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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

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) offered through the University of Western Australia (UWA) open 1st August 2019. The aim of the course is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based assessment and diagnosis of FASD.

The online program will be offered nationally to those with a background in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, medicine and other relevant disciplines. You can find information about the course, as well as a link to the application, on the UWA website .

Applications for 2020 intake close 31st October 2019. Please contact Kirsten Panton  or, if you have any questions.

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



FASD Clinical Workshop Facilitator Manual

This manual contains all the information required to prepare, coordinate, deliver and evaluate a FASD Clinical Workshop. It includes the FASD Clinical Workshop Training Package, which is a comprehensive teaching tool that contains the information, resources and activities required to conduct the workshop. It is intended for use by workshop facilitators and presenters.

The materials may only be used for non-commercial education and training purposes.

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Train it Forward Masterclass

Perth - Monday 12 August 2019

City West Lotteries House

The training is suitable for managers and frontline workers from all service areas and aims to build capacity within organisation through a train the trainer model. NOFASD Australia will be delivering the training.

For more information contact Sophie Harrington or go to the eventbrite page


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in children and adolescents

FASD diagnosis and beyond

The CICADA Centre NSW is hosting a 2 day workshop for clinicians to develop knowledge and skills in diagnosing and managing FASD in children and adolescents

5/6 August 2019

Westmead Institute of Medical Research, 176 Hawkesbury Road Westmead

Workshop suitable for Paediatricians, allied health professionals and staff working in juveile justice, youth mental health and drug and alcohol services and others

See the brochure for full details.

Registrations close on 31 July

Contact CICADA for bookings 02 9845 2446 or email


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