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!

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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

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 process breastfeeding issues
  • Conclude the breastfeeding counselling process
  • Evaluate 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

Non-member: click here 

Member: click here 

 CERPs and MidPLUS being applied for 


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
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 

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 Further inquiries please contact Training and Education