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.



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

Manage Breastfeeding Situations and Problems   


Date: Saturday 9th September 2017

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

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

Presented by: Narelle Dwyer IBCLC, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Midwife

Learning objectives: 

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

  • Prepare and collaborate with clients on breastfeeding management
  • Establish client breastfeeding situation
  • Review management of breastfeeding situation with client
  • Develop effective breastfeeding management plans in collaboration with clients
  • Evaluate breastfeeding management plan to ensure ongoing improvement of lactation practice 


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


To enrol, click the links below:









CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for

Further inquiries please contact Training and Education

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)

24 June 2017


BFMANT501 Take lactation histories and conduct breastfeeding assessments1
22 July 2017


BFMENV506 Create environments to protect, promote and support breastfeeding

BFMLEG507 Provide breastfeeding support within a legal and ethical framework


12 August 2017


BFMNUT505 Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation

BFMSUB512 Evaluate and counsel on the use of breastmilk substitute


9 September 2017

BFMPRO504 Manage breastfeeding situations and problems (Pre-requisite BFMANT5501)


14 October 2017 

  BFMRES508 Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research 



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



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