Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

 As a health professional, we offer you a unique opportunity to update your skills and knowledge, and network with other leading professionals, with our

  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Workshops


We deliver Seminar Series each year - across Australia and online.  

Our seminars help you: 

  • increase your breastfeeding management skills
  • earn professional development points (PDP)
  • build networks with other professionals in our industry.


The 2018 Annual Health Professional Seminar Series - Breastfeeding: Science to Practice is now open for early bird registrations!

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Our conferences attract leading professionals, and researchers from around the world. We host conferences every three to four years. 

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Workshops are offered occasionally for health professionals. 

All breastfeeding management strategies rely on accurate assessment of breastfeeding, skilled support and thorough and ongoing evaluation. Decisions about interventions including extra milk, medication, nipple shields, expressing and weaning need to be based on expert advice and evidence based practice.

Custom workshops available on request

Upcoming workshop

Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship & Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office: Level 3, Suite 2, 150 Albert Road, South Melbourne

Presented by: Leila Forde Cert IV in TAE, Cert IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling & Community), Dip in Breastfeeding Management, Dip in VET, IBCLC, Grad Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy, BA (Hons)/Dip Ed, MA, PACFA reg (Clinical)

Learning objectives: 

By the end of this training, learners will be able to:


  • Develop information and strategies for infant sleep and settling methods thats support breastfeeding
  • Communicate infant sleep and settling methods that are compatible with breastfeeding relationship
  • Review infant sleep outcomes and breastfeeding relationship with clients 
  • Assist clients to identify life changes associated with pregnancy, childbirth and lactation 
  • Counsel clients about life changes associated with breastfeeding
  • Assist clients having difficulty adjusting to life changes with breastfeeding
  • Support clients experiencing grief associated with breastfeeding
  • Review management of client situation

Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $235; non-member - $265


To enrol, copy and paste the links below into your browser:




CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for

Further inquiries please contact Training and Education

10170NAT Course in Community Breastfeeding Mentoring 

Would your organisation be interested in having a Community Breastfeeding Mentoring Workshop?

The 10170NAT Course in Community Breastfeeding Mentoring is a nationally recognised short course offered by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) designed to teach mentoring skills and basic breastfeeding information to people who support breastfeeding in the community. This course is particularly suitable for use with culturally and linguistically diverse and indigenous community groups or those working with these groups.

For more information please contact:

Custom Terms Agreed To 

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association reserves the right to cancel any workshop which does not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded. In this event, participants will be notified as early as possible, but at least 7 days prior to workshop commencement.

  • Entire cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the workshop date will receive a full refund less $50.00 administration fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

  • Refunds will not be granted if the registrant fails to attend the workshop.

  • Please submit any requests for registration cancellations in writing to Training Education Contact and Enrolment Concerns Contact


10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management Workshop Schedule

Below is a copy of the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management Workshop schedule, all registrations will open a few weeks prior to the workshop. 
DateUnits CoveredDuration (days)



18 November 2017


BFMSLP513 Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship

BFMCSL514 Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding 




March 2018 (TBC)

BFMPHA510 Provide pharmacological information and breastfeeding support to clients 
April 2018 (TBC)


BFMCOM502 Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding 

BFMCSL503 Provide counselling to support breastfeeding

BFMCUL509 Facilitate culturally-appropriate breastfeeding counselling



 For more information