Resources for implementation

INFANT training for community implementation

Why join the course and who is it for?

Join the course to learn about the INFANT program content, facilitating the program and implementing INFANT in your community. All participants will get a certificate upon completion for logging CPD points.

This course has been created for health professionals and staff interested in implementing the INFANT program in their community. This could include INFANT program facilitators (e.g. maternal and child health nurses, dietitians, health promotion officers, parent support workers), as well as those involved in implementation (e.g. managers, administration support staff, partner organisations).

What does training involve and how is it delivered?

The course is approximately 6 hours in length (self-paced over a four week period) with annual 1-2 hour updates. The set time period gives you flexibility with when to do the course and ensures that you have a group of peers to work with.

The course is fully online, hosted on the Future Learn platform. Course educators from Deakin University will be available during the course to facilitate the discussions, support your learning and answer your questions.

What topics will you cover?

  • Learn about the content and delivery of INFANT
  • Apply program principles and resources to your own community context
  • Develop a plan for implementing INFANT in your community

Who will you learn with?

The lead educators are from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University, all with expertise in in early intervention, early life behaviours and prevention of childhood obesity.

What do trained facilitators have access to?

After your training, you will have ongoing access via a log-in to the training portal and website. You can continue to access

  • Session content and resources
  • Facilitation guidance
  • Support from a Community of Practice

Upcoming training

The next training will be available during 2021.

Training is being offered to areas interested in implementing INFANT in Victoria who are working within Government and/or not for profit organisations.

If you are interested in implementing INFANT, but want to know more before registering for training. Please get in touch with the team via email infant-study@deakin.edu.au.

Already a trained facilitator?

You may access facilitator resources here.