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 Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer.

Topic Name of course Link
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet

Aged Care Equip Aged Care Learning Packages

Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals
Children’s mental health Emerging Minds


Understanding Dementia – MOOC - UTAS

Preventing Dementia -MOOC - UTAS 

Dementia Training Australia


NSW Health Early Childhood Oral Health E-Learning

Digital health

Australian Digital Health Agency – My Health Record


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


Access for All

Disability Awareness

My Allied Health Space

E-Mental Health (eMH)

eMH Training for Allied Health

Food allergies Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Medicines and medical tests, regulation

NPS MedicineWise

High Risk medication e-learning

Infection control/PPE

Hand Hygiene – Allied Health module

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

COVID-19 infection control training

General advice on PPE for COVID-19 

Donning and doffing PPE

PPE e-learning module

Mental Health - Various

eMHPrac Directory (of digital mental Health Resources)

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 Care Worker & Enrolled Nurse Toolkit

Palliative care Palliative Care Skills

Palliative care

Palliative Care Online Training

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

Physical activity Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Australia online eLearning

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

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

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

Suicide prevention QPR –training

Various ClinEdAus - Resources for allied health clinical educators and students

Online webinars and face to face events

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 Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer or provide feedback on the existing list – please complete the 4 minute survey or you can email

Page last updated on: 19 Sep 2023