Edu­ca­tion Information

CRANAplus is a Reg­is­tered Train­ing Organ­i­sa­tion (RTO No. 40719) that deliv­ers a num­ber of high qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion cours­es that sup­port and devel­op remote and iso­lat­ed health prac­ti­tion­ers. CRANAplus recog­nis­es that excel­lence in learn­ing is key to the deliv­ery of best prac­tice and safe health care and the reten­tion of a skilled remote and iso­lat­ed health workforce. 

CRANAplus offers a num­ber of cours­es util­is­ing both blend­ed and online learn­ing approach. The blend­ed cours­es include pre-course online the­o­ry and a face to face work­shop with on-course assessments. 

For a com­plete overview of our edu­ca­tion suite of cours­es please see our CRANAplus Infor­ma­tion Brochure.

About our courses

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.

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.

Sav­ings for CRANAplus Members

CRANAplus cours­es are offered at a dis­count­ed rate for CRANAplus Mem­bers. You can simul­ta­ne­ous­ly pur­chase CRANAplus mem­ber­ship with cours­es and online modules.

For more infor­ma­tion regard­ing our cours­es and oth­er prod­ucts, please call on (08) 8408 8200 or email us at courses@​crana.​org.​au.

CRANAplus Facil­i­ta­tors

CRANAplus vol­un­teer facil­i­ta­tors are high­ly skilled and expe­ri­enced health pro­fes­sion­als who under­stand the chal­lenges of the remote and iso­lat­ed areas of Aus­tralia. We draw on the expe­ri­ence of our facil­i­ta­tors who work close­ly with us to ensure par­tic­i­pants on our cours­es have access to the most cur­rent evi­dence based health practices.

We are always look­ing for high­ly skilled health pro­fes­sion­als to vol­un­teer in the deliv­ery of CRANAplus courses. 

If you would like to express an inter­est in becom­ing a facil­i­ta­tor with CRANAplus please con­tact our Cairns office on 07 4047 6400 or email liz@​crana.​org.​au.

Nation­al­ly Recog­nised Training 

The Nation­al­ly Recog­nised Train­ing sym­bol shown below iden­ti­fies those Cours­es con­tain­ing at least one Unit of Com­pe­ten­cy. Details of the Units will be shown clear­ly under each Course’s Overview. Course par­tic­i­pants ben­e­fit from:

  • nation­al recog­ni­tion of Units of Com­pe­ten­cy gained
  • know­ing that their train­ing is being deliv­ered by an organ­i­sa­tion which meets nation­al standards
  • enhanced career prospects as the units of com­pe­ten­cy are based on iden­ti­fied indus­try needs
  • access to recog­ni­tion of pri­or learn­ing, also known as recog­ni­tion of cur­rent competency.



Can­cel­la­tions

With­drawals, Can­cel­la­tions and Refunds

At any time, fol­low­ing enrol­ment in a course, and pri­or to course com­mence­ment date, par­tic­i­pants may with­draw from a course by giv­ing writ­ten notice to courses@​crana.​org.​au

In the event of noti­fi­ca­tion of with­draw­al from a course, 28 cal­en­dar days or more before the face-to-face work­shop commences: 

  • a par­tic­i­pant will be refund­ed the amount of the course fees paid minus $50 admin­is­tra­tion fee, this will be refund­ed and processed with­in 14 days

In the event of noti­fi­ca­tion of with­draw­al from a course 28 cal­en­dar days or less before the course com­mence­ment date: 

  • par­tic­i­pant fees paid will not be refund­ed. CRANAplus can­not accept respon­si­bil­i­ty due to changes to work com­mit­ments or per­son­al circumstances.
  • par­tic­i­pants will be giv­en anoth­er 24 hours from noti­fi­ca­tion of with­draw­al, to recon­sid­er their avail­abil­i­ty to attend and must con­firm their deci­sion via email to courses@​crana.​org.​au.
  • any course mate­ri­als pro­vid­ed to the par­tic­i­pant will remain the prop­er­ty of the par­tic­i­pant and are not refundable.
  • in the case of a par­tic­i­pant with­draw­ing due to ill­ness or extreme hard­ship, CRANAplus at its dis­cre­tion, may con­sid­er a refund of the fees. Please refer to the Excep­tion­al Cir­cum­stances” sec­tion of this policy.

For more infor­ma­tion on our With­drawals, Can­cel­la­tions and Refunds Pol­i­cy and Pro­ce­dure please see the full pol­i­cy below.

Stu­dent Hand­book and Policies

Should you have any queries, please refer to the Stu­dent Hand­book ini­tial­ly with the poli­cies below under-pin­ning infor­ma­tion in the handbook.