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Baby Massage for Bonding

Enrol for completion Term 2 | Face to Face Day 25 June Enrol for completion Term 3 | Face to Face Day 24 September Enrol for completion Term 4 | Face to Face Day 10 December Expressions Of Interest | Berri and Pt Augusta Skills Centres

Course Overview

Focus area Strengthening bonds between parent and child
Length Four Online Topics and 1 Face to Face Day
Who is it for? Human service professionals, family support workers, children’s workers, counsellors, social workers
Key Outcomes Supportive and therapeutic parenting education

Course Description

Please note: When enrolling, please choose your preferred Term to complete the course. You will be required to complete 100% of the online training to be able to attend the face to face practical day.  The face to face days are schedule for the end of terms 1,2, 3 and 4.

This short professional development course aims to develop your skills and knowledge so that you can support parents to notice and respond to their baby’s cues to enhance their nurturing relationship by providing a structured program of infant massage instruction in a group or with individual baby and parent.

Baby Massage for Bonding is based on theories of attachment and attunement, supporting infant mental health, and best-practice. It will add to your professional skills and build on what you are already doing with parents and families with an infant aged in the first thousand days.

This training is suitable for professionals working therapeutically with infants in the first thousand days and their caregivers, including frontline and specialist workers in homelessness and family and domestic violence services, therapeutic children’s workers, reunification, and intensive family support practitioners and those in community early childhood settings.

The course consists of four online topics, support from a course coordinator and a face to face practical day for demonstrations and sharing. If you cannot attend the final face to face day, we can negotiate a flexible solution for an alternative day.

Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia.

Take advantage of our Skills Centres courses while they are fee free: As of July 2024, we will be charging a fee for our courses, so get in quick while they are available at no charge.  


Enrolment Information

Dates June 25, 2024, September 24, 2024, December 10, 2024
Time Online + Face to Face Demonstration Day 9.30am - 4.30pm

Online and
The Australian Institute of Social Relations
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh, SA 5007

Cost $950
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