peak professional bodies in Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India and China.

Learn more about the RISE UP Supervision Training HERE

RISE UP Courses are Recognised Professional Development with ACA

The 3-Day Certificate of Attainment in Supervision provides 10 OPD points with The Australian Counselling Association and meets the training requirements to join the College of Supervisors

The 1-Day Group Supervision Training for existing supervisors provides 5 OPD points with The Australian Counselling Association and meets the annual OPD requirement for the membership with the College of Supervisors.

To see the listing for this training on the ACA website click HERE

Meet Penny Adams..

Your RISE UP licensed trainer for South Australia

Hello my name is Penny, and I am the owner of South Australian Supervision and Training and one of Optimise Potentials licensed trainers. I will be your trainer for the RISE UP Supervision course in South Australia - whether city, country or remote. I am a counsellor and supervisor registered with ACA (2364) and the College of Supervisors.

I am a proud South Aussie of 20 plus years having lived in the city, rural and regional areas. I have been involved in the mental health, education and pastoral care sectors in SA for the last 10 and run my own successful counselling business, of which supervision forms an important aspect. I am honoured to have been training people to be counsellors for an RTO for the last 6 years and hold a current Certificate IV TAE.

I also have a passion for helping counsellors develop and grown a successful and sustainable counselling business that is not only profitable but enjoyable!

It will be my pleasure and privilege to assist you in becoming a supervisor and I am looking forward to meeting you.

Next South Australian Supervision Training event

The next 3-day RISE UP certificate of attainment in supervision will be held in April 2021. Completing this training means you meet the training requirements for ACA College of Supervisors*. This 3 day training provides 10 OPD points and 6 hours of supervision.

Are you an existing supervisor registered with ACA? If so you are required to maintain OPD each year on supervision. Day ONE only of this training equips you to facilitate group supervision. This is essential if your original training did not include a group supervision component and you wish to facilitate group supervision. This ONE day training provides 5 OPD points.

*ACA have additional eligibility criteria


Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th & Friday 30th July 2021

9.00 am - 4.30 pm


3 day full training $850 or $800 early bird price

group supervision one-day training $350 or $300 early bird price


This date doesn't suit? We will be running another later in the year

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Or do you want the training delivered in your workplace, tailored to your specific needs?

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Book 3 weeks prior to training and get early bird discount. If you would like pay via bank transfer please email for an invoice

Booking is not confirmed until payment is received


The 3-Day Training Overview

Pre-course training online*

1. Text book

2. Online training videos

3. Assessment

* 3 day training participants only

Day 1

One day

Group Supervision Training*

*existing supervisors only do this day

Day 2 & 3

1. Practical examples and scenarios

2. Demonstrations

3. Assessment

Ready to become a supervisor? Let's do this.