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BCEC Report Launch Panel Announcement - Focus on the States: Education Inequality in Australia

28 Jun 2017 -28 Jun 2017
Hyatt Regency Perth, Grand Ballroom, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

Join The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia, Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University and Dave Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Education Changemakers, in a panel discussion.

Date Wednesday 28 June 2017

Time 7.15am to 9.00am

Venue Hyatt Regency Perth, Grand Ballroom, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

Tickets $59 per person, concessions apply.
Ticket proceeds will go towards a new BCEC student scholarship.



STEPS Project Workshop

28 Jun 2017 -28 Jun 2017
Fred Hollows Foundation at 13 Scaturchio St, Casuarina, NT

The STrengthening Evaluation Practices and Strategies in Indigenous settings in Australia and New Zealand (STEPS) project aims to strengthen the cultural safety of evaluations carried out in Indigenous settings in Australia and New Zealand.

The first step of the project identified strategies and practices to strengthen the cultural safety of evaluation.

The second step aims to organise and prioritise these strategies and practices to provide organisations such as the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) with a road map for action. This is where we need your help.

The NT Branches of AHPA and AES are co-sponsoring a meeting to facilitate interested participants to contribute to the second step of the project.


NAIDOC Week 2017

02 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920’s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and Society.

The theme of NAIDOC Week 2017 (2nd – 9th July) is Our Languages Matter. Only around 120 of the 250 distinct Indigenous languages are still spoken today, with many at risk of being lost as Elders pass on. Indigenous languages hold close associations with the land and culture of the area it comes from, expressing deep knowledge and spiritual significance. The theme hopes to bring a focus to the programs and community groups working to preserve, revitalise or record Indigenous languages. By encouraging all Australians to notice the use of Indigenous languages in their community, the theme hopes to bring a greater appreciation and respect for the significance of language among all Australians.

AHPA WA Branch encourages members to engage with NAIDOC Week as a part of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to keep Aboriginal health promotion on the agenda. Visit the AHPA (WA Branch) website, events section for information about how you can be involved.

Visit the NAIDOC events website to find an event happening near you or to enter your own event details. You can follow NAIDOC events on their Facebook page.


SEXrurality Conference 2017

01 Aug 2017 - 02 Aug 2017
Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield Victoria

SEXrurality Conference 2017 is coordinated by the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH)as part of our mandate to improve sexual health and well-being in rural Victoria. This includes providing strategic leadership and advocacy, and working in partnership with rural communities, networks and agencies to address the inequities that exist in our settings.


Health Promotion 12 Weeks Online Course: Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions

14 Aug 2017 - 03 Nov 2017
Curtin University

Health Promotion 12 Weeks Online Course: Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions

August 14 – November 3, 2017

This flexible 12 week online course will provide you with an understanding of the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting. The course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks as well as approaches to evaluation.

You will plan a health promotion intervention of your choice. A range of learning strategies and learning activities are available for each module. An online networking forum will be available to communicate with other students and your course tutor. This course has been developed for those already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into this area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their roles, such as nurses or teachers.

There are 8 flexible learning modules to be completed in 12 weeks:

  • Module 1: An introduction to health promotion
  • Module 2: Australia’s health
  • Module 3: A social determinants of health approach
  • Module 4: Understanding health and behaviour: theory for health promotion
  • Module 5: Planning: the foundation for a successful program
  • Module 6: Strategies: delivering health promotion interventions
  • Module 7: Evaluation: measuring success
  • Module 8: Sustaining actions

Cost per person: $975 + gst

10% discount for AHPA members
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To enrol in the course please contact Maria Chanmugam at

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Integrated Care: Healthy Child to Healthy Ageing

11 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017

13th Annual ADMA Conference & 21st Chronic Diseases Network NT Conference

Monday 11th of September – Tuesday 12th of September 2017
Darwin Convention Centre
Post-Conference Workshop: Wednesday 13th of September

Themes will include Aboriginal health, care coordination, child health, early childhood development, integrated care, maternal health, health care homes, health workforce, healthy adults & healthy nation, NDIS, palliative and end of life care, place-based initiatives, population health, primary health, digital and technology-assisted practice.


Victorian Homelessness Conference

13 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Melbourne Town Hall, 90–130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC

The conference is targeted to a cross-section of homelessness services, private and philanthropic sector representatives and academics, government and allied health and welfare professions to discuss future directions for Victoria’s response to homelessness.


Stop Domestic Violence Conference Australia

04 Dec 2017 - 06 Dec 2017
Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Date: 4 - 6 December 2017

Venue: Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Early Bird Close: Monday 23 October 2017

Abstracts Close: Monday 14 August 2017

Conference Website: click here

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