Introduction to First 1000 Days Australia Short Course

2-day course, delivered in Melbourne

A minimum number of full fee-paying participants applies

First 1000 Days Australia Cancellation Policy applies

First 1000 Days Australia addresses the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families from pre-conception to two years of age, thereby laying the foundation for their future health and wellbeing. Through a mix of presentations, group work and case studies, the course will explore how the First 1000 Days Australia model can be thought about, established and implemented in different organisations and regions. On Day 1, course participants will hear about the international and national context for First 1000 Days Australia work. On Day 2, the application of interventions, data and evidence considerations, and key deliverables for this process will also be explored, as will opportunities and challenges to this type of approach.

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Regional Implementation Program

3 Days in Length, Delivered on Site

Minimum Numbers of Full Fee-Paying Participants Apply

F1000DA Cancellation Policy Applies

 

From Evidence to Practice: Regional Approaches to Implementing First 1000 Days Australia Short Course is a three-day course which will help organisations and individuals assess their region’s interest and capacity to  become involved in implementing the First 1000 Days Australia movement. The first two days of the course will be delivered on site, showcasing local initiatives, to:

  • understand the structure, goals, key activities and philosophy of First 1000 Days Australia and its partners

  • determine whether an organisation or individual is suitable for engaging with First 1000 Days Australia and in what capacity

  • take steps to form regional partnerships with First 1000 Days Australia, and

  • seek out further information regarding First 1000 Days Australia and its activities.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have access to a guide which lists a series of follow up actions which draws together key themes and features of their Regional Implementation Plan. After this work has been completed, participants will come back together to co-produce a regional plan on the third day. Refinements will be made to the final plan then be given to workshop participants to test with families, organisations and stakeholders to understand their roles and responsibilities in the implementation of F100DA strategies. 

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Peer Researcher Training Program

Peer Researcher Readiness Course:  3 hours per week, for a 4-week period

Peer Researcher Training:  5 Days Program. Can be delivered on site. 

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F1000DA Cancellation Policy Applies

 

Peer Researchers are employed to conduct Household Surveys within each region. Peer Researcher Training comprises two units: conducting peer research and conducting ethical research. Prior to these courses being completed, the students will have to attend a Readiness Training Program, which will be discussed on this course.  The Unit Conducting Peer Research describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic peer research within the community setting. Conducting ethical research describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake ethical peer research within the community setting. It introduces students to concepts such as human research ethics, informed consent, risks versus benefits for participants, confidentiality and reporting obligations. These units apply to individuals working under direct supervision who are developing basic skills and knowledge of ethics in research in preparation for undertaking population-based research and survey work in a community setting. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. No prerequisite units are required to complete this subject.

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