Training and Capability
RedR Australia’s training team has adapted to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 with a substantial increase in the number of new online training activities.
Face-to-face training resumed in November 2020 at a new training venue, the Victorian Emergency Management Institute at Mt Macedon. RedR delivered seven core training courses to 183 participants. These comprised three Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (EHP), including one EHP delivered in Suva, Fiji in September 2020; two Hostile Environment Awareness Trainings (HEAT); one Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies course; and one Child Protection in Humanitarian Action course.
RedR continued to recruit more national Associate Trainers, increasing the pool to 90, and currently has more than 80 Volunteers.
Finally, RedR is well advanced in commissioning a new Learning Management System. This will place the organisation’s training capability in an excellent position for the future as it prepares potential Australia Assists deployees with the foundational knowledge they need to deliver quality program outcomes, safely.
“A perfect blend of global systems applied locally and regionally in one course.”
— Pacific EHP participant.
“A great opportunity to learn about stressful things that you may encounter in a difficult location… it will push you out of your comfort zone and allow you to see how you act under pressure.”
— HEAT participant.
Reinforcing the strengths of our region
Through Australia Assists, RedR delivered its first, fully contextualised Pacific Essentials of Humanitarian Practice training course to augment regional emergency management capacity. Pacific Islander training and subject matter experts co-led course design and delivery.