What is a Podcast?

A podcast is a type of digital media that comes in the form of an audio recording. This audio recording can be downloaded as a file to your computer. The file can be listened to on your computer or can be transferred to a mobile device such as a smart phone (e.g. iPhone, Android) to listen to at a time convenient to you. Podcast styles depend on who is doing the podcast but they can be such things as one on one conversations, interview formats or documentary style.

What is a Vodcast?

This is simply a “video podcast” and they can be accessed and downloaded in the same manner as a podcast. You can view a vodcast on our NGO Learning Centre too.

feature-34 Life Without Barriers (LWB)- RAP - Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) represent a practical process for organisations to follow to achieve better relationships, respect and opportunities with and for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. This podcast series is an opportunity for the NGO Learning Centre to share the Reconciliation Journey of an NGO that has been extremely successful. We will examine how LWB has used their Continue Reading
feature-webinar Managing Critical Incidents in Out Of Home Care (OOHC) NGOs - Managing Critical Incidents Conference, conducted on 20 & 21 April at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was an opportunity for NGO leaders and managers to engage in workshops and presentations from leading stakeholders in child protection and Out of Home Care sectors. Some of the keynote speakers were interviewed during the conference; and these podcasts offer a summary of Continue Reading
constance in purple Constance on the Edge - Constance Okot is a Sudanese refugee who has spent the last decade making Australia her new home. Her journey was first chronicled in the 2006 documentary I’ll Call Australia Home, which portrayed two refugee families from Burma and Sudan discovering the joys and challenges of their new home. Constance is now involved in a follow-up documentary Constance on the Edge, currently being filmed Continue Reading
childrens-court The Care Act & Court Processes in the Children’s Court of NSW - This series encompasses eight podcasts from an interview with the President of the Children's Court of NSW, Judge Peter Johnstone. The series provides information about the Care jurisdiction of the Children's Court of NSW to help NGO workers involved in child protection in NSW. It's a valuable resource for anyone wishing to gain an overview of the key concepts and Continue Reading
chilling-fashion-girl-1002 Ten Tips for working with children & young people in care - We took some time out to chat to Billy Black, a young person who works with the CREATE Foundation to promote and advocate for children and young people in care. In these short clips, Billy offers some tips to OOHC caseworkers and managers. Her advice and experiences reflect the voices of many other kids in care who are looking to Continue Reading
NSWCDS NSW Child Development Study - The NSW Child Development Study (NSW-CDS) is a longitudinal study of child mental health and wellbeing in a cohort of children who were assessed using the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) in 2009. The podcast provides an overview of the study and preliminary analysis of the FaCS data. Professor Carr, who leads the team responsible for this study also shares Continue Reading
iStock_Aboriginal women office Reconciliation Action Plan - If you or your organisation has interest in learning how to work more effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples then this is the podcast for you! This interview with Amber Roberts, from Reconciliation Australia, provides practical advice on how to build respect and trust with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Specifically, we discuss how developing a Reconciliation Continue Reading
feature-ti Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural & Development Centre - The Tirkandi Inaburra podcast series delves into the stories of the staff and students of this unique cultural and development centre for young Wiradjuri Aboriginal boys. This residential program is designed to empower Aboriginal youth through the promotion of self confidence, identity and cultural pride. The series highlights the importance of holistic early intervention programs that are culturally tailored to Continue Reading
feature-images-cult-reflec Culturally Reflective Casework Practice - The Culturally Reflective Casework Practice podcast series focuses on a practice model that supports practitioners in working with culturally diverse clients and families. Guest speaker, Janet Irvine, discusses the needs and challenges that can impact on clients from CALD backgrounds, and identifies ways in which organisations & practitioners can adapt Reflective Practice in their casework. The information covered in this Continue Reading