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 Suicide Prevention Studies 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. 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.
Organisation training programs
Griffith University was the first university to offer a Masters of Suicidology and Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies. These part time programs are offered online.
Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention
The Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention 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 Master of Suicidology program is designed to reflect the needs of health, law enforcement, social and community service providers and religious leaders who require detailed and scientifically grounded knowledge of suicide, suicide research and suicide prevention. This advanced post graduate degree provides graduates with scientific and practical research expertise to deal with suicide in an academic, policy or practical context.