Professional development

Free online professional development activities

A commitment to lifelong learning is common to all health practitioners. The free courses listed below may support ACT health professionals to meet ongoing professional development requirements. The purpose of this resource is to provide a common point of information sharing between health practitioners. This resource does not aim to be an exhaustive or definitive list of professional development opportunities however we welcome suggestions. Practitioners are also encouraged to seek further education opportunities via their supervisor/ manager, relevant Professional Associations and Boards. 

Disclaimer:  Please note that the courses listed below are not endorsed by the ACT Health Directorate. The list and links will be reviewed quarterly by the Chief Allied Health Office.

Topic Name of course Link
Children’s mental health Emerging Minds

https://emergingminds.com.au/training/online-training/

Dementia

Understanding Dementia – MOOC - UTAS

Preventing Dementia -MOOC - UTAS 

Dementia Training Australia

https://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia

https://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/preventing-dementia

https://www.dta.com.au/online-dementia-courses/

Dental

NSW Health Early Childhood Oral Health E-Learning

https://oralhealthlearning.health.nsw.gov.au/

Digital health

Australian Digital Health Agency – My Health Record

SNOMED CT (IHTSDO)

Webinar recording: COVID 19 and digital technology: The roles, relevance and risks of using telehealth in a crisis

https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/using-the-my-health-record-system/digital-health-training-resources

https://elearning.ihtsdotools.org/

https://www.digitalhealthcrc.com/telehealth-webinar/

Disability

Disability Awareness

https://disabilityawareness.com.au/?doing_wp_cron=1567662546.1640350818634033203125

Medicines and medical tests, regulation

NPS MedicineWise

Therapeutic Goods Administration

High Risk medication e-learning

https://www.nps.org.au/cpd/

https://www.tga.gov.au/presentations

https://hrmeducation.health.gov.au/

Infection control

Hand Hygiene – Allied Health module

The Basics of Infection Prevention and Control – an orientation for all staff

COVID-19 infection control training

https://nhhi.southrock.com/cgi-bin-secure/Home.cgi?msecs=1595371738540

https://nhhi.southrock.com/cgi-bin-secure/Home.cgi?msecs=1595371738540

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training

Mental Health

Mental Health Practitioners Network

Mental Health Professional Online Development Learning Portal

https://www.mhpn.org.au/

https://www.mhpod.gov.au/

Multiple sclerosis MS

https://www.menzies.utas.edu.au/education/free-online-courses

Nutrition    

Food as Medicine (Monash Uni)

Food and Mood (Deakin Uni)

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/food-as-medicine

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/food-and-mood?sfns=mo

Pacific Open Learning Health Net Various - Developed by WHO and Pacific Ministries of Health https://www.who.int/westernpacific/about/how-we-work/pacific-support/polhn
Palliative care Palliative Care Skills

https://www.pallcaretraining.com.au/

Parkinson’s disease Overview & Management of Parkinson’s Disease

https://www.edx.org/course/overview-management-of-parkinsons-disease

Physical activity Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Australia online eLearning

http://exerciseismedicine.com.au/eim-education/

Psychology Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/anxiety-depression-and-cbt

Registration    

AHPRA podcast series.

1. Taking care: A podcast of conversations about public safety and health care

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Publications/Podcasts.aspx (also available on Spotify)
Research

Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics

iCAHE PD courses on EBP and Research Methodology


Writing an abstract


AH-TRIP (Allied Health: Translating Research into Practice) online training

https://www.coursera.org/learn/clinical-research

https://www.unisa.edu.au/research/Health-Research/Research/Allied-Health-Evidence/Resources/icahe-pd-courses-on-ebp-and-research-methodology/

https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/allied-health/learning-and-professional-development/annual-allied-health-symposium

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/database-tools/translating-research-into-practice-trip

Risk Management ACTIA Risk Management Training

https://actgovernment.sharepoint.com/sites/Intranet-CMTEDD/whog/ACTIA/Pages/Risk-Management-Training.aspx#schedule (only available to staff of ACT Directorates)

Suicide prevention QPR –training

https://www.health.act.gov.au/news/question-persuade-refer-free-online-training-could-help-save-life

Various     Safer Care Victoria

Online webinars and face to face events
https://www.bettersafercare.vic.gov.au/events

Other free professional development resource sites

Contact us

If you would like to recommend a free professional development activity to the Chief Allied Health Office or provide feedback on the existing list – please complete the 4 minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7ZPGLZ or you can email chiefalliedhealthoffice@act.gov.au

Page last updated on: 1 Sep 2020