Launch your humanitarian career. Make a difference.
The Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Action Training (IHAT) is an inspiring, practical, and informative three-day course that will give you a solid grounding in issues of humanitarian assistance and help you understand what it takes to be an effective and resilient aid worker.
Aid workers can make a world of difference. Partnering with agencies and local communities around the world, aid workers provide vital healthcare, water, shelter, protection, psychosocial care and other assistance to those affected by conflict and disasters.
Who is this course for?
We have trained people from a wide range of professions, from nurses and social workers to fire fighters and communications professionals. As a participant of this course you will:
What will you learn?
Pre-requisites and assumed knowledge
There are no pre-requisites for this course. IHAT is a comprehensive introduction to humanitarian assistance. You do not need to have prior knowledge or experience of the aid sector to participate.
The course is facilitated by experienced aid workers from Red Cross and other humanitarian organisations. You will hear directly from those 'in the know' - facilitators who go beyond theory to share their experiences in the field, explain the realities and complexities of the aid sector, and provide advice about career pathways.
Course dates and locations
IHAT is offered several times a year. Each course runs three full days and is non-residential. Participants make their own accommodation and transport arrangements. All course rates include training materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.
Melbourne: 13-15 July (Red Cross offices, 155 Pelham St, Carlton, VIC)
Brisbane: 3-5 August (Red Cross offices, 49 Park Rd, Milton, QLD)
Course full: register for waitlist
Sydney: 21-23 September (Red Cross offices, 464 Kent St, Sydney, NSW)
Melbourne: 12-14 October (Red Cross offices, 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne, VIC)
Brisbane: 17-19 February 2017 (Red Cross offices, 49 Park Rd, Milton, QLD)
Seeking expressions of interest
We are also seeking expressions of interest for the following courses. If there is enough interest and we know the course can go ahead, we will get in touch with you and ask you to register for the course.
Perth: 7-9 September (Red Cross offices, 107 Wellington St, East Perth, WA) email us to express interest to attend the IHAT course in Perth
Adelaide: 1-3 February, 2017 (Red Cross offices, 212 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA) email us to express interest to attend the IHAT course in Adelaide
IHAT 2016 course fees
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|Government, corporate and other organisations
|Individual members of the public
|Australian Red Cross staff members and volunteers
Find out more
For more information phone 03 9345 1800 and ask for the international training team or email us.
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