Humanitarian Training

The delivery of humanitarian assistance after disasters and emergencies is complex and complicated.

People whose lives are shattered by natural disasters or conflict deserve the best possible assistance, delivered by professionals able to respond quickly. With a particular focus on realistic scenario exercises, our training provides participants with the skills to react quickly when working in a humanitarian emergency.

About Us

RedR Australia is internationally recognised as a provider of quality humanitarian training. We have been building the capacity of humanitarian workers to respond to international emergencies since 1998.

We partner with the NGO community, the private sector, university and innovation partners to build regional capacity through context specific training initiatives. 

RedR is a leader in the provision of human resource solutions to international aid and development agencies globally.We continue to be the preferred training provider for humanitarian staff at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and for the Australian NGO community. Our courses attract participants from all over the world. Two of our courses: The Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (EHP) and Personal, Safety, Security and Communications, are prerequisites for those seeking to join our humanitarian roster and to deploy with our United Nations partners or on other emergency response field missions.

We can provide customised training for government agencies and departments, non-government organisations, United Nations agencies, universities and others.

Why train with RedR Australia?

RedR Australia has a global reputation as a leading humanitarian training organisation. Our courses are internationally recognised by United Nations agencies, international non-government organisations (INGOs) and field experts in the humanitarian sector.

We train in a dynamic, innovative, learning environment that encourages personal growth and networking.

We are committed to the training concepts of adult learning. Our trainers use a range of methods, including lectures, group work, individual reflection, role plays, simulation exercises and videos. We focus on realistic scenarios that provide a practical learning experience, giving you the skills to respond quickly in a humanitarian emergency. 

Our courses includes gender and disability markers across all programs.

Who are our courses for?

  • skilled professionals who want to participate in humanitarian work
  • organisations wanting to send staff or volunteers to areas affected by crisis
  • technical experts or consultants who want to apply their skills in a humanitarian context
  • aid workers who wish to enhance their skills and learn more about the United Nations system
  • aid workers and researchers hoping to contribute to development projects where safety and security could be an issue
  • field workers wanting to work safely and securely in the field
  • aid and development workers who want to transition to emergency response work

“Our training enables aid workers to be highly competent in an emergency setting. We provide the skills to assess a humanitarian situation and apply big picture solutions. For example, a water and sanitation specialist needs to look not just at environmental health solutions, but also understand other issues such as hygiene promotion and protection implications. We train professional aid workers to see the overall goal of minimising suffering and loss of life.”

Drasko Kraguljac, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, RedR Australia