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Cen­tre for Remote Health

The Cen­tre for Remote Health offers a broad range of edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties for health pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in rur­al and remote regions of Aus­tralia, and for those who have an inter­est in join­ing this work­force. Course range from TRAN (tran­si­tion to remote area nurs­ing), phar­ma­cother­a­peu­tics, trau­ma skills and more. Head to their website.

The Bench­mar­que Group

The Bench­mar­que Group offer cours­es rang­ing from oti­tis media, ear and hear­ing health, screen­ing and iden­ti­fy­ing chron­ic dis­ease, wound man­age­ment, venous blood col­lec­tion, intra­venous can­nu­la­tion, frac­ture man­age­ment and cast­ing, and more. Find out more.

Remote Area Health Corp (RAHC)

RAHC offer free e‑learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. Mod­ules are avail­able to any­one inter­est­ed in remote and Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health. Mod­ules range from rheumat­ic heart dis­ease, admin­is­trat­ing BiCillin, stay­ing safe around dogs in com­mu­ni­ties, intro­duc­tion to scope of prac­tice, sca­bies and more. Find out more.

Rheumat­ic Heart Dis­ease Australia

Free Pro­fes­sion­al E‑Learning. RHDAus­tralia pro­vides this suite of free online clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion mod­ules to improve the pre­ven­tion, diag­no­sis and man­age­ment of acute rheumat­ic fever (ARF) and rheumat­ic heart dis­ease (RHD). Head to their website.

Immunisations/​vaccinations programs

Across Aus­tralia, require­ments to be approved as a nurse or mid­wife immu­ni­sa­tion provider dif­fer vast­ly. Some states and ter­ri­to­ries require spe­cif­ic cours­es from spe­cif­ic uni­ver­si­ty or health depart­ment based providers. Some require pre­scribed clin­i­cal immu­ni­sa­tion expe­ri­ence. How­ev­er, most juris­dic­tions accept a range of immu­ni­sa­tion cours­es and list these publicly.

Health Edu­ca­tion Ser­vices Aus­tralia (HESA) is cur­rent­ly accred­it­ing immu­ni­sa­tion cours­es. Accred­it­ed cours­es are trans­fer­able nation­al­ly. Direct links to indi­vid­ual state and ter­ri­to­ry require­ments for autho­ri­sa­tion to immu­nise are pro­vid­ed on the HESA web site. If you have ques­tions about your spe­cif­ic require­ments, it is essen­tial to con­tact the state or ter­ri­to­ry health depart­ment direct­ly to dis­cuss your require­ments to ensure you make a train­ing choice that meets your needs.

For up-to-date accred­it­ed course infor­ma­tion, vis­it the HESA FAQ site.

For infor­ma­tion about the cours­es accept­ed in the var­i­ous states and ter­ri­to­ries, you can click through to the infor­ma­tion rel­e­vant to indi­vid­ual states and ter­ri­to­ries from our resources page under the health ini­tia­tives sec­tion.

**COVID-19 immu­ni­sa­tion requires com­ple­tion of the appro­pri­ate mod­ules from the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Depart­ment of Health**

Rur­al and Iso­lat­ed Prac­tice (Sched­uled Med­i­cines) Reg­is­tered Nurse Course (RIPRN)

The RIPRN Course will pre­pare you to apply to the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Aus­tralia for endorse­ment with sched­uled med­i­cines (rur­al and iso­lat­ed prac­tice). The endorse­ment qual­i­fies you to obtain and ini­ti­ate the admin­is­tra­tion and sup­ply of cer­tain sched­ule 2, 3, 4 and 8 med­i­cines for nurs­ing prac­tice in defined rur­al and iso­lat­ed prac­tice areas.

This is a nation­al­ly recog­nised endorse­ment; how­ev­er, author­i­ty for your prac­tice once endorsed is gov­erned by each state or territory’s med­i­cines and poi­sons legislation. 

This course is also aligned with Cun­ning­ham Cen­tre’s immu­ni­sa­tion program.

Find out more about RIPRN here.

Hand Hygiene Australia

Find out more here.

Pal­lia­tive Care Online Training

Find out more here.

End of Life Essen­tials – Edu­ca­tion for Acute Hospitals

Find out more here.

World Health Organisation

Sca­bies: Train­ing of Health Work­ers at Nation­al and Dis­trict lev­els on Skin-NTDs.

Aus­tralasian Foun­da­tion for Plas­tic Surgery’s eLearn­ing Platform

The Aus­tralasian Foun­da­tion for Plas­tic Surgery’s eLearn­ing Plat­form offers edu­ca­tion­al mod­ules, videos, and resources to sup­port and encour­age the deliv­ery of edu­ca­tion in the wound assess­ment and man­age­ment space. It com­ple­ments their face-to-face Wound Man­age­ment Pro­gram to build the capac­i­ty of the remote health work­force to bet­ter assess and man­age wounds in remote health­care set­tings and sup­ports those work­ing in com­mu­ni­ty clin­ics in remote loca­tions by pro­vid­ing access to key resources on wound assess­ment and man­age­ment tech­niques. Access it here.