Advanced Respiratory Care

Develop knowledge and skills in therapeutic approaches to respiratory care.

In this advanced respiratory care course, we will focus on the knowledge and skills in therapeutic approaches to respiratory care.

The course content is delivered via interactive learning materials and activities for enhanced student engagement.

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Location Online
Date/s Anytime
Duration 12 weeks from time of registration
Prerequisites/s Current certificate with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse. See below for extra requirements.
Certification 25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Fee/s $1,100.00 inc. GST

This CPD short course will provide nurses with current information on advanced respiratory care. It will include a revision of infection control principles and use of Personal Protective Equipment. The focus will be on the development of knowledge and skills related to respiratory nursing care with modules on health respiratory system physiology and assessment, airway management, oxygenation, arterial blood gas analysis and interpretation and non-invasive ventilation and ventilation.

Course content

  • Respiratory System
    • Structure and function
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Gas exchange
    • Ventilation/Perfusion
    • Oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve
  • Respiratory Assessment
  • Airway Management – principles, equipment and interventions
  • Oxygen Therapy
    • High flow nasal therapy
    • BiPAP
    • CPAP
  • Respiratory Conditions
    • Pathophysiology and management


25 hours of self-directed online learning (Videos, interactive images and learning activities)

  • Self-assessment quizzes

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).

Further information


T: 1300 135 045