FINE Level 1

Level 1 is an educational pathway in family-centred developmental care that is suitable for all disciplines in any neonatal centre.

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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 participants.

The 1st and 2nd December, Sydney face to face program is now open.  

When booking FINE Training during the pandemic we recommend you adhere to local and state travel recommendations. We do not recommend you book flights or accommodation until it is clear you can travel, alternately you could book flexible accommodation/flights that allow for date changes. All travel is booked at the expense of the individual, The Australiasian NIDCAP training Centre is not responsible for any costs incurred due to the cancellation of travel as a result of evolving travel restrictions. 

If you are registered to attend a FINE program and unable to travel to Sydney due to travel restrictions we will transfer your registration to an alternate program date. In the event we are required to cancel the program all participants will be notified with registrations transferred to an alternate program date. Refunds will not be routinely offered due to changing and evolving travel restrictions. 

Registrations for the FINE Virtual Program will open mid-July - with the program scheduled for the 1st October. 

The FINE virtual program delivers the same content as our face to face program in a slightly different format. During face to face FINE training you spend 1.5 days exploring the theory and evidence that supports application of neuro-developmentally supportive care. The FINE Level 1 virtual program content is delivered via four modules, three of these are self-directed and one is completed virtually with the FINE faculty:

Register and pay for FINE Level One Virtual via Eventbrite

Module 1*

Overview: Program Introduction activities consist of a brief presentation, self-evaluation and access to resources

Facilitation: Self-directed learning 

Estimated Duration: 30 minutes

Completion Date: Prior to Friday 17 September 2021

Module 2*

Overview: Program pre-reading

Facilitation: Self-directed learning 

Estimated Duration: 2 hours

Completion Date: Prior to Friday 17 September 2021

Module 3*

Overview: Complete self-directed activities consisting of: videos, recorded presentations and learning activities

Facilitation: Self-directed learning

Estimated Duration: 3.5 hours 

Completion Date: Prior to Friday 17 September 2021

Module 4

Overview: Virtual training with the FINE Faculty

Facilitation: Virtual (via Zoom - link to be sent closer to the date)

Date: Friday 1 October 2021 | 9:30am - 4:00pm

* Modules 1, 2 and 3 must be completed in order to access the link for Module 4.

Requirements for Module 4 FINE Virtual Education:

To participate, you will need each of the following:

  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer (note: each registrant is required to access the program via an individual computer, not shared).
  • A working webcam and microphone (to be turned on for the duration of training)
  • A stable wifi connection
  • A quiet, calm place to participate from
  • A doll and some linen (to practice making supportive bedding)
  • FINE program resources (hard copies to be posted to registrants in advance)
  • Snacks


Our COVID safety plan

Ensuring the safety of participants and facilitators is important to our team. We have implemented temperature and health screening for all attendees. Our team reserves the right to refuse entry to the program for anyone who does not pass the screening requirements.

In the event, you are unwell with respiratory or viral symptoms you are requested to not attend the program. Contact the program facilitators and they will identify options available to you. 

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.


SKYE Hotel Suites
30 Hunter Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150 Australia

Alternate accommodation

There are numerous accommodation options available in Parramatta and a number of comparisons sites will compare the cost and availability of accommodation, including and


Skye Hotel has on-site secure undercover car parking spaces. 

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.

Public transport

The closest rail link is Parramatta Station.