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ACFID shares learning opportunities and resources developed for and with ACFID members. We aim to build sector capability so that Australia has a high performing development and humanitarian sector that delivers for the stakeholders it serves.

The ACFID learning team regularly collaborates with member organisations and ACFID Communities of Practice to convert practice leadership into learning opportunities for the wider sector. Contact [email protected] to explore collaboration opportunities.

Learning opportunities with ACFID

Our learning opportunities and resources span the ACFID Code of Conduct, climate change, civil society, safeguarding and child protection, disability inclusive development, and more.

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Disability Inclusion Mini-Series.

This three-part series covers consultation, disability-inclusive communications and empowerment.

Code of Conduct Reporting Webinar

Highlights changes to the Code requirements since ACFID members first prepared their CSA, and how to report on these.

The Future of International Development Business Models Webinar

How are contemporary trends affecting the development world?

Further Learning

Indonesia and Australia: Emerging Health Service Delivery and SDG Impact

The global effort to overcome the Covid-19 challenges covers everything from vaccine discovery and production, testing systems, supply chain management for everything including personal protective equipment (PPE) and health equipment. There are very substantial developments taking place in areas such as tele-medicine and new approaches to dealing with long endemic vector-borne diseases. The impact on emerging health service delivery on each country’s most disadvantaged communities and achieving their national SDG goals will be explored. A series of innovative Indonesian – Australian health sector partnerships will be examined.

Brought to you by Monash university and XSPI

Webinar date: 23 August, 12:30 – 3pm

Further information can be found in this pdf

 

Register Here.

Introduction to Fraud and Corruption

Ideal as an induction course for NGO staff and board members, the course provides participants with an awareness of fraud and corruption and equips them with a basic knowledge of the principles of corruption prevention.  Consisting of four modules, the course takes 60 and 90 minutes to complete.
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define fraud and corruption and identify the main forms it takes;
  • Understand its magnitude and impact;
  • Identify the specific corruption risks facing the NGO/charitable and international development sectors;
  • Describe the elements needed for fraud and corruption to take place; and
  • Recognise the red flags and warning signs to look out for.

For a full list of the topics covered, or to find out more about the course, click here.

Where: Online – read more here.
Price: $189 + GST (All ACFID members are eligible for a 15% discount off the quoted prices. To obtain this, please contact [email protected] with your organisation name and organisation email address)

Fraud and Corruption Basics for NGOs/NFPs and Charities

Ideal for senior managers and those tasked with controlling fraud and corruption within their NGO.  In addition to providing participants with an awareness of  fraud and corruption, and equipping them with a basic knowledge of the principles of corruption prevention, the course covers the role of controls, and provides practical steps an organisation can take to start managing the issue.  Consisting of seven modules, the course takes 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete.
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define fraud and corruption and identify the main forms it takes;
  • Understand its magnitude and impact;
  • Identify the specific corruption risks facing the NGO/charitable and international development sectors;
  • Describe the elements needed for fraud and corruption to take place;
  • Recognise the red flags and warning signs to look out for;
  • Understand the different types of controls and the role they play in the prevention, detection and response; and
  • Explain and use the five steps to start managing fraud and corruption risk within an NGO.

For a full list of the topics covered, or to find out more about the course, click here.

Where: Online – read more here
Price: $354 + GST (All ACFID members are eligible for a 15% discount off the quoted prices. To obtain this, please contact [email protected] with your organisation name and organisation email address

Apply for the 2023 Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) Program

The MAE Program is Australia’s long standing and globally recognised Field Epidemiology Training Program.  This is a 22-month research degree emphasising learning by doing.  You will spend the majority of your time in a field placement (typically a government health department or other appropriate health organisation) conducting useful and important projects under the supervision of a field and academic supervisor while supported via a tax-free scholarship of $60,000 per year in 2023 with 3.5% increase in year 2024 on a pro rata basis of scholarship duration.

Dates: Application guide available on the website from 31 May 2022.  Application portal opens from 1 July.

Contact: [email protected]

Learn more:  Follow this link to the ANU website to see course information

Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (EHP)

The Essentials of Humanitarian Practice provides foundational knowledge for working within the modern humanitarian systems and for responding to an international crisis that involves global response. The course provides participants with an understanding of the complexity of the international relief system and the legal framework for humanitarian assistance.

Participants learn about the characteristics of natural disasters and conflict-induced emergencies, the requirements for an effective humanitarian response, and dilemmas faced by humanitarians and aid workers. Participants have the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice and to explore the team skills required to work effectively in the field.

Dates: Courses scheduled to run in February, April, September and November

Location: Victoria, Australia

Contact: Email [email protected] or call 03 8341 2666

Learn more: Visit the course registration page for more information

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

Humanitarian workers are increasingly exposed to challenging, insecure, remote or hostile environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict, so there is a compelling need for them to e adequately prepared for any dangers they may encounter.

This course introduces a standard and recognised approach to managing security within the sector and provides an overview of individual and team risk management. The course also includes integrated Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) training by Real Response, and participants will receive a TECC Level 1 Certificate.

Dates: Courses scheduled to run in February, April, June, September and November

Location: Victoria, Australia

Contact: Email [email protected] or call 03 8341 2666

Learn more: Visit the course registration page for more information

Women, Peace and Security Online Learning Program

This on-line program aims to develop and strengthen your awareness and understanding of WPS. It provides a basic level understanding of the key concepts and issues related to the roles, contributions and engagement of women in all aspects of peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance – in conflict and post-conflict contexts. This includes post-conflict rebuilding of communities and disaster management.

Click https://learning.acmc.gov.au/ for more information.

19 JULY 2022

ACFID Code Review –

member info session recording

 

Watch the recording here

ACFID Conference 2022

HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Acting with evidence, equity and inclusion for a resilient future

About

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Annual Report 2021-22

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability

ACFID

ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.

Our PARTNERSHIPS

ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.

GOVERNANCE

ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.

Members

Conference

Conference 2022

HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

Acting with evidence, equity and inclusion for a resilient future.

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

Budget Analysis

Federal Budget 2022 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.

PSEAH

Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code

Compliance

This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally

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