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.

Gender and DRR four-week online learning course

‘Gender and DRR’ is a four-week facilitated online learning course that contributes to improving knowledge of relevant policies, regulations and tools for gender-responsive climate and disaster resilient cities.

Each week, you will learn by doing, including understanding the need for incorporating gender considerations in disaster management, analysing key gender concerns, learning the process for mainstreaming gender concerns for equitable disaster recovery, and crafting a gender action to guide your organisation to become more inclusive and resilient.

Where: Online

When: 15 March to April 11 2020

More information: Learn more and register via bit.ly/GDRR-2020MarRegistration


Policy and Advocacy Essential Briefing 2020

Do you work in policy, advocacy or government relation sin an Australian not-for-profit organisation? Are you keen to learn about emerging issues in the sector, brush up on key skills and connect with like-minded people? Join us for our first ever Essential Briefing event focussing on relevant issues, skills development and up-to-date information for people working to create systemic change in the not-for-profit sector.

This day-long briefing will include presentations, resources and opportunities to network. More details, including speakers will be released shortly.

Where: Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera Street, Braddon ACT

When: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020

For more information and to purchase tickets go to the event page

Can’t make the Canberra event? Find out about the two-day training in Sydney or the two-day training in Melbourne. For online options, explore the For Purpose online courses.


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


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


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