10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management


Enrolment for the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management has closed.

Enrolments will re-open in April 2018 to commence in June 2018. 

If you would like to be put on the expression of interest list for the next 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management intake please contact the Education and Training team. You can still attend the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management workshops as a standalone professional development. For more information, please visit the Seminar, Conferences and Workshops page or contact training@breastfeeding.asn.au


Below is the current timetable for the upcoming 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management Workshops.  

DateUnits CoveredDuration (days)


3 March 2018 

BFMPHA510 Provide pharmacological information and breastfeeding support to clients 
21 and 22 April 2018 


BFMCOM502 Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding 

BFMCSL503 Provide counselling to support breastfeeding

BFMCUL509 Facilitate culturally-appropriate breastfeeding counselling


 For more details on workshop session times, presenters and topics covered, see the workshops page.

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.


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. 

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: 21659

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