Working in a development agency is one of the most difficult, complex and rewarding jobs you will ever do. You need the best and most up-to-date resources, advice and support in order to tackle the challenges of your day-to-day work.

ACFID's Learning and Development program provides a range of opportunities for staff and volunteers working in Australian NGOs.  We want to help build your knowledge, skills and confidence in ways which improve your practice, strengthen your organisations, meet your obligations under the ACFID Code of Conduct and contribute to wider change in the sector.

ACFID runs its own learning and development events as well as provides information about events relevant to your needs that are offered by our member organisations and by other organisations.

Our Testimonials



“I am so glad I attended this session and did not send an apology which I was so tempted to do a day earlier. Really interesting and empowering.”

“Excellent content and extremely well delivered”.

“Enjoyed it very much. Very practical, delivered by people who walk the talk and know what they are talking about”.

Participants, Introduction to the Sector, Melbourne, 30th August 2016.

"We have found the various training and development programs extremely beneficial for both staff and Board members. They are always well run and facilitated. The feedback I’ve received from our attendees has always been very positive regardless of their NGO experience."

Miranda Chow
CEO, Lasallian Foundation

“One of the best workshops I have been to!”

Participant, Introduction to the Sector Workshop,

February 2016

“Kate and Claire did a really great job - and encouraged good open discussion from as many people as possible.”

Participant, Images and Messages Workshop,

May 2016


  • Our Approach

    ACFID’s Learning and Development program is about more than just training. ACFID’s Learning and Development program is about working together to achieve real, long-term change for the world’s poor.

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  • ACFID Learning Opportunities

    At ACFID, we offer different types of learning opportunities that are tailored to your needs.

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  • Further Learning Opportunities

    ACFID’s learning and development program facilitates access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities that are offered by our member organisations and by other providers.

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  • Code Learning

    In order to enhance member knowledge around the principles within the ACFID Code of Conduct (the Code), we have sourced both...

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