Online Learning

The Foundation House Practice and Sector Development program provides webinars and blended learning opportunities both as part of our public calendar and as options to be integrated in Tailored Learning.

We also offer a self-contained introductory Online Learning course, Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences Online – details below.

Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences Online

This self-contained course, taking approximately two hours to complete, will introduce you to key concepts for working with survivors of trauma from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds. You will gain knowledge of the context and experiences of people from these backgrounds, as well as ways to promote recovery. The course explores how the Foundation House Trauma Recovery Framework can be applied in your work. 

The key concepts for working with survivors are brought to life through the stories of four people from refugee backgrounds including:

  • flight
  • camp experiences
  • urban experiences
  • settlement and recovery in Australia.  

Key data on the global refugee situation and Australia’s Humanitarian Program is also included to give you an understanding of the global and national context of refugee resettlement.


See a brief overview of the course in the video below.
Note: the “personal journeys” in the course are based on refugee experiences portrayed by professional actors.

Individual access 

Individual login: $66

NOTE: if you are planning to enrol for other Foundation House courses, Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences Online is included at no additional charge for any course that requires it as a pre-requisite. Information on other courses can be found on our Learning Calendars page

Access across your organisation 

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Experience Online can be incorporated into organisational tailored professional learning and consultancy packages – for exampleas an introductory course to other, more advanced materialor as part of ongoing organisational induction programs.   

We offer a reduced fee for multiple loginsand also organisational subscriptions 

If you would like to discuss multiple logins, or other uses across your organisation, please complete our enquiry form.

Feedback from participants & organisations

“I wanted to provide feedback on the excellent online course ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences’ which my students and I recently completed. The stories in the modules were very surprising to the students and prompted some really thought provoking and in-depth class discussions. The students were able to reflect on what they learned through the course and consider how they would apply this new knowledge in their future role as oral health therapists.

This was an incredibly valuable training course and I would highly recommend it to other individuals and organisations

– Dr Roisin McGrath Lecturer Oral Health, University of Melbourne (time-limited multiple access subscription)


“First-hand accounts were very strong and interesting”

“Interesting format, very helpful”

“Easy to digest information”

“Videos very well done”

“Have completed similar training in the past – this was the best one”

“Good step by step guide”

“Helpful to provide four different examples of paths to Australia”

“Very Informative”

“High quality”

– Feedback from participants – Helping Hand, Volunteer based agency (ongoing organisational subscription)

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