Humanitarian Action Training



Access Aid International (AAI) is dedicated to the professionalization of the humanitarian sector by thoroughly preparing both its staff and volunteers for the rigors of relief work. The Introduction to Humanitarian Operations Course has been specifically designed to inform prospective aid workers about what it means to deploy into austere and insecure environments to assist vulnerable people affected by crisis and conflict. Presented by humanitarian practitioners with decades of experience, the course draws upon field based examples to illustrate the real life application of aid and development theory. The course is taught interactively and uses group activities to simulate a team based field environment.

Course Schedule 


             Course Description                


26th March 2016 
(One Day)    

   Intro to Humanitarian Operations         Open


Course Outline

Introduction to Humanitarian Operations Course Outline

Course Application

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$275.00 (includes course materials, refreshments and lunch)


Community Room,Saint Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, Saint Kilda, Victoria, 3141


“I found the two day workshop extremely valuable. It was well presented with thorough insight into the area. Really valued the use of case scenarios to support the material." March 2013

“The highly professional delivery and level of content was excellent. To be recommended to all!” December 2012

“Each speaker has been passionate making the day even more interesting! Excellent and comprehensive course.” September 2012

Course Alumni 

Eemmamma Childs is a registered nurse with over 5 years post-graduate experience. Emma completed the training course in May 2011 and has deployed with AAI to Pakistan, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and the Philippines. Emma has always felt the need to use her nursing skills to help the underprivileged, and AAI helped her to transfer these skills into the international forum. She is now undertaking a Masters of International Public Health and is awaiting the next international response.

 Jessica Holden is a medical doctor who always  aimed to work in the developing world. After  completing the course in September 2010,  Jessica deployed with AAI to the Thai/Burma  border and the Philippines. Jessica also  coordinated the AAI Introduction to Humanitarian  Operations Course on a volunteer basis. She now continues her career with Doctor Without  Borders.

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