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International Training Courses


Courses to build your humanitarian career

Our international training courses can help you build the skills and knowledge that underpin a successful career in aid work.

Understand the fundamentals of humanitarian action, learn about protection, gender and disability, and discover how to maintain your own wellbeing in the field.

International Humanitarian Action Training

Want to know how aid works? This is the course for you.

Facilitated by some of our best and most experienced aid workers, you'll discover the key concepts behind effective humanitarian assistance in emergency and conflict settings. Learn about how Red Cross, UN, Government and Non-Government actors collaborate and coordinate to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to those in need.

Discover what it takes to work in the field, from those who have.

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International Humanitarian Protection Training

Learn how to protect people's safety, dignity and rights within a humanitarian response. This two-day intensive course is ideal for humanitarian aid workers, program coordinators, case workers and others who deal with people affected by disasters or armed conflict. Topics include protection principles, mainstreaming protection, gender-based violence and child protection.

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Training the Trainer for Humanitarian Practitioners

Every aid worker must be a good trainer too. Whether you are teaching a new system or preparing volunteers to respond to a disease outbreak, your ability to design, pitch, deliver and measure effective training programs will be crucial. This practical three-day course will build your skills and confidence in training, with a focus on humanitarian and development contexts.

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Customised Training Courses

Australian Red Cross International Training can provide a customised training service for your organisation upon request. We have provided specialised training courses for a number of government, non-government, and corporate organisations in the past, by building on and adapting our courses to suit the needs of each training group.

Get in touch with us to discuss how we can tailor our courses to your needs. Email internationaltraining@redcross.org.au or call 03 9345 1800 and ask for the International Training team.


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