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Computing

Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

Entrepreneurship is important for many reasons, from promoting social change to driving innovation. In this course, you'll learn the importance of entrepreneurship and the business side of IT.

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Professional Practices in Information Technology

In the era of advanced, connected and autonomous technologies, ethical implications can be complex. In this course, you'll get an introduction to the importance of ethics in IT.

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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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Cyber Risk Assessment, Response and Compliance

Different threats require different responses. In this course, you'll study compliance and learn to assess cyber risks to determine the best response.

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Cyber Risk Management Fundamentals

Cyber threats are becoming more widespread. In this course, you'll learn about these different vulnerabilities and how they're managed on a day-to-day basis.

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Cyber Threats and Response

Learn advanced response methods to tackle cyber threats using real case studies based on current industry threats.

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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

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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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Hacking: The Business and Criminological Frames

The world of hacking has various profit models. In this course, you'll explore the activity of hackers from a business point of view.

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The Psychology of Hacking

Hackers consist of a variety of people and personalities. This course will highlight some of the motivations and mindsets behind hackers and why they do what they do.

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Cybersecurity Program Development

Create and communicate the requirements for a cybersecurity management program to include policies, procedures and guidelines to manage risk.

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Cybersecurity Program Development and Management

Build a security culture from the ground up so you can quickly address cybersecurity incidents. Use metrics to identify new strategies and evaluate contracts and service agreements to support your eff

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Penetration Testing Fundamentals

Learn how to use software to carry out penetration testing and threat intelligence methods so you can assure network security.

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Applied Penetration Testing and Hacking

Identify system vulnerabilities and reduce the risk of security loopholes with your recommendations on how to safeguard networks.

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Business Continuity Planning and Legal Compliance in Cybersecurity

Respond to and recover from cyber incidents in a timely manner that minimises the impact on the business. Explore the scope of incident management and establish KPIs by analysing different incident-re

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Cyber Technologies

Understand how to apply current cyber technologies to protect against various cyber threats.

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Data Security and Information Controls

Learn to analyse privacy and cryptography controls and enhance data security.

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Foundations of Cryptography

The increasing growth of information technologies in today's work environments has created many challenges. This course will teach you to use cryptographic principles to help solve these challenges.

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Secure Programming: Implementation and Testing

The world wide web has become a space filled with security vulnerabilities. In this course, you'll learn to effectively test and protect against these vulnerabilities with source codes and more.

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Secure Programming: Requirement Analysis and Design

Security starts with program design. In this course, you'll apply the principles of strong design to algorithms, programming, flowcharts and more.

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IT Systems and Web Security

Use security tools and applications to identify, analyse and respond to cyberattacks and threats. Build safe and accessible networks with ethical considerations of privacy and security issues in mind.

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ServiceNow Application Developer

Gain fundamental ServiceNow skills and knowledge and advance your career in the IT sector.

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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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Introduction to Data Security and Information Assurance

Discover the tools most commonly used to protect and safeguard data, systems and networks.

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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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ServiceNow Application Developer

Gain fundamental ServiceNow skills and knowledge and advance your career in the IT sector.

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Building Scalable Digital Networks

Develop fundamental skills in building both small and large-scale networks and learn to identify the correct solutions to performance blockages.

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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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Database Design and SQL

Learn to create and implement a database using SQL queries and evaluate possible cyber risks relevant to designed systems.

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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 Database Design

From design and creation to editing and search – gain fundamental skills in managing data.

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Introduction to Digital Networks

Discover how to identify defence mechanisms for your network by understanding the fundamentals of networking.

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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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Education and training

Practical Classroom Management

Advance your understanding of classroom management. Learn practical tools to create engaging classrooms.

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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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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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Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

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

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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 and medicine

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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Working with Older People in Rural Communities

In this unique course, you'll learn how to better connect with older people in rural communities and improve their health and wellbeing.

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Allied Health Placement Clinical Educator Training

An online webinar series designed to help allied health clinical educators foster meaningful placement experiences for their students.

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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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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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Bridging Course in Physiology and Anatomy

Become an independent learner in the disciplines of Physiology and Anatomy, by developing an understanding of the function and structure of the human body.

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Endorsed Scheduled Medicines (ESM) Online Case Studies

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

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Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (PPT-NAE) is a non-award program aimed at podiatrists registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia.

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Supporting the Female Athlete

This short course is designed to advance your knowledge and skills in the areas of training, nutrition and injury prevention for female athletes.

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Speech Pathology with Trans and Gender Diverse People

Support transgender people with voice and communication.

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Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine

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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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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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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Nurse Immuniser Program

Become an independent nurse immuniser in Victoria.

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Nurse Immuniser Update Workshop

Update your knowledge in the area of immunisation.

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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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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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Foundations of Wound Management

Unveil the complexities of wound care management.

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Pain Management

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

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Wound Management Workshop 1-day workshop

Develop a patient-centred wound focused plan.

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Psychology and counselling

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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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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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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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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Introduction to Counselling Skills

Focus on the development of effective, basic counselling skills.

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Laughter, Resilience and Wellbeing

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

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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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