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First 1000 Days Australia offers a range of professional Short Courses, Postgraduate Courses and Vocational Training through the University of Melbourne to build capacity within our workforce.

Short Courses may be of interest to those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in health and early childhood services, community services and agencies, the not-for-profit and private sector, government and research institutions. The Postgraduate subject First 1000 Days in Indigenous Contexts can be taken through the University's Master of Public Health. Vocational Training is currently being developed for Peer Researchers.

This two-day short course presents the overall objectives of First 1000 Days Australia, which aims to provide a coordinated, comprehensive intervention addressing the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from pre-conception to two years of age, thereby laying the foundation for their future health and wellbeing.

This is an elective subject offered by the University of Melbourne in the Master of Public Health program that contributes to the Indigenous Health stream. In this subject, students will be introduced to local and global concepts, frameworks and methods used by Indigenous populations to promote health equity and to foster a global view of Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing during the First 1000 Days from conception to the age of two.

This four-day Peer Researcher Training course is designed for tenants from Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) and Aboriginal Public Housing to undertake household surveys as Peer Researchers. Run by researchers from the University of Melbourne, the course is being held in conjunction with First 1000 Days Australia and AHV.