Providing workshops and degrees designed to help change the world

We provide a range of workshops and degrees to qualify and up skill individuals in the field of suicide research and prevention. Workshops are tailored to specific organizational needs of workers, and are delivered within an adult learning framework.

AISRAP’s training is differentiated from tertiary level education, by the predominant target audience, localised and organisational based training content and delivery, and the diverse range of qualified facilitators, training approaches, and applied/practical face to face delivery mediums. AISRAP attracts training requests from all disciplines in the domain of suicide prevention from clergy, to police, youth workers, aged care and disability workers, construction industry and legal sectors, health, coronial and funeral workers.

Postgraduate Programs

Offering postgraduate programs in suicidology in 2001 was a world first; and these programs designed and developed by Prof Diego De Leo and Ms Jacinta Hawgood remain as the only international programs of their kind world-wide. Graduates of these programs extend beyond Australia, including also Belgium, New Zealand, United States of America, UK, and Ireland.

The Master of Suicidology and Graduate Certificate in Suicidology are delivered part time and fully online. They have attracted well over 300 students since inception. In addition, since 2000, the Institute has offered Suicide Prevention Skills Training workshops for professionals and consumers of government and non-government organisations, community groups and volunteers.

Graduate Certificate in Suicidology

The Graduate Certificate in Suicidology is designed for people who work in health, education, law enforcement, religious, social and community service fields. Graduates have included nurses, general practitioners, allied health professionals, educators, counsellors, social workers, guidance officers, police officers, emergency services staff, correctional personnel, clergy and volunteer workers in the field of suicide prevention.

Master of Suicidology

The program will allow students to explore the historical and sociological development of the complexities of suicide. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to compare different management methods and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each theoretical approach to treatment and management of suicidal behaviour and its prevention.

Organisational training programs

Training workshops can be tailored to specific organisational requirements and vary from half, one or two day workshops. Shorter in-service courses are also offered. The aim of AISRAP's training is to develop participants' awareness, knowledge and skills in suicide prevention. Specifically, it is expected that participants will develop a common set of understandings and skills as members of the community who are concerned with suicide prevention.

A Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality (STARS)

The purpose of STARS is to assist and guide clinicians on ways to elicit some of the essential empirically based risk and protective factor information, short-term indicators of suicide risk (or warning signs), and current and past suicidality from the client’s perspective. To inquire about training for and access to STARS, please email

Suicide prevention skills training

AISRAP 's Suicide Prevention Skills Training Workshops provide a complete knowledge and skills based approach to suicide prevention training across prevention, intervention and postvention. The workshop has been developed for those working in a broad range of fields including health, education, emergency, clergy, law enforcement, community and social services.

Training workshops can be tailored to specific organisational requirements and vary from half, one or two day workshops. Shorter in-service courses are also offered.

For further information please email and provide a short brief on your organisation's requirements.

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