Introductory Donation Awareness Training (IDAT) workshop

The IDAT is a one-day multidisciplinary workshop that provides introductory training and education to a range of health professionals involved in organ, eye and tissue donation. 

Workshop content

The workshop provides information on:

  • death and the donation pathways — Donation after Neurological Determination of Death (DNDD) and Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD)
  • loss and reactions to catastrophic news
  • how to support and communicate with grieving families
  • the family donation conversation
  • the donation process and the professional roles involved.

Who should attend?

If you are a healthcare professional interested in finding out more about organ and tissue donation, this workshop will be helpful. 

Please note that the IDAT workshop is not a component of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) curriculum. Intensive care medical trainees need to complete the core FDC workshop

Who will teach the workshop?

Workshops are facilitated by DonateLife education coordinators, donor family support coordinators, donation specialist staff and grief specialists.

How can I register to attend?

Check the schedule and click on the register button.

Important notice: Due to COVID-19 there may be some restrictions on workshop capacity. Please be aware that some jurisdictions may require participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending workshops and evidence of vaccination may also be required.


08 March 2024Canberra HospitalRegister
10 September 2024North Canberra HospitalRegister


05 March 2024Royal Prince Alfred HospitalRegister
09 April 2024St Vincents HospitalRegister
24 May 2024Royal North Shore HospitalRegister
17 June 2024Maitland HospitalRegister
29 August 2024Westmead HospitalRegister
17 September 2024John Hunter HospitalRegister
07 November 2024Sutherland HospitalRegister


TBD Register


11 June 2024Royal Brisbane and Women's HospitalRegister
12 July 2024Mackay HospitalRegister
30 July 2024Gold Coast University HospitalRegister
30 August 2024Townsville HospitalRegister
25 October 2024Sunshine Coast University HospitalRegister
29 October 2024Bundaberg HospitalRegister
04 November 2024Gold Coast University HospitalRegister
19 December 2024Princess Alexandra HospitalRegister


6 June 2024DonateLife SARegister
17 October 2024DonateLife SARegister


16 May 2024Mantra Charles Hotel LauncestonRegister
22 August 2024HobartRegister
05 September 2024Rural Clinical School BurnieRegister


23 April 2024Wantirna Health Lecture Theatre - Waitlist onlyRegister
19 June 2024Rural Clinical School, Medicine and Health Albury-Wodonga CampusRegister
16 July 2024The Alfred Hospital - Waitlist onlyRegister
20 August 2024Sunshine HospitalRegister
10 September 2024The Austin HospitalRegister
08 October 2024Frankston HospitalRegister
19 November 2024DonateLife VictoriaRegister


5 March 2024Joondalup Health CampusFULL
02 April 2024Armadale Health ServiceRegister
26 April 2024Royal Perth HospitalRegister
31 May 2024Sir Charles Gaidner HospitalRegister
19 July 2024Fiona Stanley HospitalRegister
10 September 2024Rockingham General HospitalRegister
16 October 2024Perth Children's HospitalRegister


IDAT Workshop registration form

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