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#1 in Australia

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Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.3%

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Arts, social sciences and communications

Business and commerce

Education and teaching

The Science of Language and Reading – An Introduction

Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of reading instruction and support.

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Mental health and wellbeing in schools

Gain valuable skills to improve the emotional wellbeing of your students.

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The Science of Language and Reading – Intermediate

Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of reading instruction and intervention through a cognitive psychology framework.

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The Science of Language and Reading – The Secondary School Perspective

The Science of Language and Reading – The Secondary School Perspective

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Trauma-Informed Education

Advance your understanding of trauma. Learn how to support traumatised children in the classroom.

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Health

Endorsed Scheduled Medicines (ESM) Online Case Studies

Discuss the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, uses and contraindications of medicines available to endorsed podiatrists.

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Introduction to Counselling Skills

Focus on the development of effective, basic counselling skills.

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Art Therapy Taster

Have you ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works?

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Introduction to Art Therapy

This two-day workshop offers a more in-depth version of the one-day taster workshop.

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Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

This 5-day short course will provide theoretical components and opportunities to practise supervision skills in a group setting.

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Laughter, Resilience and Wellbeing

Develop essential “laugh skills” to optimise wellbeing and promote mental health.

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Supervision of Art Therapy Supervision Practice

This workshop is suitable for art therapists and other health professionals who are currently supervising art therapists/trainees.

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

Advance your therapeutic practice through Animal Assisted Therapy. This course will enable healthcare professionals to upskill in a growing area, providing additional therapeutic services to benefit their clients.

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Speech Pathology with Trans and Gender Diverse People

Support transgender people with voice and communication.

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Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Explore the role of shame as a by-product of trauma, drawing on various theories and therapies, and how it manifests in clients, and how to move onwards to empowerment and independence.

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Ophthalmic Pharmacology & Ocular Drugs

Support transgender people with voice and communication.

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Adapting Psychological Therapies for People with Cognitive Impairment

Learn evidence-based practice techniques in psychological interventions for people with brain injury or conditions that affect their cognitive functioning. Designed for practising psychologists, you’ll be taught by renowned clinical neuropsychologist, Dr Dana Wong.

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Cognitive Rehabilitation

Advance your clinical practice in cognitive rehabilitation. Learn the latest best practice in cognitive rehabilitation from renowned clinical neuropsychologist, Dr Dana Wong.

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Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Scrutinise different types of leadership and whether the nomenclature of leadership and management is interchangeable or two different skillsets.

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Clinical Coding Auditing

Develop your skills in the auditing of coded data, the analysis and reporting on audit outcomes, and develop strategies for dealing with these. Register your Expression of Interest to determine your eligibility to complete this course.

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Pain Management

Get the skills and knowledge fundamental to providing quality pain management care.

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Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Person

Develop hands-on skills in assessment, care planning and care delivery for older people.

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Nurse Immuniser Program

Become an independent nurse immuniser in Victoria.

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Foundations of Wound Management

Unveil the complexities of wound care management.

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Perioperative Nurse Surgical Assistant (PNSA)

Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of perioperative nursing practice.

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Prostate Nursing Care

Develop knowledge and skills in the specialist practice area of prostate nursing care.

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Urology and Continence

An opportunity to examine contemporary urological and continence nursing.

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Advanced Health Assessment

Perform and interpret advanced nursing assessments on patients and clients.

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Nurse Immuniser Update Workshop

Update your knowledge in the area of immunisation.

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Wound Management Workshop 1-day workshop

Develop a patient-centred wound focused plan.

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Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Scrutinise different types of leadership and whether the nomenclature of leadership and management is interchangeable or two different skillsets.

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Re-entry to Practice (RN)

Meet the requirements for Division One registration, allowing re-entry to nursing within the Australian healthcare context.

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First Nations Perinatal Health

The First Nations Perinatal Health short course is designed for midwives and maternal and child health nurses working with First Nations families during the perinatal period and wanting to provide culturally safe care.

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Data Collection and Analysis in Midwifery Research

This short course is targeted at midwives and maternal and child health nurses and who would like to gain increased understanding of research and evidence.

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Introduction to Evidence-based Midwifery Practice

Interpret and understand research evidence and its impact on midwifery practice. Specific areas of focus within this course will include the foundations of evidence-based practice with an understanding of various research designs including quantitative and qualitative approaches.

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Introduction to Counselling Skills

Focus on the development of effective, basic counselling skills.

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Art Therapy Taster

Have you ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works?

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Introduction to Art Therapy

This two-day workshop offers a more in-depth version of the one-day taster workshop.

Find out more

Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

This 5-day short course will provide theoretical components and opportunities to practise supervision skills in a group setting.

Find out more

Laughter, Resilience and Wellbeing

Develop essential “laugh skills” to optimise wellbeing and promote mental health.

Find out more

Supervision of Art Therapy Supervision Practice

This workshop is suitable for art therapists and other health professionals who are currently supervising art therapists/trainees.

Find out more

Animal Assisted Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

Advance your therapeutic practice through Animal Assisted Therapy. This course will enable healthcare professionals to upskill in a growing area, providing additional therapeutic services to benefit their clients.

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Building Team Resilience

Explore the concept of team resilience and what managers can do to build positive team cultures, while considering the challenges for staff working in helping professions with responses that sustain trauma informed practice.

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Adapting Psychological Therapies for People with Cognitive Impairment

Learn evidence-based practice techniques in psychological interventions for people with brain injury or conditions that affect their cognitive functioning. Designed for practising psychologists, you’ll be taught by renowned clinical neuropsychologist, Dr Dana Wong.

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Cognitive Rehabilitation

Advance your clinical practice in cognitive rehabilitation. Learn the latest best practice in cognitive rehabilitation from renowned clinical neuropsychologist, Dr Dana Wong.

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Trauma-Informed Education

Advance your understanding of trauma. Learn how to support traumatised children in the classroom.

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Trauma-Informed Education

Advance your understanding of trauma. Learn how to support traumatised children in the classroom.

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IT and engineering

Basic Statistics with R

Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in the R, a free software package for statistical computing and graphics.

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Introduction to Digital Forensics 

Explore digital forensics and learn to use digital evidence for cyber crime investigations.

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Digital Forensics and Investigation

Study the latest forensic practices and tools used in digital investigations and understand the associated laws.

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Gain foundational cybersecurity knowledge and skills to defend yourself against cyber threats.

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Cyber and Data Security

Learn how to identify the right cyber risk management approach to address real world threats.

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Computer Hardware and Software

Explore the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and learn to critically examine common problems.

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Computer Networks and Website Development

Discover the ins and outs of major computer networks and learn to design and build basic webpages with HTML.

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Programming Fundamentals

Study the most commonly used programming language and learn to solve simple data processing problems.

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Intermediate Python Programming

Using Python programs, design and develop solutions to complex computing problems such as malware analysis, spam scanning and penetration testing tasks.

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Introduction to Digital Forensics 

Explore digital forensics and learn to use digital evidence for cyber crime investigations.

Find out more

Digital Forensics and Investigation

Study the latest forensic practices and tools used in digital investigations and understand the associated laws.

Find out more

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Gain foundational cybersecurity knowledge and skills to defend yourself against cyber threats.

Find out more

Cyber and Data Security

Learn how to identify the right cyber risk management approach to address real world threats.

Find out more

Computer Hardware and Software

Explore the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and learn to critically examine common problems.

Find out more

Computer Networks and Website Development

Discover the ins and outs of major computer networks and learn to design and build basic webpages with HTML.

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Programming Fundamentals

Study the most commonly used programming language and learn to solve simple data processing problems.

Find out more

Intermediate Python Programming

Using Python programs, design and develop solutions to complex computing problems such as malware analysis, spam scanning and penetration testing tasks.

Find out more

Introduction to Digital Forensics 

Explore digital forensics and learn to use digital evidence for cyber crime investigations.

Find out more

Digital Forensics and Investigation

Study the latest forensic practices and tools used in digital investigations and understand the associated laws.

Find out more

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Gain foundational cybersecurity knowledge and skills to defend yourself against cyber threats.

Find out more

Cyber and Data Security

Learn how to identify the right cyber risk management approach to address real world threats.

Find out more

Computer Hardware and Software

Explore the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and learn to critically examine common problems.

Find out more

Computer Networks and Website Development

Discover the ins and outs of major computer networks and learn to design and build basic webpages with HTML.

Find out more

Programming Fundamentals

Study the most commonly used programming language and learn to solve simple data processing problems.

Find out more

Intermediate Python Programming

Using Python programs, design and develop solutions to complex computing problems such as malware analysis, spam scanning and penetration testing tasks.

Find out more

Law and criminology

Science

Basic Statistics with R

Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in the R, a free software package for statistical computing and graphics.

Find out more