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


Understanding Dementia – MOOC - UTAS

Preventing Dementia -MOOC - UTAS 

Dementia Training Australia

Digital health

Australian Digital Health Agency – My Health Record

Australian Digital Health Agency


Medicines and medical tests, regulation

NPS MedicineWise

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Mental Health

Mental Health Practitioners Network

Mental Health Professional Online Development Learning Portal

Multiple sclerosis MS


Food as Medicine (Monash Uni)

Food and Mood (Deakin Uni)

Pacific Open Learning Health Net Various - Developed by WHO and Pacific Ministries of Health
Palliative care Palliative Care Skills

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

Psychology     Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT


AHPRA podcast series.

1. Taking care: A podcast of conversations about public safety and health care (also available on Spotify)

Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics

iCAHE PD courses on EBP and Research Methodology
Writing an abstract

Risk Management ACTIA Risk Management Training (only available to staff of ACT Directorates)

Suicide prevention QPR –training

Various     Safer Care Victoria

Online webinars and face to face 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 or you can email

Page last updated on: 1 May 2020