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.

2019 Seabrook Chambers Lecture – ‘Asia’s First Same Sex Marriage Legislation: the interplay of president, court and society’

This year’s Seabrook Chambers lecture will be presented by Professor Jiunn-rong Yeh on Thursday 14 November at the Melbourne Law School.

The lecture will discuss how controversy surrounding Asia's first same sex marriage law was resolved by the dynamics between the President, court and a vigilant social society, highlighting how these interactions may lead to better constitutional governance.

Jiunn-rong Yeh is University Chair Professor and Professor of Law at the College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, where he teaches constitutional law, administrative law and environmental law.

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019

Time: 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Location: G08 Theatre, Ground Floor Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St Carlton

More information: https://law.unimelb.edu.au/events/details?event=13581

Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) course by RedR Australia

This course is an ideal choice for humanitarian practitioners and those entering the sector that have an interest and commitment to child protection, and want to increase their knowledge of how children can be affected in humanitarian action. The course will broaden participants’ understanding of child protection within the broader humanitarian system, and equip them with CPHA tools and strategies to apply in the field.

This intermediate-level course is ideal for people already involved or likely to be involved in child protection in emergencies programming, as a coordinator, practitioner and/or decision maker. It is expected that participants will already have a sound understanding of general child protection issues and an awareness of the risk factors that increase children's vulnerability in humanitarian action.

Dates: 18 to 20 March 2020

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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

Learn more: Visit the course registration page for more information


Global Surgery and Anaesthesia Forum

Details: Five billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. Surgical care is an integral component of health systems for all countries, including resource-poor settings. The Global Surgery and Anaesthesia Forum will promote discussion of safe and sustainable surgical care and rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries. The forum is for surgeons, anaesthetists, allied health practitioners, nurses and others interested in global health. Light refreshments will be served from 5:30pm. Presentations will start from 6:00pm.

Date/Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Tuesday 15 October 2019

Location: Vernon Collins Lecture Theatre Health Learning and Education Precinct (HELP), Level 1, The Royal Children's Hospital, 50 Flemington Road Parkville

Registration: You can register for the event here.

Eat, Play, Love: Nutrition and development in early childhood

Details: MCGH-Doherty Institute Global Health Seminar Series is a quarterly seminar series co-convened by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Melbourne Children's Global Health to provide a forum for updates and conversations about key issues in infection and immunity research for global health. All are welcome! 

What does it mean to thrive? Dr Kate Milner

Malnutrition in Aboriginal Australia: Beyond a Medical Problem Dr Sarah Hanieh

Malnutrition and neurodevelopment in global health Dr Leila Larson

Light refreshments to be provided.

Date/Time: Monday 28th October, 4pm-6pm 

Location: Auditorium, Ground Floor, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Registration: You can register for the event here.



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