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Welcome to the website of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) Australia.

2022 FASD Courses – Open for Applications

The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking applications for the following 2022 FASD Courses:

Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

The aim of the Graduate Certificate is to provide clinicians with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based assessment and diagnosis of FASD. This course is targeted towards clinicians with a background in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, medicine and other relevant disciplines.  Click here for more information on the course, or to apply.   Applications close 31st January 2022.

FASD short courses (micro-credentials)

This year UWA launched their new FASD short courses, which aim to provide students with foundational knowledge required for understanding FASD. Both micro-credentials will cover the basic characteristics of FASD and will include lived experience perspectives on FASD. Although each micro-credential can be accessed independently, it is recommended that students intending to complete both micro-credentials follow the order outlined below. Both short courses will have 2 offerings per year: April – July and July – September. Within each teaching period, the students can complete the coursework at their own pace.

There are no entry requirements for these short courses. Students completing both micro-credentials will be eligible to receive course-credit for the first coursework unit in the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD developed at UWA by A/Prof Carmela Pestell and Adjunct Prof James Fitzpatrick (note: the Grad Cert does have entry requirements). The Graduate Certificate and both short courses are run primarily online, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Courses include:

If you have any questions about these courses, please contact Dr Kirsten Panton (

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