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Develop your skills to plan, conduct and commission evaluations with our expert team

This course is for you if you:

  • Plan or implement social, health and human service programs
  • Need to monitor and assess the effectiveness or success of your interventions or
  • Want to refresh your evaluation science knowledge

During our 2-day Introduction to Program Evaluation course you will be introduced to key concepts, terminologies and techniques, apply them in interactive sessions and then use relevant scenarios and focused activities to build your practical skills and understanding.

You will:

  • Learn what types of evaluation are possible, and the stages, scales and needs that determine when each is useful
  • Create a Program Logic to show how a program will make a difference, and articulate a Theory of Change that explains this
  • Develop clear evaluation questions, and identify appropriate measures to address them
  • Understand how quantitative and qualitative approaches offer complementary information for evaluations 
  • Recognise how external factors and ethical issues may affect evaluations
  • Identify modes for sharing evaluation findings with different stakeholders for maximum impact and learning

Custom courses: All MFSAS courses can be customised using your own projects and/or data sets and can be delivered at your premises. (Minimum of 10 participants)

$1,220 - Standard rate
$1,013 - Early Bird (book and pay one month out)
$976 - Groups (3 or more, price per person)
​$854 - UQ Students
$915 - Students (other than UQ)
(fees include GST and course materials) 

Register now
Follow the links below to register for your preferred date:
Wednesday, 7 June - Thursday, 8 June 2023
Wednesday, 8 November - Thursday, 9 November 2023

Online delivery via Zoom

Courses will only proceed if there is a minimum of 6 participants

Custom and Group enquiries


Dr Caroline Salom

Associate Professor Caroline Salom is an experienced evaluator, principal research fellow and research group leader with a strong background in training design and delivery. Her research focus is substance use and mental health and their impacts on youth and families. She has also worked in frontline service delivery management - designing and evaluating services, working alongside service providers, statutory authorities and government departments. As well as conducting evaluations at national, state and local levels, Caroline led the delivery of the Evaluation Capability Program 2017-18 for the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, generating very positive feedback from government stakeholders about the quality of the training and its impact.

Dr Mark RobinsonDr Mark Robinson is a public health and evaluation specialist who has led the development of evaluation frameworks across a range of topics and clients. He recently led the development of a detailed Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Framework for Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld) and is currently leading the strategic evaluation of a suite of six HWQld-funded preventive health programs. He is also leading the development of a MEL Framework for the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Mark was the evaluation lead in the development of the Student Equity in Higher Education Evaluation Framework for the Commonwealth Department of Education and Skills. Mark regularly designs and delivers evaluation capability training with project partners, tailored to their specific needs.


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What our participants say about the course (quotes used with permission)

Practical activities were great… Appreciated the variety of learning modalities (phone survey, lecture-type content, practical activities, group discussion). I also feel like the content was a light touch but comprehensive enough to improve my practice. Flexible and approachable. Encouraged open discussion throughout.
Kaitlyn Bruschi, Health and Wellbeing Queensland

I thought the insights into Project Logic were very helpful and insightful and will definitely assist with future project/evaluation planning and delivery. I think the look into TOC also solidified my understanding by combining/summarising the project logic. Following training, I feel I have a better understanding of the evaluation process and the considerations which need to be made when preparing for a project evaluation. The presenters were great and very engaging and the practical excises assisted in implementing the learnings.
Asmira Bekric, Australian Refugee Association

…My current job involves an inter-agency/different levels of govt steering committee. When our team get asked 'what methodology did we apply to the program review?' I will hold up the UQ manual.
Mike Gregory, Queensland Department of Environment & Science/Threatened Species Program