FINE Level 1

Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education program (FINE) Level 1

Program overview

Level 1 is an educational pathway in family centred developmental care that is suitable for all disciplines in any neonatal centre. The program focuses on raising awareness of the theory and evidence that supports developmentally supportive care.

The program runs for 1.5 days with a maximum of 40 course participants.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Models of developmental care
  • Brain development
  • Observing babies
  • Family participation
  • Stress and pain
  • Sleep Sensory environment
  • Kangaroo Care
  • Motor development and positioning
  • Early feeding experience

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Course details

  • When: 13 February (0800 - 1600) and 14 February (0800 - 1300)
  • Where: Skye Hotel Parramatta
  • Cost: $385pp 
  • Refund Policy: 48 hours prior to the program date a refund will be processed a $50 processing fee is charged for cancellations.

Register now! Download this form

Please complete the form and email it to

Alternatively, you can post it to Australasian NIDCAP Training centre c/o Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care Locked Bag 4001 Westmead NSW 2145

Once your form has been received we will process the payment and send a confirmation email. Until you receive confirmation, your registration is pending.  

Rural scholarships applications

To support learning in the non-metropolitan setting for health care professionals employed in the neonatal clinical area we are pleased to offer two registrations under the Rural Scholarship Program.
The rural scholarship covers the cost of program registration.

Scholarship criteria

  • Must be an Australian resident
  • Demonstrated employment as a health care professional in a neonatal or special care unit
  • Live >100km from an identified metropolitan centre in their state (i.e. Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin. All Tasmanians, regardless of location, are encouraged to apply under the terms of the scholarship).
  • Submit a Rural scholarship form with your FINE Level 1 program registration. Please note, an application does not necessarily guarantee a position.


SKYE Hotel Suites
30 Hunter Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150 Australia

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Skye Hotel has on site secure undercover car parking spaces. Current rates available for delegates is Current rates available for delegates is $15 per car for up to 6 hours or $30 per car for over 6 hours. Access is from Hunter Street. Parking is subject to availability and is strictly limited.

Alternate Parking

There are also a number of parking stations in and around Parramatta.

Pricing for the Justice Precinct Car Park (Enter via Hunter Street) is as follows:

  • 0 - 1 Hour $3.00
  • 1 Hour - 2 Hours $6.00
  • 2 Hours - 3 Hours $9.00
  • 3 Hours - 4 Hours $12.00
  • 4 Hours - 5 Hours $15.00
  • 5 Hours - 18 Hours $18.00
  • 18 Hours - 24 Hours $25.00

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