INFANT is scaling-up across Victoria with over 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs) implementing the program.
Based on over 15 years of research, INFANT is an evidence-based program aiming to improve parent's knowledge and skills about healthy eating and active play for infants; and in turn, healthy growth from the start of life.
The ongoing and effective scale-up across Victoria is a result of local collaboration, community support and partnerships which have been the key drivers of success when implementing INFANT across various LGAs. Each Victorian LGA is different, and as such, the way in which INFANT is implemented may be different. Explore the INFANT case studies here to find out how five LGAs tailored the implementation and delivery of INFANT to their communities.
INFANT training is currently provided free (until June 2023) for Victorian health and early years professionals working within the Victorian government, local council, Local Public Health Units or NGOs, including all Victorian Maternal and Child Health Nurses and students. The course is delivered online and is approximately 6-8 hours in length (self-paced over a four-week period) with an online 1.5 hour update every 2 years.
Join over 700 people who have completed the training!
INFANT training is currently open for registration in 2023:
- 13 February – 10 March 2023
- 24 April – 19 May 2023
Visit the website for more information and register for INFANT training.
Already a trained INFANT facilitator?
Complete the INFANT ‘refresher training’ every two years to maintain your status as a trained facilitator and to continue accessing INFANT resources. This is an online, self-paced 1.5-hour course; designed to keep you up to date with INFANT resources, tips on how to improve practice, relevant research and news, and much more.