Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) program – Level 2

Course Description

FINE stands for, Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education. FINE is the only programme that gives neonatal professionals of all disciplines opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in steps that can be paced to their career needs, from orientation for beginners, to developing competent practice or leadership. FINE programs assist to bridge the gap between theory and practice with a range of learning opportunities that can be adapted to different settings. 

FINE Level 2: Practical Skills, is a structured, self-directed programme with content covered in 12 units that include infant observations, assignments that evaluate practice, prompts for encouraging parent and staff participation and reflective submissions that are sent to a mentor for feed-back. The program takes 6 months to complete and is delivered virtually. It is a pre-requisite that FINE Level 1 is completed prior to enrolling in FINE 2. 

Who’s it for?

Hospital doctors
Allied Health
Health professionals

What’s included?

Learning outcomes

The FINE Level 2 Program consists of self-directed learning activities and focus on evaluating practices and integrating knowledge within the individual's clinical setting. The program is structured on the three principles of FINE education: 

Sensitive care

Neuroprotection: sensitive care helps to stabilise the infant, to protect and promote brain development

Parent engagement

Relationships: interactions between infant and caregivers, most particularly family members, have a significant impact on child development

Every baby

Individualised care: every infant is unique and individual needs can be interpreted through observation of the behavioural signs that give the infant a voice

Fee Information

The FINE Level 2 Program is currently priced at


(including GST). There are no discounts available.
  • module-quizzes First Nationals Neonatal Healthcare Professionals Scholarships are available (limited number offered annually)

Learning modules

Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) program – Level 2

  • Systematic observations of infants
  • Guided interactions with colleagues and parents
  • Structured evaluations of caregiving
  • Reflective submissions
  • Part 1: 5 topics that focus on neurobehavioural observation
  • Part 2: 5 topics that focus on implementation of IFCDC
  • Formative assessment is provided through feedback on written reflections
  • Course work is reviewed and assessment exercises are included in the final tutorial

The Graduate Diploma in Child Health is a postgraduate qualification delivered by The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and in partnership with Western Sydney University