Offered by CRANAplus Bush Sup­port Ser­vices, this online course is designed to sup­port health pro­fes­sion­als who are not in a coun­selling role but are engaged in one-to-one rela­tion­ships with their col­leagues, clients and patients. It is for health pro­fes­sion­als who want to add depth and breadth to their core clin­i­cal work by devel­op­ing inter­per­son­al skills that are both car­ing and helpful.

Who is this course for? 

Specif­i­cal­ly, the course was designed to intro­duce basic com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills to health prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing in rur­al and remote set­tings who deal with com­mon per­son­al and rela­tion­ship issues with oth­er staff mem­bers, their patients and clients. It is an intro­duc­to­ry course and is NOT designed to pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al coun­selling training.

This course will be help­ful for health pro­fes­sion­als who recog­nise that some­times what is required in a help­ful rela­tion­ship is beyond advice giv­ing. It is use­ful for those who wish to encour­age self-reliance and empow­er the peo­ple they are deal­ing with. The course is for health pro­fes­sion­als who wish to fur­ther their inter­per­son­al skills in a way that high­lights the val­ue of and respect to others.


  • You will need reg­u­lar access to a com­put­er with an inter­net connection. 
  • A min­i­mum of 20 hours to com­plete course read­ing and assess­ment tasks.

Read about Part 2 of our Basic Coun­selling Skills online course.