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Introduction to Humanitarian Response

Be inspired by this unique, practical and informative two-day course that will introduce you to the complexities of humanitarian assistance.

In times of crisis, humanitarian assistance can be the difference between life and death for many. The Australian Red Cross' Introduction to Humanitarian Response (IHR) will give you a unique insight into how aid works in practice. Learn from Australian Red Cross professionals about how legal frameworks, minimum standards and coordinated programing all contribute toward alleviating suffering in times of disaster or crisis.

This course has been adapted from an older course, International Humanitarian Action Training (IHAT). If you have recently completed IHAT, then you will not benefit from completing this course. The course content and learning outcomes are similar content to those which formed the IHAT course.

 

Learning objectives

  • Understand what constitutes a humanitarian crisis and how we respond
  • Appreciate the legal frameworks, minimum standards and core principles of humanitarian action
  • Discover the coordination mechanisms that activate in times of crisis
  • Understand what protection means in times conflict and disaster response
  • Understand the technical requirements of humanitarian programming
  • Apply your learnings to real world scenarios

 

Is this course for you?

The course is designed for everyone - there are no pre-requisites.

Whether you are new to the sector or have some experience in the field, this course is for anyone looking to understand the core principles of humanitarian action. It's particularly useful for those who have attended our Careers in Aid Work course and would like to learn more about the sector.

 

Your facilitators

The course is facilitated by experienced aid workers from Red Cross and other humanitarian organisations. You will learn directly from those 'in the know' - facilitators who go beyond theory to share their experiences from the field, explain the realities and complexities of the aid sector, and apply real world examples to your learnings.

 

Course details

IHR is offered several times a year in capital cities around Australia. Each course runs from 9am to 5pm for two full days and is non-residential. The course includes morning tea and a light lunch on both days. Participants must organise their own accommodation and transport arrangements.

This course has been adapted from an older course, International Humanitarian Action Training (IHAT). If you have recently completed IHAT, then you will not benefit from completing this course. The course content and learning outcomes are similar content to those which formed the IHAT course.

 

Upcoming course dates
 

February 12 and 13 Sydney Book
February 21 and 22 Perth Book
February 27 and 28 Brisbane Book
March 7 and 8 Melbourne Book
April 19 and 20 Hobart Book
May 1 and 2 Canberra Book
May 10 and 11 Adelaide Book
May 16 and 17 Darwin Book


Fees

Fees include course materials, tea and coffee, and a light lunch.

Participant Group Cost per participant
Individual $600
Full-time student/Red Cross volunteer or employee** $525

**When registering, put student ID number (students) or 'Red Cross' (ARC volunteer/employee) in the box marked Concession

Please contact us for information on group bookings and prices.

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