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.

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

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

Human rights in the garment industry: The role of separating labour cost.