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.

Virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum, 20 and 21 April

United Nations Association of Australia will run the virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20 and 21 April. Full details are available via www.partnershipsforum.unaa.org.au

The Forum, which will be opened on 20 April by UN Deputy Secretary Amina Mohammed, will run sessions around partnering for the SDGs at the international, national and city level and with young people.

Breakout sessions will be run under the themes of Climate and Planet, Poverty and Inequality, Gender Equality and Justice and Human Rights.

There will also be a strong focus on sustainable and inclusive development in our neighbouring region through such speakers as:

  • Ms Simona Marinescu, Resident Coordinator, UN Samoa Multi-Country Office

  • Ms Preeya Leli, Economic Empowerment of Women Adviser, UN Women Fiji

  • Ms Akiko Yamamoto, Asia and Pacific Regional Team Leader, Nature, Climate, and Energy Team, UNDP

Royal Australian College of Surgeons - International Womens Day webinar

Monday 08 March - 4 to 5:30Pm (AEDT)

RACS Global Health will be hosting an online event to promote and celebrate International Women’s Day as part of our investment in gender equity and inclusion. An opportunity to hear from leading female health professionals from the Pacific and shine a light on the challenges faced in accessing professional development opportunities, pathways, and barriers to career progression in the health workforce.

Read this for further information, including the link to join.

The Justice Based Approach: 6-week remote foundation course starts 27 April 2021

The Justice Based Approach: Foundation Course develops radical thinking, brave leadership and transformative programming. It's a course that every humanitarian, development, social change, or environmental justice worker -- or anyone working for change -- should consider attending if they don't already know the Justice Based Approach (JBA), especially if they've questioned their role in contributing to genuine lasting impact. JBA is an approach for every sector (looking at justice as economic, gender, racial, social, environmental, food, shelter, education, health, refugee, etc.) and every level of staff.

For a taster, watch our sneak peek video or download our free, ground-breaking Justice Toolkit, where you'll find more info about the course. 


Book your place for the course or contact United Edge at [email protected] with any questions. Join us for a journey that could change your work and life -- and find out why 1,173 people from 450+ organisations have already taken the dive into JBA!


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

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.

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