10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management


Does your professional practice include care for families?

Do you want to upgrade your knowledge and skills to enable you to support breastfeeding mothers and babies more effectively?

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has a long tradition of providing high-quality, evidence-based breastfeeding education for you as a health professional.

Designed with your needs as a health professionals in mind, this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to help improve health outcomes for families.


The 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management offers a unique opportunity for participants to build their skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • the anatomy and physiology of human lactation
  • management of common breastfeeding problems
  • providing counselling to support breastfeeding
  • infant and maternal nutrition during lactation
  • protecting and supporting breastfeeding
  • evaluation of human lactation research 

We offer a range of flexible study options to support you to meet all of the requirements to successfully complete this course. We do offer distance education options (including Skype access to some workshops), however, some of the workshops will need to be attended in person.


Course fees 

The 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management costs a total of $9,500 which is paid in instalments as detailed below:

 Administration fee $500 (must be paid at enrolment and is nonrefundable)

 8 monthly instalments of $1,125 The initial enrolment fee includes personal membership to ABA.


This is essential to ensure learners are covered for indemnity insurance. If you are already a personal member of ABA, your membership will be extended by 12 months when you enrol in the diploma course.

Also included in the enrolment fee is a copy of Breastfeeding Management in Australia 4 th ed, edited by Wendy Brodribb.

Management reserves the right to substitute the supplied text to any materials of approximately equal value. 


If you are interested in completing only a small number of units of the Diploma of Breastfeeding Management, enquire with the Training and Education Officer by emailing training@breastfeeding.asn.au or by phoning ABA Head Office on (03) 9690 4620 and asking for the Training and Education Officer. 

Before you enrol

Download and read the Pre-course Information Booklet. It contains details of:

  • Course structure
  • Training costs
  • Recognition of prior learning opportunity
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Student responsibilities and obligations


For more information For further inquiries, please contact diplomacourse@breastfeeding.asn.au

The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO: 2159

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