10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management


Enrolments for the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management are now closed. 


Learners may like to be added to the expressions of interest list for the intake commencing in June 2020. To do so, please contact Emma Arrow (emma.arrow@breastfeeding.asn.au) or Julie Taylor (julie.taylor@breastfeeding.asn.au). Health professionals may also attend the workshops as stand-alone professional development.The workshops may be attended face-to-face or via an online platform. 



Below is the workshop timetable for the next intake of the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management:  

DateUnits CoveredDuration (days)

 22 June 2019

BFMANT501 Take lactation histories and conduct breastfeeding assessments


20 July 2019


BFMENV506 Create environments to protect, promote and support breastfeeding

BFMLEG507 Provide breastfeeding support within a legal and ethical framework



24 August


BFMPRO504 Manage breastfeeding situations and problems




14 September 



BFMNUT505 Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation

BFMSUB512 Evaluate and counsel on the use of breastmilk substitutes 



19 October 


BFMRES508 Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research



16 November 


BFMSLP513 Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship

BFMCSL514 Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding



22 Feb 2020


BFMPHA510 Provide pharamcological information and breastfeeding support to clients



TBA 2020

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 online 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 training@breastfeeding.asn.au

The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO: 21659

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