Entry Level Short Courses

Whether you are new to the fundraising sector or want to expand your existing skills, FIA has several short courses and seminars covering a variety of topics to help enhance your skillset and improve your confidence as a professional fundraiser.


FIA Code Training
FIA members subscribe to a self-regulatory regime that raises the sector’s profile and enhances credibility and reputation with donors, government and the community. Self-regulation is guided by the FIA Code. All members must comply with the Code. The Code was re-launched in 2017 and has been informed by the International Statement of Ethical Principles.

Fundraising Essentials
Fundraising Essentials provides you with the basic knowledge and practical tools to help get you started as a best-practice fundraiser. 

Gifts in Wills Essentials
Gifts in Wills Essentials equips you with the tools to get started with an effective Gifts in Wills fundraising program that can provide your organisation with a long-term financial future.

Copywriting Essentials
Fundraisers can learn how to improve their writing skills and connect with their audience on a personal level.

Managing Vulnerability
In this course, you will become familiar with factors that contribute to vulnerability, how to recognise potential vulnerability, and learn a range of best practice approaches to responding to a donor who may be experiencing vulnerability.