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Professional Development and Training

Are you seeking Professional Development (PD) and training in early parenting or children’s development?

Ngala offers short workshops, half-day programs and full-day seminars to people working with families and children in health, parenting, child care and community organisations in WA.

We’ve delivered this training for many years. Hundreds of staff from non-government and government organisations have attended sessions run by Ngala.  Many students have also attended sessions.

Topics include:

    • Sleep
    • Adjustment to parenting
    • Communication with babies
    • Brain development
    • Engaging and working with fathers
    • Nutrition
    • Guiding children’s behaviour
    • Transitioning to school
    • Parents working away, and
    • Other related topics tailored to the needs of a particular organisation or staff team.  

Have a training enquiry? Call the Professional Development Coordinator on 9368 9368 or complete the training EOI form and email it to

Training Opportunities

Building Partnerships

With the generous support of Woodside, and in partnership with the Centre for Community and Child Health, Ngala offers Building Partnerships training approaches to working with communities and families in partnership.

FIFO Focused Communities 

A partnership with RIO TINTO and WACOSS from 2015 to 2017 allows us to provide training in some key communities where FIFO families reside across WA. Learn about FIFO Focused Communities for professionals.

Pilbara Families Building Pilbara Communities & Goldfields Project

As part of Pilbara Families Building Pilbara Communities and the Goldfields Project, sessions are planned for professionals during visits to these regions. Workers in the community are also encouraged to attend parent sessions to familiarise themselves with Ngala‘s evidence based approaches to early parenting .

Mentoring in the Workplace and PRINT (Midwest and Gascoyne)

Ngala programs in the Midwest and Gascoyne help support workers and organisations working in child and adolescent development. Services include Mentoring in the Workplace Training and strengths-based profiling using the PRINT tool.


A new online edition of our Secrets of Good Sleepers book is coming soon.

There are regular training sessions scheduled, so make sure to check for updates.

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