A presentation at a PHN event





External Professional Education Events

External Professional Education Events

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some face-to-face events have been postponed and removed from this page. The following External Professional Education Events are being conducted online.

Accredited Health Coaching Australia Courses – ‘Health Coaching Specialist Training’

Accredited Health Coaching Australia Courses – ‘Health Coaching Specialist Training’


This practical and comprehensive course has been designed to meet the Health Coaching Association of New Zealand and Australia’s core competencies that mirror international health coaching standards. Health practitioners who also complete the follow-on Mastery course are eligible for full membership of the association and the highest level of health coaching recognition in Australia.

In this course you will learn the specialist coaching skills and theories to empower clients to harness their motivation and support them to build confidence, self-awareness, positivity, focusing on strengths as they utilise learnings from past failures and successes to overcome barriers and increase facilitators for change.


What we cover in this training:

  • Principles and mindset of health coaching
  • Relationship building skills
  • Readiness to change
  • Motivation and Importance
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Supporting Patients to Set Goals and Take Action
  • Health Coaching Practice Requirements


  • 16 week course
  • 11 weekly webinars (recording available on demand)
  • 10 training modules (available online to access at your convenience)
  • 2 bonus review webinars (skill consolidation, peer to peer coach and trainer feedback)
  • Practice coaching sessions and feedback
  • Downloadable handouts and client resources
  • Private peer support group

Dates: 8th October – 17th December and 2 bonus review sessions on 14th January and 21st January

Cost of course – $2000 or payment plans available starting from $115 per week: https://www.accreditedhealthcoaching.com.au/payment-plans


Shivaun Conn, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Health Coach, Certified Trainer and Assessor, Director of Discovery Health Coaching, and Accredited Health Coaching Australia, co-author of the nationally accredited Victoria University Diploma of Health Coaching, and Vice President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Sharon Curtain, Dietitian, Health Coach, Certified Trainer and Assessor, Director of Accredited Health Coaching Australia and creator and author of the nationally accredited Victoria University Diploma of Health Coaching.

Further Information

Information about this course and other health coaching courses can be found via our website: https://www.accreditedhealthcoaching.com.au/online-courses or email Sharon or Shivaun: info@accreditedhealthcoaching.com.au

ONLINE TRAINING: FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors Theory (Online)

This training is for doctors (including GPs and GP registrars) who wishes to upskill in reproductive and sexual health using the latest clinical research and a flexible learning method, this course is for you.  This course is the theory only component of the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors.  This blended learning course comprises self-paced online learning, interactive live case discussions, reflective learning, and assessment.

Content includes:

  • Update on contraceptive options
  • Contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT)
  • Current guidelines for STI screening including diagnosis and management
  • Unintended pregnancy options
  • Working with diverse groups including adolescents and people living with disability
  • Updates on the National Cervical Screening Program
  • Menopause
  • Men’s health
  • Other topics in the area of reproductive and sexual health


Clinical placements are currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information https://www.fpnsw.org.au/fpaa-national-certificate-reproductive-sexual-health-doctors-theory-online


CPD: Participants who successfully complete all course and assessment requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. The activity ID is 202204.

ACRRM ID: TBC. 9 hours under the Educational Activities Category approved. 8 hours under Performance Review.


Cost: $2,360


Click here to register.


Health Coaching – Core Coach Training – Wellcoaches Australia

The core training and certification programs, endorsed by Wellcoaches Australia strategic partners, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, are for medical and health professionals as well as those who wish to become trained and credentialed in health coaching, with no prior professional training in a health-related area

Friday 20th November 2020
Saturday 21st November 2020

Friday 27th November 2020
Saturday 28th November 2020

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Click here to register.

Brain and Spine Surgery: What a GP needs to know

Cranial Nerve Hyperfunction Syndromes by Professor Marcus Stoodley
Date: 24th November 20
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm


Brain and Skull Base Tumours: by Associate Professor Antonio Di Ieva
Date: 1st December 20
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Quality end-of-life care webinar

Most people know that grief is the normal response to bereavement. But people don’t only grieve at the end of life; grief is the response to loss and change that occur throughout life. The people we care for have all experienced loss.

Steve Calder is the manager of Pastoral Care at HammondCare Health. He has many years’ experience providing spiritual and emotional support to people facing end of life concerns.

Session presenter Steve Calder will explore the common responses to loss, the factors which help explain the way we and others experience grief, and some “dos and don’ts” when responding to grief and loss.

This session is open to all residential aged care staff.

Date: Tuesday 24th November
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Tele-Education 

To join this valuable education session please register HERE

If you have any questions about this event please contact Sarah Fox via email QualityEOLC@hammond.com.au or phone +61 2 9488 2375 or 0439 307 492.

Prescribing medicinal cannabis in NSW

Presented by GP Dr Gull Herzberg, NSW (and co-presented by Barb Fullerton, National Education Manager at Little Green Pharma), the evening will cover:

  • Medicinal Cannabis – overview & evidence
  • Eligibility and prescribing process
  • Patient case studies
  • Q&A

Starts 6pm AEDT.

Register by 24 Nov here.

Body Confident Children & Teens Webinar – for parents and carers of primary and secondary age children

Date: 26th November 2020

Time: 7.00pm-8.15pm

With so many adults struggling with their own body image it can be difficult for parents to know how best to support their child as they move through adolesence. This relaxed and informative seminar for carers of primary and secondary age children gives practical tips to help you better understand and promote positive body image in the home.


To register click here.


PrEP in 15 minutes free webinar for GPs

Date: 30 November 2020

Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm


The RACGP, in collaboration with NSW Health, invites GPs in the Northern Sydney region (only) to a free upcoming HIV and STI evening training session.


This training will:

– Utilise a clinical decision making tool to quickly and safely prescribe PrEP in accordance with the ASHM HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clinical Guidelines

– Integrate regular STI and HIV testing as part of a PrEP consultation

– Determine appropriate care of a patient with an STI in accordance with the Australian STI Management Guidelines for Primary Care

– Identify referral pathways for more complex PrEP patient presentations including positive HIV results


Click here to register.

What works and what doesn’t in smoking cessation. Patients and Experts Tell All!

Date: Thursday 3 December

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Most smokers want to quit smoking.

What REALLY helps patients quit smoking?

GPs, nurses and pharmacists are invited to learn from both experts and ex-smokers in this free, 1-hour, accredited live webinar. Topics include:  How experts prescribe nicotine replacement therapy including considerations during pregnancy, Medication myths and troubleshooting treatments.

– RACGP-accredited for 2 CPD points

– Undergoing ACN, ACRRM & PSA accreditation/endorsement


Click here to register.