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Short course: Introduction to First 1000 Days Australia

This two-day short course presents the overall objectives of First 1000 Days Australia, which aims to provide a coordinated, comprehensive intervention addressing the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 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 established and implemented across different communities Australia-wide.

For more information download the brochure from our most recent course (to be updated soon), and/or email Professor Kerry Arabena.

Upcoming Courses: 



Registration opens




April 2019

University of Melbourne January 2019 Expression of Interest
August 2019 University of Melbourne June 2019 Expression of Interest



Sponsored Attendance

First 1000 Days Australia offers sponsored positions for community members and/or representatives from community organisations to cover registration to our Short Courses. To secure a place, we are asking applicants to complete a brief Expression of Interest form explaining why you think this course will benefit you. Apply here.

Applications close one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Cancellation Policy

  1. Course fees are due prior to the course commencement date; alternative fee arrangements may be applicable depending on individual course requirements.
  2. If the notice of cancellation is received by First 1000 Days Australia:
    o more than 14 days* prior to course commencement date: 100% of course fee will be refunded
    o between 7–14days* prior to course commencement date: 50% of course fee will be refunded 
    o less than 7 days* prior to course commencement date: 0% of course fee will be refunded.
  3. First 1000 Days Australia reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet the minimum enrolment numbers. Course may also be cancelled in the event of exceptional circumstances.
  4. All course cancellations will be confirmed by First 1000 Days Australia in writing (notice of cancellation). Where cancellation occurs, First 1000 Days Australia will provide (where possible) alternative dates for course delivery, a similar course or a full refund of the course fees.

    * Refers to all days, including weekends and public holidays