Learning Opportunities

Further Learning Opportunities

See below for further learning opportunities offered by ACFID members or other organisations. If you're interested, get in touch with the provider directly. ACFID does not necessarily endorse items advertised on this page.

Advertisers: Submissions to our Learning team must: be specific to the aid and development sector, and provide a title, set dates, and a short description / hyperlink). Charges apply for non-ACFID members - contact us for rates.

Civil Society Roundtable with World Bank Vice President for Development Finance, Aki Nishio

Join an informal roundtable discussion on the development agenda for the world’s most in-need countries, with a view to identifying common areas of importance and those areas which warrant further attention. Joining World Bank Vice President for Development Finance, Aki Nishio, are Director of IDA Resource Mobilization and IBRD Corporate Finance, Stephane Guimbert, and Portfolio and Operations Manager for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, Mona Sur.

When: Tuesday September 3 2019, 11:00am to 12:30pm (a light lunch will be provided)

Where: World Bank Sydney office, Level 19, 14 Martin Place, Sydney

RSVP by August 23 to Ben Brighouse via [email protected] with three topics you’d like to raise for discussion.



Short Course: Disability and Global Health

This five-day intensive course equips participants with the skills to critically analyse barriers to participation in contemporary health and development practice, enabling them to better understand the imperative and complexity of disability inclusion.

As disability inclusion emerges as an ever-growing priority in global development, practitioners will need to become increasingly knowledgeable and engaged in the connections between disability, rights, health and well-being. Catalysts of this emerging priority area are global concern over extreme poverty, poor health outcomes and inequity, alongside the understanding that many health and development interventions are not reaching those most excluded or at-risk.

Experts in the field of disability inclusion present contemporary examples of development practice to demonstrate the challenges of, and opportunities for, ensuring inclusion across multiple sectors, including: health; employment; education; and disaster risk reduction. Participants who undertake this course will develop skills and strategies to advance solutions relating to poverty elimination, empowerment and participation in their current and/or future work.

Dates: 30 September – 4 October 2019 (five full days, 9:00am-5:00pm)

Location: The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus

Cost: AU $1,500 (includes tuition and access to online resources) Registration details: Register here or contact [email protected] for more information.


Build your skills in measuring violence against women in Asia and the Pacific

Globally, violence against women is an urgent public health, human rights, economic and public policy priority. Reliable, comparable data on violence against women is essential for prevention and response efforts, however technical capacity to collect data about violence against women safely and accurately is limited.

kNOwVAWdata is a four-week course for professionals, academics and researchers seeking to build their skills in measuring the prevalence of violence against women (VAW) offered in partnership with UNFPA, ANROWS and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The kNOwVAWdata training course covers key concepts relevant to VAW; tools used to generate reliable, comparable data; processes involved in undertaking a national prevalence study; ethical and safety guidelines; data management, analysis and dissemination; working with qualitative and administrative data; stakeholder engagement; and strategies for ensuring an inclusive approach to understanding VAW.

Course Structure

The kNOwVAWdata training course is a four-week program, conducted in two-week blocks. Participants will need to commit to the full four-week program.

All participants receive a professional development certificate on completion of the course, awarded by the University of Melbourne.

Details for 2019

Block 1

Dates: 19-30 August 2019

Venue: Fiji (information on venue coming soon)

Block 2

Dates: 11-22 November 2019

Venue: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Cost and Application process: Please visit https://mspace.unimelb.edu.au/courses/short-courses/knowvawdata

Find out more For further information, email [email protected] or visit www.knowvawdata.com


Australian Civil-Military Centre

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.


Master of Evaluation or Graduate Certificate in Evaluation. 

Evaluate with confidence and make a meaningful difference with a qualification from Australia’s leading university. Taught by a team of leading academics and industry experts, the University of Melbourne’s Evaluation program is designed to suit busy professionals who have varying levels of experience with evaluation. While the course caters to a broad range of contexts, it also provides discipline specific expertise for international development specialists working across health, humanitarian aid and sustainability.

Whether you’re looking to forge a new career in evaluation or to build your leadership capacity in an existing international development role, the Master of Evaluation will enable you to influence change through your career.

Dates: January, April, July & October intake dates.

Location: Online delivery

Cost: Master of Evaluation $25,728. Graduate Certificate $12,864. 

Registration details: Download a course guide here or call + 61 3 8344 0149 (AEST: Mon – Fri 8am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm).

RedR Australia

RedR Australia is an internationally recognised provider of humanitarian training, including ‘Essentials of Humanitarian Practice’, ‘Hostile Environment Awareness Training’, and ‘Water Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies’. Visit the RedR training calendar for the full list of current training opportunities.

The Humanitarian Financing landscape - realities and emerging trends for NGOs

Learn about the changing humanitarian financing landscape with the ICVA network. Watch the video here or the full recorded webinar here


Introduction to Humanitarian Response

The Australian Red Cross' Introduction to Humanitarian Response (IHR) will give you a unique insight into how aid works in practice. Learn from Australian Red Cross professionals about how legal frameworks, minimum standards and coordinated programing all contribute toward alleviating suffering in times of disaster or crisis. For more information and upcoming course dates around Australia (Feb to May 2018), see here.

International Humanitarian Protection Training

Aid workers are responsible for protecting the safety, dignity and rights of those they assist, whether material, physical or psychosocial. Understanding the theory and practice of protections should be seen as essential for work in the humanitarian sector. International Humanitarian Protection Training (IHPT) will help build your understanding and skills in applying protection practices to your work. For more information and upcoming dates (May 2018), see here.

Capacity Development Across Cultures

Capacity Development Across Cultures (CDAC) delves into the theory and practice of cultural intelligence, teaching you how to approach a professional role overseas or within a culturally diverse environment in Australia. This course explores capacity building through cultural understanding, and combines theoretical approaches to inform real life scenarios. The practical nature of this training ensures you walk away confident in your ability to conduct your work in any cross-cultural context. For more information and upcoming dates (May 2018), see here.