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Online Learning Opportunities


For access to the Education Webinars please go to the Education Videos webpage, or click here.

Motivational Interviewing Webinar

This webinar will lead to:
– An understanding of motivation and change
– An awareness of what motivational interviewing is and when it is useful
– Knowledge of the core motivational interviewing skills that evoke change talk and lead to behaviour change
– An ability to apply MI skills in your practice

Visit: https://vimeo.com/338979866

WEBINAR: NCIRS Deadly diseases: a history, and the current battle against measles

This seminar/webinar, available to all health professionals, will cover the history of the human battle against deadly diseases and the current measles threat. Visit the NCIRS website for further information and to register.

WEBINAR: Mental Health and Depression in Older People

To assist GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the team of psychiatrists from the Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these videos invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by Q/A. These are accredited for professional development points by the RACGP, as well as the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.  These activities are designed exclusively for GPs and have proved to be very popular.  In the second webinar, Professor Sadanand Rajkumar joins Dr Martin Cohen to discuss Depression and Mental Health in Older People.

To access the webinars, go to https://www.gpsupport.org.au/webinars and register for free.

Click below to see the Psychiatry Support Line for GPs’ YouTube channel, with previews of the active webinars.


Updates On Hepatitis C and Needle Syringe Programs

The BBV & STI Research, Intervention and Strategic Evaluation (BRISE) Program is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health. Through a multidisciplinary program of research, evaluation, capacity building and strategic advice, the BRISE Consortium aims to support the NSW Ministry of Health in meeting strategic goals in BBVs and STIs. The key partners of the BRISE Consortium are the Kirby Institute and the Centre for Social Research in Health, both internationally recognised research centres located at UNSW Sydney.

This webinar will provide an overview of the most recent data on hepatitis C and needle syringe programs, reflect on the NSW report card, and discuss how services can tailor their services.

Moderated by Scientia Professor Carla Treloar.

Presenters will include:
·         Louise Geddes, PhD Candidate, The Kirby Institute
·         Joanne Bryant, Associate Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health
·         Charles Henderson, Deputy CEO, NUAA
·         Phil Read, Director, Kirketon Road Centre

A link and instructions on joining the webinar will be sent to you after registration closes on 29 May 2019 at 5pm.

We ask that this invitation be forwarded to your staff and other people or agencies that might be interested. In particular, the NSP Leadership Group may like to forward this to staff in their services.  .

Date:              Friday 31 May 2019
Time:             2.00pm –  3.00pm
To register:   Click here

Webinar Details - My Health Record for Aged Care:


SafeScript is computer software that transmits prescription records for certain high-risk medicines to a centralised database in real-time, which can then be accessed by doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists during a consultation.

From April 2020, it will be mandatory in Victoria for all prescribers and pharmacists to check SafeScript prior to writing or dispensing a prescription for a high-risk medicine.

There is a view to roll out SafeScript nationally.



Tuesday 28 May 2019 12.30‌–1.30 pm AEST Register here
Tuesday 28 May 2019 6.30‌–7.30 pm AEST Register here
Thursday 30 May 2019 2.30‌–3.30 pm AEST Register here
Thursday 30 May 2019 7.30‌–8.30 pm AEST Register here

These webinars are designed to assist GPs with understanding SafeScript and their future obligations regarding its use.

RACGP eHealth webinar series: SafeScript – Real-time prescription monitoring for controlled drugs in Victoria


 Tuesday 28th May 2019


2.00 – 3.00pm (AEDT)


The Agency will be holding the following webinar, ‘My Health Record for Aged Care’.

This interactive webinar is for Aged Care professionals working in residential aged care or community aged care sectors. The learning outcomes of this webinar will include:

  • Increased understanding of My Health Record including the stronger privacy laws
  • How My Health Record may improve outcomes for aged care consumers and increase efficiencies for staff
  • A case study overview

There will be opportunities for Q&A throughout the webinar.


Register here.

Community Webinar: Chronic Complex Illness – End-of-Life Care


Tuesday 14th May


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM (WA), 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM (NT and SA)

and 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM (ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS and VIC)


Ms Deb Rawlings, is an Academic and Researcher in Palliative Care at Flinders University and a nurse who has worked clinically for many years in oncology and palliative care. She has worked on four Commonwealth funded projects, including End of Life Essentials on which she is a co-investigator.

During this lunchtime session Deb will discuss with Dr Tony Lembke (Chair qiCommunity) what needs to be considered when caring for patients with life-limiting chronic complex illnesses. She will share evidence based information to support health professionals with instigating end-of-life conversations, as well as self-care strategies for the health care team.

During this session you will:

  • recognise that those living with chronic complex conditions have a life-limiting illness.
  • recognise the need to discuss end of life concepts with families, patients and staff in order to enhance care.
  • analyse the potential for self-care within end-of-life care in fast paced environments and appreciate the strength of effective teamwork.


Register here.

Absolute CVD Risk- a practical update

Provider: Heart Foundation

When: 30 April 2019

Time: 7pm-8pm

Register: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/campaigns/heart-week

Webinar - My Health Record for Dentistry:

For noting: This is a live repeat of the webinar held on 26th March 2019.

Date & Time: 5.00 – 6.00pm (AEDT) on Monday 13th May 2019

Where: Online (join via your computer – register beforehand. Note registrations close 24hrs prior to webinar event)

Registration link: https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/c9752c

Please note, registrations close 24hrs prior to webinar event. Presentation slides will be made available following the event to individuals who have registered to attend the webinar.

Diabetes in Practice for Nurses

Provider: Diabetes Qualified

Title: Diabetes in Practice for Nurses

Date: Online

Who is this course for?

  • Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses

Delivery mode: Online


As a Nurse, you play a pivotal role in supporting the person living with diabetes.  This course will provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes, enabling you to explain diabetes and how to manage it, and answer questions that might be asked in a consultation. By completing this course , you will:

  • Update your knowledge on diabetes management
  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a more helpful conversation using health literacy principles
  • Know how to ask the right questions, and when to refer to other health professionals for more individualised advice
  • Have the tools and resources to implement what you’ve learnt in your workplace, improving health outcomes for your patients

More information:
The eLearning modules will cover:

  1. Introduction
  2. Diabetes explained
  3. Risk factors for diabetes
  4. Blood glucose levels
  5. Chronic complications
  6. Acute complications – hypoglycaemia
  7. Acute complications – hyperglycaemia
  8. Blood glucose monitoring
  9. Living well with diabetes
  10. Healthy eating
  11. Physical activity
  12. Medications
  13. Prevention and detection of complications
  14. NDSS, diabetes organisations and medicare
  15. Supporting behaviour change
  16. Talking the talk


Once you have completed the modules and passed the 4 assessments, a ‘certificate of completion’ becomes available for download.  There is also a further reading and resources document provided.

    Live Webinar: 'Change cannot happen' - The Nature and Process of Change, Effective Questioning, Maintaining a Stance of Curiosity and Getting Unstuck

    Provider: Australasian Society of Lifestyle and Medicine

    Title: ‘Change cannot happen’ – The Nature and Process of Change, Effective Questioning, Maintaining a Stance of Curiosity and Getting Unstuck

    Date: 13th March Time: 2:00pm AEDT


    Acquire a deeper understanding of behaviour change theories, and learn how they can be applied in your current practice.

    This webinar is designed to explore behaviour change theories and their application. Specifically, the webinar will cover:

    •  How to understand the nature and process of change
    •  Effective questioning
    •  Maintaining a stance of curiosity
    •  Getting unstuck

    More information:
    This webinar is aimed at

    •  Medical doctors
      • Allied health practitioners
      • Public health professionals
      • Other health professionals, researchers and educators

    As a webinar attendee, you will also get the chance to ask the presenters specific question(s) during the Q&A session.

    Supporting Children’s Resilience in General Practice

    Provider: Emerging Minds

    Title: Supporting Children’s Resilience in General Practice


    Supporting children’s resilience in general practice provides you with a conversation guide to assist your work with patients as parents, as well as a rationale for why GPs should conduct preventative conversations with parents about their children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

    This course is based on the understanding that parental, family, or social adversity can have a direct impact on children’s social and emotional wellbeing, and that GPs are well placed to hold preventative conversations with parents to buffer children from these impacts.

    Throughout this course you will consider how parental, family and social circumstances impact on children’s wellbeing, and how support can best be tailored to foster resilience in the lives of children.

    The PERCS Conversation Guide, introduced in this course, is a psychosocial discussion tool developed from consultations with GPs and parents. It supports conversations between GPs and parent-patients around the impact of adult health issues or parental and family adversities on children’s daily lives.

    The course examines preventative opportunities and entry points that exist in your engagements with parents, and provides examples of situations where:

    • a parent presents with circumstances or issues which impact on the child
    • concerns are expressed by a parent about a child’s behaviour
    • the GP holds concerns for the social and emotional wellbeing of a child after consulting with a parent.

    More Information:

    Learn more and register on the Emerging Minds website.

    Lung Function Assessment of Severe Asthma - hosted by Profs. Bruce Thompson & Greg King

    Provider: Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma

    Title:  Lung Function Assessment of Severe Asthma presented by Profs. Bruce Thompson & Greg King

    Venue: Hunter Medical Research Institute / Online.

    Date: 22 February 2019


    For more information about the presentation, go to: https://www.severeasthma.org.au/lung-function/

    Refreshments will be provided before the seminar, starting from 12:30PM (Haggarty Space). To attend the public lecture please RSVP for catering, by email to severeasthma@newcastle.edu.au.

    If you cannot attend the presentation, there will be an online webinar available after the event. To register for the online webinar, go to:


    Before watching this webinar, you may be interested in learning more about Lung Function Assessments, from the Severe Asthma Toolkit.

    More information:

    If you are interested in hearing more about our events and research, please subscribe to our email list on our homepage, or follow us on Twitter (@SevereAsthmaCRE).

    Additional upcoming webinars:

    17 April @ 1PM: Severe Asthma in Paediatrics (https://www.severeasthma.org.au/paediatrics/)
    13 June @ 1PM: Viral Infections & Asthma Exacerbations (https://www.severeasthma.org.au/virus-infections/)

    Free Webinar. Meet 8-year-old Amira. It took 2 dermatologists, 4 GPs and 3 years to get on top of her eczema.

    Provider: Invivo Academy

    Title:  Free Webinar. Meet 8-year-old Amira. It took 2 dermatologists, 4 GPs and 3 years to get on top of her eczema.

    Venue: Online.

    Date: 27 February 2019, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.


    Learn how you can do better.

    IMPACT – Improving outcomes in atopic dermatitis is a free, live, interactive webinar with a live case and instant polling questions. Compare your management with your peers, and ask the experts questions.

    The panel includes a practising GP, dermatologist, psychologist and Amira’s mother.

    The live webinar is at 7:30 – 9:00 pm AEST, Wednesday 27 February 2019.

    It is accredited for 3 RACGP CPD points and 2 ACRRM PDP points, and proudly supported by the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc.

    Learn more or register here > http://invivoacademy.org/courses/live-webinar-improving-outcomes-in-atopic-dermatitis/

    Online Webinar: Introduction to My Health Record: Current state including recent updates to legislation

    Provider: Australian Digital Health Agency

    Title:  Introduction to MyHR for Mental Health professionals

    Date: 28 February 2019, 12.30 – 1.30pm (AEDT time).


    This interactive webinar for Mental Health professionals will aim to provide an overview of the system, obligations of clinicians engaging with the Record and rights of the consumer. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

    After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

    • Explain key features of My Health Record system, including different mechanisms to access the clinical information
    • Identify the various types of clinical information contained within the My Health Record
    • Describe key legislation underpinning the use of My Health Record in practice
    • Register for the My Health Record and access the National Provider Portal
    • Communicate to your patients/clients benefits of having a My Health Record and how that information may assist in clinical-decision making

    Registration: https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/df91e1

    Please note, this webinar will be recorded and made available following the event to individuals who are unable to join in on the day.

    If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Vandana Chandnani – Vandana.Chandnani@digitalhealth.gov.au

    2019 Suicide Prevention Summit

    Provider: Lifeline

    Date: Friday 15th – Sunday 28th April, 2019


    Lifeline Australia has partnered with the Mental Health Academy for the 2019 Suicide Prevention Summit.

    The summit will equip practicing mental health professionals in Australia with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options on suicide prevention.

    Professionals will have access to all summit sessions, streaming live online, and available on demand from the 15th – 28th of April.

    Registration is free of charge.

    Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44.

    As a mental health professional, you are the frontline of defence, and you will be required to work with suicidality.

    You must be prepared.

    The purpose of this Summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals in Australia with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options on suicide prevention.

    To achieve that, we’ve assembled 15 of the most highly respected global experts on suicide into one online specialised Summit.

    Over 3 days, April 12-14, you’ll have free access to all Summit sessions, live online. You will then have on-demand streaming access for an additional two weeks, from April 15 to April 28.

    One of the most powerful resources we have to reduce suicide is our frontline mental health workforce. We believe that by providing every mental health practitioner in Australia with global best-practice knowhow and skills, we can tangibly reduce suicide rates in Australia.

    We see our role as bringing global best-practice education to Australian practitioners – for free. Your role is taking the time to learn and apply.

    As we endeavour to save valuable lives, we look forward to seeing you at the online 2019 Suicide Prevention Summit.

    Target Audience: Mental/Allied Health Professional

    Registration: https://www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/suicideprevention#event

    Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health – ONLINE ALM

    Provider: GP Learning

    Sponsor: Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation sponsored the Clinical Enhancement Module component.

    Title:  Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health

    Dates: March 2017 – December 2019


    The Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health active learning module (ALM) provides general practitioners (GPs) with the skills to recognise and assess mental illnesses and to prepare evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans.

    In recognition of these increased skills, GPs who have completed mental health skills training (MHST) gain access to additional MBS items, 2715 and 2717.

    The MHST modular pathway and this ALM consist of two modules:

    A Mental Health Core Module, which provides an overview of the Australian mental healthcare system, aetiology of the common mental illnesses seen in general practice and how to complete mental health treatment plans.

    A Mental Health Clinical Enhancement Module which provides participants with the opportunity increase their skills in detecting and managing mental illness in young people.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Outline the features that allow the detection of common, disabling and treatable mental illnesses in general practice;
    • Undertake mental health assessments using the appropriate psychometric instruments validated for young people;
    • Demonstrate preparation of evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans in partnership with patients and their carers;
    • Describe the evidence based treatment recommendations for anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and psychosis in young people; and
    • Identify practice systems and other issues that safeguard patient safety in providing mental healthcare.


    This activity has approval by the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points for the 2017-19 triennium: Activity number 94398.

    You will be sent a predisposing activity prior to the course which will need to be completed and returned before the program commences. Instructions for returning the activity will be included on the activity. Upon completion of the course you will be asked to complete a reinforcing/follow-up activity.

    To qualify for 40 Category 1 points with the RACGP, participants must complete the predisposing and reinforcing activities and the feedback form.

    Link: 8.5 Hours online training – http://gplearning.racgp.org.au

    More information: Please contact the gplearning Helpdesk on 1800 284 789 or email gplearning@racgp.org.au.

    Psychiatry Webinar Series

    Provider: GP Psychiatry Support Line

    Title:  Psychiatry Webinar Series


    As part of our aim to help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, we are producing a series of online resources. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these videos invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by Q/A.

    Indigo SP1- MasterClasses

    Provider: Bp Premier

    Title:  Indigo SP1-Masterclasses

    Dates: December


    Get up to speed without having to slow down.

    Best Practice software brings you our most accessible program, BpMasterclass.

    Free webinars combine the immediacy of a true master class with the convenience of participating where ever you have Internet access. The classes run for up to an hour.

    BpMasterclass tutorials are also published on BpOnline so they can be accessed when you need them.

    Identifying and Responding to Domestic and Family Violence

    Provider: The University of Melbourne

    Title: Identifying and Responding to Domestic and Family Violence


    This short e-learning course provides practical ways that health practitioners can increase their skills in identifying and responding to domestic and family violence. We outline how and when to ask about this sensitive issue and what to do when a patient discloses to enable a best practice response and referral.

    Become a Dementia Friend

    Provider: Dementia friendly communities


    A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support.

    It means you have increased your understanding of dementia and how small things you can do can help support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community.

    A Dementia Friend is someone who understands small acts can make a big difference.

    By having a better understanding of dementia, you are empowered to do small, everyday things that can make a difference to someone with dementia.

    More information and registration: click here to register

    Rainbow Buzz - Substance use in Australian LGBTI Communities for GPs

    Provider: ACON, with the support of Central and Eastern Sydney, Sydney North and South West Sydney Primary Health Network


    • Thurs. 08 November & Thurs. 15 November – 6pm to 7pm
    • Wed. 14 November & Wed. 21 November – 9:30am to 10:30am
    • Sat. 24 November & Sat. 1 December – 10am to 11am

    Each session is 2 parts, schedule at the same time, 1 week a part.


    ACON, with the support of Central and Eastern Sydney, Sydney North and South West Sydney Primary Health Network, is providing free and essential a 2 part webinar General Practitioners.
    Rainbow Buzz will strengthen your understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care while supporting clients experiencing issues with alcohol and or other drugs (AOD).

    Registration: click here to register

    Paediatric neuromuscular disorders: early intervention is key

    Provider: Think GP


    Paediatric neuromuscular disorders can greatly impact quality of life, and delays in diagnosis can result in poor prognosis compared to early intervention. This module aims to increase knowledge on paediatric NMDs and their associated red flags for referral, and understand the role of the GP in the management of the patient.

    On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:

    • Understand the different types of common paediatric neuromuscular disorders (NMDs)
    • Describe the pathway and barriers to the optimal management of NMDs
    • Discuss the role of a multidisciplinary approach to NMD patient management
    • Identify the key signs and symptoms of common paediatric NMDs
    • Ensure best outcomes by confidently assessing and referring children with NMDs

    This activity is sponsored by Biogen Australia.

    Medicare eLearning programs

    Provider: The Department of Human Services

    Synopsis: Use the Gateway to find eLearning programs relevant to your profession. Topics available include: HPOS, PRODA, PIP, AIR, MBS etc.

    It’s easy to use, interactive and self-paced.

    Twilight Online webinars

    Provider: RACGP


    Twilight Online is a series of webinars for RACGP members and their colleagues to improve access to quality QI&CPD. Developed by the NSW&ACT Faculty, these webinars provide time efficient and convenient opportunities to keep up to date and engage in learning with key opinion leaders and peers.

    Talking End of Life

    Provider: CareSearch TEL


    Death is a part of life. Too often death is a taboo in our society, and people avoid talking about or planning for it. This taboo is even more obvious when people with intellectual disability are part of these conversations. People with intellectual disability should learn about dying and death just as they learn about every other aspect of life. Teaching about the end of life is hard though.

    Talking End of Life …with people with intellectual disability (TEL) shows you how to teach people with intellectual disability about the end of life.

    TEL is designed for disability support workers but is also helpful for others including families, health professionals, and educators.

    Please watch the video below to see Professor Roger Stancliffe from the University of Sydney describe why TEL is important.

    Rural Sexual Health - 01 Introduction and Overview

    Provider: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

    Cost: Free for members


    This learning module provides an introductory overview of current sexually transmissible infections (STI)/HIV surveillance trends, patient groups who are at risk and STI/HIV testing recommendations. The module also highlights the important role GPs play in detecting and treating STIs/HIV among patients and preventing the spread of STIs/HIV through communities. Also provided are practical tools and resources to enable comprehensive STI/HIV management as part of routine patient care.

    Enquiries: onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au

    Rural Sexual Health - 02 STI Testing and Treating

    Provider: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

    Cost: Free for members


    This learning module provides an overview of the most frequently notified sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. This includes information about STI/HIV clinical indicators, typical presentations, how to identify patients for testing and current STI/HIV management guidelines. The module highlights available clinical management tools and resources whilst signposting available state-based and national support services.

    Enquiries: onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au

    Rural Sexual Health - 03 Contact Tracing

    Provider: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

    Cost: Free for members


    This learning modules provides an overview of the important role GPs play in sexually transmissible infections (STI)/HIV contact tracing as a means of preventing STI re-infection and the onward spread of these infections. The module details how to initiate partner notification discussions with patients, different methods of contact tracing and the resources available to support and enable clinicians and patients.

    Enquiries: onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au

    Breast Cancer on-line learning modules for all health professionals

    Cancer Australia has undertaken work to develop six breast cancer online modules in collaboration with ACRRM, for supporting  the needs of people affected by breast cancer.


    The modules are available free of charge on the Rural and Remote Education Online (RRMEO) platform to any health professional(even if they are not a member of ACRRM).

    All that is required is to fill in the registration form and ACRRM will provide a login password.  This will only apply to the Cancer Australia Breast Cancer course.

    Please  note that, in the medium-term future some of the modules may be updated with current practice changes and to reflect national work in shared follow-up care for early breast cancer.

    Women and Children's Health Symposium

    Webinar recording on Codeine Rescheduling now available for viewing

    Missed the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s (ACRRM) first webinar on codeine rescheduling? It’s now available online, free of charge for all members and non-members.

    The webinar, brought to you in partnership with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), gives you expert advice on the impact codeine rescheduling could have on rural and remote health providers.

    ACP Learning - new modules for primary care, implementation and dementia

    ACP Learning has new online learning modules to assist health professionals and care workers to support advance care planning in a variety of settings. The latest modules address advance care planning implementation, best practice in a primary care setting, and advance care planning for people with dementia.

    See the full list of learning modules below.

    1. Advance care planning – an introduction
    2. Advance care planning conversations
    3. Advance care planning decision-making – the legal implications
    4. Advance care planning implementation
    5. Advance care planning in the primary care setting
    6. Advance care planning and dementia

    National cervical screening program - Online learning modules

    Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, largely as a result of the success of the National Cervical Screening Program over the last 25 years.

    The program has changed based on the latest available evidence on the development and prevention of cervical cancer.

    The new cervical screening pathway has been  introduced and:

    • A Cervical Screening Test has replaced the Pap Test.
    • The screening age range has changed to 25-74 and the interval between routine tests to 5 years.
    • Women will be reminded to have their first Cervical Screening Test two years from their last Pap Test.
    • The test looks for the presence of HPV and, if found, a reflex liquid based cytology (LBC) test is performed on the same sample to check for abnormal cervical cells.
    • Eventally, self- collection will be an  option for eligible women aged 30 years and over.

    The objectives of the modules are to provide online training for healthcare providers who conduct cervical screening tests and follow-up management for women, in accordance with the recommended changes to practice and the clinical pathway.

    More information

    Indigenous Bowel Screen – Online training

    Aboriginal Health Workers online training – to help talk to patients about the importance of bowel screening.

    This series of modules covers the basics of bowel cancer, screening and management and takes approximately 45 mins.

    The training is one component in a broader initiative to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 to 74 to take part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).

    For more information or to start the online module, please visit the website.

    University of New England - Practice Management Short Courses

    Fully Funded* Short Courses Now Available for Your Medical Practice.
    To leverage this unique opportunity with Smart & Skilled NSW, UNE Partnerships has created nine short courses that will take your practice capability to new heights. Funding applications are limited so choose your short course and contact us today.

    Who should do this training?
    You must currently be working in a medical practice.

    Students will have up to six months from the commencement date to complete course requirements.

    Fee: UNE Partnerships is applying for funding under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program – *there will be no course fees if the application is accepted.

    Delivery mode: Online/distance learning.

    For more information or to enrol: call 1800 066 128 or visit www.practicemanagement.edu.au/short-courses

    Please note: Practices can nominate multiple candidates, but individuals can only enrol in one course at a time.

    *Fee: UNE Partnerships is applying for funding under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program – there will be no course fees if the application is accepted. 

    Podcast series on Responsible Psychotropic Prescribing to People with an Intellectual Disability

    3DN has launched new podcast series on responsible psychotropic prescribing to people with an intellectual disability. The podcasts can be freely accessed on the 3DN website.

    There are two series of podcasts, one focused on treating adults, and one on children and adolescents. Episodes are approximately 10-15 minutes each. Each series discusses:

    • Recognising symptoms of mental illness
    • Deciding if, when and what to prescribe
    • Instituting, monitoring and discontinuing psychotropic treatment, and
    • Consumer or carer perspectives.

    These new podcasts aim to educate health and mental health professionals.

    For more information, see flyer or article.

    Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program - Healthcare providers online training modules

    The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer in a cost-effective manner through an organised approach to screening. Currently the NCSP promotes routine screening with a Pap test every two years for women aged 18 to 69 years. On 1 December 2017, the NCSP will be moving to a five yearly HPV test for woman aged 25 to 74 years.

    Information on the current program and the ‘Renewal’ of the NCSP are available at: http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/cervical-screening-1

    To assist Healthcare Providers in preparing for these changes to the NCSP, the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise have developed Cervical Screening Online Training Modules and these are now available at NPS MedicineWise https://learn.nps.org.au/mod/page/view.php?id=7804 

    This comprehensive set of online learning modules provide healthcare providers with information on the following areas:

    • Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP)
    • Changes to practice and the cervical screening clinical pathway
    • Communicating the importance of screening and test results to patients.

    All six interactive online modules are accredited for CPD points with RACGP, ACRRM, ACN, ACM and APNA.

    The modules cover:

    1 – Cervical cancer

    2 – Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program

    3 – Communicating the importance of screening

    4 – Screening in practice

    5 – Understanding the screening pathway

    6 – Communicating test results and patient management

    The Cervical Screening Online Training Modules are based on the National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the Management of Screen-Detected Abnormalities, Screening in Specific Populations and Investigation of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (2016 Guidelines).

    These can be found at http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Screening.
    At this website are real life scenarios aimed at healthcare providers to assist them to understand the 2016 Guidelines: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Screening/E-learning.

    Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health Online Course

    The University of Sydney has launched a new MOOC (massive open online course) in collaboration with Coursera.

    The course is free and covers the basics of recognising and managing mental illness as well as aspects of positive mental health and strategies for prevention and self-management of illness.

    Topics include exercise, nutrition concepts, sleep hygiene, stress management, mindfulness, attachment concepts, the role of work, identifying strengths, recovery principles, lived experience stories and many more.
    It is presented by over 30 different experts in psychiatry, psychology and mental health research from the University and around Australia.

    It is a 5 week course containing over 40 x 10 minute video lectures with some basic assessments; however it could be used selectively, just browsing and identifying the relevant modules for each individual.

    Decision Assist’s first primary care webinar

    Decision Assist’s first primary care webinar is now available on YouTube. Participants will learn how to:

    • Recognise the benefits of advance care planning in primary care settings
    • Identify opportunities to initiate and continue advance care planning discussions
    • Describe the role of primary care staff in advance care planning discussions

    Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy

    Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.

    Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine. Influenza infection during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery and even death in newborns and very young babies. Pregnant women can have the vaccine at any time during pregnancy and they benefit from it all through the year.

    Health professional:

    Pregnant women:

    For further information visit the Immunise Australia website Pregnant Women page.

    Professor Brendan Murphy
    Australian Government Chief Medical Officer

    AAMP Online Learning Centre

    aapm-logo-squareThis resource has been developed with the support of a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health.

    The eLearning modules provide a basic overview of the skills and areas of knowledge required successfully to
    manage a Healthcare Practice.

    Advance Project

    The Advance Project is in conjunction with Hammond Care, Care Search, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, UTS, The University of Wollongong, Austin Health Ongoing.

    Advance is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, specifically designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to work with general practitioners (GPs) to initiate advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care in everyday general practice.

    Advance aims to enable better care outcomes in Australian GP practices through:

    • enabling earlier consideration and uptake of ACP
    • enabling more efficient use of GP and nurse time in providing palliative and supportive care
    • enabling more appropriate and timely referrals to specialist palliative care services if required
    • increasing confidence and comfort levels for general practice nurses (GPNs) in initiating conversations with patients and their carers about screening for supportive care needs and ACP

    What are the benefits of Advance for general practice?
    The Advance training package will help general practice nurse(s) to work with GPs to initiate ACP and, where appropriate, palliative care for elderly and/or chronically ill patients within the practice.

    Arm Chair Medical

    100s of educational videos for GPs

    Synopsis: 100s of educational videos produced for Australian General Practitioners

    Access over 80 Clinical Lectures Online – filmed in and around the North Shore

    Provider: Armchair Medical in conjunction with Sydney North Health Network

    Date: Ongoing


    In conjunction with Armchair medical, SNPHN would like to offer GPs and health professionals in the Sydney North Health Network region access to over 80 clinical and non-clinical lectures that have been filmed by armchair medical over the recent months.

    Access to these recordings is currently being offered at no cost to participants and can offer access to some of the more highly demanded education topics from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

    To view the available lectures and topics now, please visit go to www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv  and click on the big green watch now button.

    Cost: There is no cost to GPs and health professionals from the Sydney North Health Network region

    Enquiries: For more information please contact the SNPHN education team via events@snhn.org.au

    Registration: To access the lectures now visit www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv

    Arthritis and Osteoporosis New South Wales

    Online Webinars from Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW

    Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

    ACRRM has a purpose-built Online Learning platform – RRMEO – that will enable you to maintain or extend your skills from anywhere in the world.

    You can enrol and complete online modules and participate in virtual classrooms as part of a blended learning environment, all accessible through your My College Dashboard.

    Australian Society for HIV Medicine – ASHM

    ASHM Training Courses

    CPD Points: Various

    Synopsis: The ASHM Professional Education Division is constantly updating and improving its offering of courses and training activities.

    Becoming More Gay Friendly in Your Practice

    Australians live in a multicultural, muti-layered society. We identify ourselves by our backgrounds, gender, culture, experiences and by our sexuality. Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) have diverse health needs. This module aims to inform health professionals about the diversity within the LGBTI community and to reduce stigma and discrimination, particularly for gay men and men who have sex with men, by ensuring their specific health needs are being met.

    The case-based modules explore stigma and discrimination, sexual health screening, common STIs, and specific issues faced by gay and other homosexually active men.

    The Becoming More Gay Friendly in Your Practice Online Learning Module (OLM) has been developed by STIGMA. The OLM focuses on the diversity of health needs within the LGBTI community.

    Target audience: GPs, health professionals
    Duration: One hour
    CPD: RACGP 2 Category 2 QI&CPD points
    Funding Body: STI in Gay Men’s Action Group (STIGMA)

    More information: www.stipu.nsw.gov.au/stigma/becoming-more-gay-friendly

    E-Mental Health in practice

    Understand e-Mental Health resources and how they can be integrated into primary care to deliver effective stepped care treatment to patients with common mental health conditions.

    At the end of this program, you will:

    • understand what e-Mental Health (eMH) means
    • be able to explain to patients the evidence supporting the use of eMH
    • recognise appropriate patients for eMH referral
    • develop strategies / processes for implementing eMH in practice and providing follow up to these patients.

    Completion of the full ALM (full 6-part series) will provide RACGP ALM 40 Cat 1 QI&CPD points. Completion of individual modules will provide RACGP Cat 2 QI&CPD points.

    For more information please contact the Black Dog Institute Education and Training section on 9382 8518 or email education@blackdog.org.au

    To select and register for the course you are interested in, please click here.

    Cancer Council NSW

    Help Life Get Better: Life after cancer treatment

    Synopsis: When treatment has finished, you may experience new challenges and have questions you didn’t know you had. The Cancer Council can help answer th …

    Centre for Genetics Education

    First Trimester Screening

    CPD Points: 3 Category 2 points

    Synopsis: This 90 minute Category 2 training module has been developed by the NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education and the Royal Australian College of GPs.

    Centre of Eating Disorders and Dieting

    Diagnosis and Management of Eating Disorders

    CPD Points: Category 1 and 2

    Synopsis: The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification, assessment and treatment of eating disorders …

    Diabetes Qualified

    Diabetes in practice for practice nurses

    Delivery mode: online – 12 hours
    Synopsis: Learn about diabetes and how to manage it. Update your existing knowledge and be able to provide even better support to people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
    Cost: $395
    ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION: http://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/courses/


    GPA Webinars

    Synopsis: These webinars are designed to assist practices in understanding the requirements of the Standards, and how to meet them.

    Health Communication Network – HCN

    Medical Director Training

    CPD Points: NA

    Synopsis: HCN provides various training options, including classroom, webinars, product demonstrations and e-Learning modules, to suit the requirements of their …

    ID Health Education

    Free Training in Intellectual Disability and Mental Health

    Synopsis: Would you like to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to improve the mental health care of people with an intellectual disability?

    Kidney Health Australia and ThinkGP

    CKD & Diabetes: A sinister combination

    CPD Points: Various

    Synopsis: This education investigates the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes.

    Lung Foundation Australia

    COPD Online Training

    Lung Foundation Australia has developed a range of training programs, including an interactive program on COPD for primary care nurses.

    Mater Hospital Online Seminars

    GP Education Seminars

    Please email event@sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au for login details.

    MD Briefcase Australia

    MD BriefCase and MD Passport Online Education for Health Professionals

    CPD Points: Various

    mdBriefCase provides free online accredited medical education for Australian and New Zealand Health professionals.

    MHPN – Mental Health Practitioners Network

    MHPN Webinar Recordings – Now available!

    CPD Points: Self notification

    Synopsis: MHPN is offering practitioners access to review past webinars for educational upskilling.


    NPS MedicineWise Online Learning Opportunity

    CPD Points: Various

    Synopsis: Online learning resources for health professionals and health professional students, promoting and supporting quality use of medicines.

    NSW STI Programs Unit and ThinkGP

    Sexual health online education programs

    CPD Points: Various

    Synopsis: Online education programs available through partnership between ThinkGP and the NSW STI Programs Unit …


    RACGP Online Learning Opportunities

    CPD Points: Various

    Synopsis: The RACGP offers a wide range of programs and activities via many delivery modes. The activities reflect current technology and best practice in the d …

    The Heart Foundation

    Online learning for Professionals: The Heart Foundation

    Synopsis: The Heart Foundation supports professionals working in health by providing online learning modules focused on improving cardiovascular care.

    University of Tasmania

    Understanding Dementia – online course

    Synopsis: The University of Tasmania’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a nine-week online course that builds upon the latest …