Courses Overview

CRANAplus is dedicated to the development and delivery of high quality education programs specific to the needs of Remote and Isolated Health Practitioners, which is fundamental to the delivery of safe care and the ongoing retention of Remote Health Professionals.

We understand the challenges in accessing quality education in remote locations. Courses are scheduled all over Australia and its Territories including easier to reach urban venues, regional and rural catchment areas, as well as the core, regular visits to the more remote areas of Australia.

Our Courses are unique in that they;

  • Are contextualised to remote and/or isolated practice needs. 
  • Take into consideration jurisdictional differences and the broader needs of the health professional.

The 2017 Education Brochure provides a comprehensive overview of the courses provided by the CRANAplus Education Team.

All of the CRANAplus Education Courses utilise the evidence-based improvement strategies provided by the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, ensuring all participants improve the quality of health service provision in remote, rural and isolated practice.

A copy of the standards is available from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

*Courses below showing the Nationally Recognised Training Symbol contain at least one Unit of Competency


All CRANAplus courses attract CPD points with the accepted method of calculation being 1 hour of learning earns 1 CPD point.

Intermediate Courses

CRANAplus education services are continually growing and we provide a range of online acute, upskilling and mandatory education courses. Along with online courses we are diversifying to meet the needs of the remote and isolated workforce through the development and delivery of management and leadership courses into the future —we encourage you to watch the education page for further information.

Remote Emergency Care

Designed for Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, Paramedics, and Medical Officers, the Remote Emergency Care course allows participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence to emergency situations and to deliver safe and quality care in the remote setting.

Maternity Emergency Care

Designed for Nurses, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, Paramedics and Medical Officers, the Maternity Emergency Care course enables the remote health workforce to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency care for expectant mothers and their babies in a remote or isolated setting.

Practical Skills

Designed for Nurses, Paramedics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Medical Officers, the Practical Skills course is based on best practice principles and will provide the remote health workforce with an opportunity to receive instruction in and practice of the key skills needed in the remote and isolated setting.

Practical Skills including Triage

Designed for Nurses, Paramedics, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Medical Officers, the Practical Skills Triage Emergency Care course is based on best practice principles and will provide the rural, remote and isolated workforce with an opportunity to receive instruction in and the practice of key skills needed in the remote and isolated setting including: Triage, Primary and Secondary Survey, Wound Closure and Plaster Back Slabbing.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Remote Emergency Care course

Designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Remote Emergency Care course up skills health workers and practitioners to manage trauma and medical emergencies in the remote setting.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Isalnder Maternity Emergency Care

Designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, the ATSI Maternity Emergency Care course up skills health workers and practitioners to provide emergency care for pregnant women and their babies in the remote setting.

Trauma Preparedness Course

Designed for Nurses, all purpose Orderlies/Ambulance Drivers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Workers, the Trauma Preparedness Course focuses on the pre-hospital environment and is designed to prepare and up skill the remote, rural and isolated health workforce to work as a team so they may confidently respond to medical emergencies and trauma.

Basic Life Support

An annual organisational requirement designed for all remote health workers and practitioners, the Basic Life Support courses are designed to provide a flexible learning opportunity that will ensure best practice. The online learning is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing.

4C's Program

The 4C’s Program - Communication, Consultation and Competency in Clinical Skills workshop is designed to increase the confidence and capacity of the Health Professional to use the Primary Clinical Care Manual (PCCM) or CARPA Standard Treatment Manual (CARPA), to accurately document health care episodes and consult with doctors and nurses about client care to deliver safe, quality care in the remote setting.

Triage Emergency Care

Designed specifically for Nurses (including practice nurses) and General Practitioners but open to a variety of health care professionals, the Triage Emergency Care Course is based on the Emergency Triage Education Kit (ETEK) with a focus on its application for rural, remote and isolated settings. The course up-skills the rural triage practitioner to confidently assess patients and apply the Australasian Triage Scale to allocate an appropriate triage category.

Triage Emergency Sessions

Designed specifically for Medical Receptionists and/or Practice Nurses with a focus on the application of triage principals in a PHC setting

Private Courses

Employers, have you considered your staff professional development needs for the upcoming year? CRANAplus can provide courses that are flexible, affordable and tailored to meet the professional development requirements of your workforce. We are happy to discuss your requirements and tailor our courses to meet the needs of your workforce. Weekend or weekday! We’re ready! All queries can be directed to our Business Development Officer on (07) 4047 6407.

Advanced Courses

Flowing on from the intermediate level courses above, CRANAplus offer advanced remote health courses, aimed to develop and diversify the capabilities of professional remote health practitioners, ensuring only the best quality care in remote Australia.

Advanced Life Support

Designed for Nurses, Midwives, Paramedics, and Medical Officers, but open to any remote health care workers, the Advanced Life Support Program is based on 'Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and best practice principles' and provides participants with the advanced life support skills required in the management of patients prior, during and after a cardio respiratory arrest in the remote and isolated setting.

Advanced Remote Emergency Care

Designed specifically for Nurses and remote GP’s, but open to a variety of remote health care professionals, the Advanced Remote Emergency Care course aims to extend the competencies of the experienced Remote Health Practitioner to an advanced level. It has a focus on team leadership, critical thinking and communication in emergency situations.

Midwifery Up Skilling

Designed for Midwives or GP's with relevant obstetric experience, the Midwifery UpSkilling Course provides an overview of current best practice in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. This includes a discussion of complications in pregnancy/birth and the emergency management of a pregnant woman and her baby, with an emphasis on care in the remote and isolated setting.

Paediatric Emergency Care

Designed for Nurses, Midwives, Intensive Care Paramedics and Medical Officers, the Paediatric Emergency Care Course is a 2-day practical course that covers aspects of the emergency management of children in a remote and rural setting, based on best practice principles and Australian Resuscitation Guidelines.

Remote Management Program

The Remote Management Program is designed to enhance and broaden the manager’s existing expertise regarding leadership and management, clinical governance, and project management underpinned by an action learning approach.