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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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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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Page last updated 14 October 2019