Pain Management

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

Pain management is a fundamental component of many healthcare services, with poorly managed acute pain a significant predictor for the development of chronic pain, resulting in health practitioners playing an essential role in reducing the progression of pain into chronicity.

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Duration12 weeks from time of registration
Prerequisite/sCurrent certificate with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in nursing or allied health or an international equivalent. See below for extra requirements.
Certification10 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Fee/s$275.00 inc. GST

This course comprehensively covers the key components of pain management for optimal patient outcomes. The course is targeted at Registered Nurses and allied health professionals from a variety of clinical specialties and with varying levels of experience, to provide skills and knowledge fundamental to providing quality pain management care.

The course is designed to improve the skills and knowledge of:

  • novice practitioners in the fundamentals of pain management;
  • advanced practitioners seeking to consolidate their practice;
  • experienced practitioners seeking to understand the evidence-base underpinning their practice.

You’ll learn:

  • pain assessment and pain history;
  • effective pain management strategies, clinical limitations and considerations for these strategies;
  • pain management for better patient outcomes;
  • the impact of poorly managed acute pain on the development of chronic pain.

Course content

  • Introduction to pain management
  • Multi-modal analgesia
  • Chronic pain
  • Pain in special populations
  • Wound pain management
  • Patient-controlled analgesia (PCAs)

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