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 workshops

Provide Pharmacological Information and Breastfeeding Support to Clients 

Date:March 2018 (Exact date to be confirmed)

Time: 9.00am - 12pm

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

Presented by: To be confirmed 

Learning objectives: 

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

  • Review the pharmacological impact of medications and drugs during birth and lactation
  • Analyse risks and medication and drug use during birth and lactation with clients
  • Provide breastfeeding clients with ethical information and support about medication and drug use
  • Support clients when breastfeeding is contraindicated due to medication or drug use
  • Evaluate care provided to clients

Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $120; non-member - $135


Enrolments opening soon

CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for

Further inquiries please contact Training and Education


Breastfeeding Counselling Two Day Workshop 

Date: April 21st & 22nd 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4pm both days

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

Presented by: Kate Mortensen Cert IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling and Community), IBCLC

                       Julie Taylor Cert IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling and Community). Cert IV TAE, Dip B M, B Phthy 

Learning objectives:

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

  • Develop attributes and attitudes to support clients
  • Create a rapport with clients
  • Communicate information about breastfeeding
  • Support client breastfeeding needs
  • Prepare for the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Establish and maintain client confidence in the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Enable clients to provcess breastfeeding issues
  • Conclude the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Evalaute breastfeeding counselling skills
  • Prepare for breastfeeding counselling in a culturally diverse environment
  • Faciltate culturally appropriate communication during the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Manage situations where barriers to communication exist
  • Evaluate cultural sensitivity of breastfeeding counselling


 Cost (incl'd GST): Member - $400; non-member - $450

 Enrolments opening soon

 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. 
The workshops are held in Melbourne, with some able to be attended via an online platform.
Date                         Duration (days)           Units Covered
March 2018 TBC             1/2                        BFMPHA510 Provide pharmacological information and breastfeeding support to clients
21& 22 April 2018             2                         BFMCOM502 Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding
(Face-to-face only)                                       BFMCSL503 Provide counselling to support breastfeeding
                                                                     BFMCUL509 Facilitate culturally-appropriate breastfeeding counselling   

 For more information