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FASD training and education

On-line FASD learning packages, face-to-face training, workshops, seminars and conferences are conducted by different government and non-government organisations across Australia.

If you have any educational events please let us know and we will publish it on the FASD Hub website.

Education and training - includes online learning modules with assessments, self guided learning packages, face to face training modules and webinars


E-Learning modules to accompany the Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD

These modules are designed to provide clinicians with:

  • an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) including characteristics and manifestations
  • an understanding of the risks and effects of alcohol use in pregnancy and how to assess alcohol use in pregnancy
  • information needed to conduct a diagnostic assessment using the three diagnostic criteria
  • general principles for discussing the diagnosis, developing a management plan and supporting families and individuals after a FASD diagnosis
  • an understanding of referral and screening criteria for FASD

There is no cost to complete the modules.
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Women Want to Know

There are three free online e-Learning courses with Continuing Professional Development accreditation available for health professionals through the:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (members only)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (free to members and non-members. Select the Pregnancy and Alcohol – WWTK course from the ‘Resources’ tab and log in. If you are not a member, please select ‘Log in as a guest’ and use the password FARE254)
  • Australian College of Midwives (free to members and non-members)

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Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission

This package was developed for human service providers as an overview of issues related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a partnership between the Drug and Alcohol Office (now Mental Health Commission) and the Telethon Kids Institute.

The course provides an overview of alcohol use and women, the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, FASD diagnosis and prevention. To access the package you need to be a resident of Western Australia and over 18 years of age.

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WA Health AUDIT-C Learning Guide

The Midwives and Women AUDIT-C Intervention Project was conducted by the Alcohol and Pregnancy & FASD Research Team at Telethon Kids Institute, under contract from the WA Department of Health. The Learning Guide draws on a range of high quality education and informational resources developed nationally and internationally by those concerned with raising awareness of alcohol, pregnancy & FASD. The self-directed learning guide was initally developed for Australian midwives. The language has been amended to refer to health professionals.

Read the project final report

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It's a brain thing! (Webinar)

NOFASD Australia and Oregon Behavior Consultation are partnering to bring Australian parents and foster carers a webinar series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In this series, we will talk about the various cognitive skill challenges people with FASD experience, and how we can practically support them in their everyday lives.

Further information and registration


FASD Prevention and Health Promotion Resources

Menzies School of Health Research developed and implemented a flexible, modular package of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources. These modules are designed to be used in face to face training sessions.

Further information and access to the training modules


Graduate Certificate in Assessment and Diagnosis of FASD

University of Western Australia

School of Psychological Sciences

Further information and registration details are available on the UWA website

Face to face education and training includes conferences, seminars, workshops and forums



Responding to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD

Darwin - Monday 8 July 2019

Alice Springs - Friday 12 July 2019

A one-day workshop for professionals and carers to learn about FASD, its impact
across the lifespan, and effective approaches to supporting individuals & families.

Read more information about these workshops


"Explained by Brain!"

A group program specifically designed for Australian parents and carers of young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or at risk of FASD (Brisbane)

Commencing 12 April 2019 

Read more information about this event


Gold Coast Health

Worshops will be held on 29-31 May and 30 October - 1 November 2019

Community Child Health

Level 4 Southport Health Precinct

16-30 High Street Southport

Read more information about these workshop




2nd Australasian FASD Conference 'Our Science Our Stories'

21-22 November 2018

Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth Western Australia

Catch up with videos of the plenary sessions, presentation and photos


Demystifying FASD in Youth

Held on 13 August 2018 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney


Victorian FASD Special Interest Group

Held on 13 September 2018 at the Royal Children's Hospital

For information on the Special Interest Group please contact Kerryn Bagley


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Australia's hidden epidemic

Associate Professor Carmela Pestell

University Club, Perth Western Australia

19 July 2018

Information from this presentation will be available from the Australian Psychological Society website Psychlopaedia


Top End FASD Forum

30-31 May 2018

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Darwin Northern Territory

This event was attended by Aboriginal women and community leaders, organisations, health professionals, educators, law and justice groups

Read the media release issued at the conclusion of this event

Page last updated 14 May 2019
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