Welcome!

Welcome to the Royal Children's Hospital Online Learning Platform for providing healthcare professionals working in paediatrics with educational resources and programs. This platform is managed by The Education Hub, but the courses on this site have been developed by various teams from the Melbourne Children's Campus.   

To manage your learning, click on the My courses tab above. To browse a list of all our courses, select Course Library. You will also find a list of our ten newest courses below.   

If you require assistance or would like to provide feedback please contact us at education.hub@rch.org.au. 


A note for parents

This site has been purpose-built for health professionals and their continuing professional development.  If you are looking for quality, up-to-date health information for your child, please visit the Royal Children's Hospital Kids Health Info.

    Featured courses

    Paediatric health education for maternal child health nurses

    About: This online education program based on a Community of Practice, is designed specifically for Maternal and Child Health Nurses.

    Includes: Monthly interactive webinars, recordings available, online chat forum, resources and feedback to support your practice in early child health and development.

    Intended audience: Maternal and Child Health Nurses (including students), Community Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with an interest.

    Cost: $50 + GST to access all course materials from 1 July 2022 until 31 July 2023

    Important: After enrolling in this course, you will receive email communications, please check your Junk/Spam folder. 

    We recommend you use your personal email address, as your work organisation may block emails from this learning portal. 

    To update your email address, simply click on the drop down arrow beside your name (top right corner of the page) and select Profile

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

    Course expiry date: 31 July 2023

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use

    Upcoming webinar dates:

    Date 

    Time 

    Topic 

    Presenter 

    Thu 28 July 2022   

    0830-0915   

    The unwell child: common causes, assessment, referral 

    Associate Professor Amy Gray 

    Thu 11 Aug 2022 

    0830-0915 

    Common newborn rashes: differentiation, assessment, referral

    Ms Emma King  

    Thu 29 Sep 2022 

    0830-0915

    Developmental hip dysplasia: assessment, wrap a baby, referral 

    Associate Professor Leo Donnan 

    Thu 20 Oct 2022 

    0830-0915 

    Immunisation: parents' choices, vaccines combination   

    Associate Professor Nigel Crawford 



    Course administrator: Emma King

    Nursing Nutrition Education Day 2022

    About: Nurses play a key role in monitoring children’s growth and development and supporting families.  With so many areas to address keeping up to date and ensuring practice is evidence based can be challenging.  This symposium provides a unique opportunity to update knowledge on a range of nutrition related topics in a one day program.

    Intended audience: Maternal and Child Health Nurses – including students or those wishing to increase knowledge and skills, Community Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with an interest in early child nutrition, health and development.

    Date and time:  21st July 2022 ( enrolment closes on 13th July 23:59hrs)

    Cost: $180 + GST

    More information: https://www.rch.org.au/nutrition/education/

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use

    Contact: nutrition.education@rch.org.au


    Unit 1 Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics

    The Department of Nutrition and Food Services at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne began a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics in 1997. This highly regarded course is exclusively for qualified dietitians, with the course content targeted to meet the training needs and learning outcomes for Paediatric Dietitians. 

    Unit 1 Topics

    General Paediatrics:

    • Growth and nutritional assessment
    • Breastfeeding and introduction of solids
    • Infant formula - new developments and manipulations to meet altered requirements
    • Toddler nutrition and fussy eating
    • Workshops on growth and energy requirements from infancy through to adolescents

    Specific Nutrition Problems:

    • Common childhood disorders requiring nutritional intervention such as growth faltering and iron deficiency
    • Management of common infant gastrointestinal disorders: constipation, colic, reflux and gastroenteritis.
    • Feeding difficulties including practical aspects of feeding children with a disability
    • Enteral feeding
    • Dietary management of allergy

    Community Nutrition Topics:

    • Paediatric public health issues e.g. dental caries and childhood obesity

    Intended audience: University entry criteria apply. Candidates must hold a graduate or post graduate qualification in Dietetics. Evidence of qualifications must be provided. Once you have completed registration please email evidence of qualifications to: nutrition.education@rch.org.au

    Date and time: Monday 5th September - Thursday 8th September 2022 (enrolment closes on 28th August 23:59hrs)

    Cost: $950 + GST

    More information: https://www.rch.org.au/nutrition/education/

    Mode of delivery: Virtual, via zoom

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use

    Contact: nutrition.education@rch.org.au


    VFPMS 2022: The medical evaluation of suspected child abuse

    About: Child Abuse, Child Protection & Paediatric Forensic Medicine

    Intended audience: Paediatric Trainees and Paediatricians (and small numbers of professionals from other disciplines)

    Date and time: 24th to 26th August 2022

    Cost: $600 + GST

    CPD points: Certificate of Course Completion (if MCQ completed) or attendance (if MCQ not completed) for submission to College as proof of attendance at a Child Protection course

    More information: VFPMS website at www.rch.org.au/vfpms

    Mode of delivery: Virtual ( via Zoom)

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use.

    Course administrator: Josette Vadala


    Course administrator: Josette Vadala

    Dietitian Professional Development Day 2022

    About: Opportunities for updating and maintaining skills in the area of paediatric nutrition are limited. This professional development day provides an update across a range of topics of interest to both community and clinical dietitians.

    Intended audience: Dietitians working in clinical, community or private practice settings seeking to develop or update skills in providing nutrition services for children and adolescents. 
    The program is suitable for dietitians looking for an update after completing the Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics at The Royal Children’s Hospital as well as those with an interest in paediatric nutrition.

    Date and time: 24th November 2022

    Cost: $200 + GST

    More information: https://www.rch.org.au/nutrition/education/

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use.

    Melbourne Children's Clinical Paediatric Update

    About:   

    Intended audience:  General paediatricians, trainees, and other interested medical practitioners.

    Date and time: Friday 27th May (9am-4pm) & Saturday 28th May 2022 (9am-12:30pm)

    Cost:  See registration link below.

    CPD points:  Up to 10.5 hours

    More information and registration link: http://www.trybooking.com/BYPMB

    Feeding development - typical feeding development during early childhood

    About: During the first few weeks to months of life, feeding gradually changes from a reflexive to learnt behaviour. Typical feeding development refers to a pattern and progression of feeding skills and behaviours that are accepted as normal for the age and developmental stage of a child. This eLearning Module is designed to explain the features of typical feeding development at different ages and stages of early childhood. It explores the different domains of feeding development (Medical, Nutrition and Feeding Skills [physical, oral motor, cognitive, sensory and motor, psychosocial]) and their complex interplay which should be considered during clinical assessment. Both child and caregiver have important roles and division of responsibilities in supporting feeding development.

    Intended audience: Health professionals in Australia working with young children and their families e.g. Junior medical staff, maternal and child health nurses, nursing students, allied health students

    Total time: 30 Minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: Equivalent of 30 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

    Paediatric growth and growth charts

    About:  Children's growth is a very important marker of their overall health and development. Accurate growth assessment is one of the easiest ways to confirm the health and nutrition of children. This eLearning Module is designed to explain normal patterns of growth in childhood, best practices for measurement and monitoring of growth, practical use of growth charts that are recommended in Australia and recognition of patterns of growth that require further assessment and management.

    Intended audience:  Health professionals in Australia working with young children and their families e.g. Junior medical staff, maternal and child health nurses, nursing students, allied health students

    Total time:  40 Minutes

    Cost:  Free

    CPD points:  Equivalent of 40 minutes

    Refund eligibility:  NA (free course)


    RCH Allied Health and Nursing Education Outreach Program

    About: This program aims to increase the confidence and competence of health professionals across Victoria and beyond by offering paediatric based education and training specifically tailored for regional and rural health sites. Several webinars are presented each month offering a range of topics, the recordings of which are available for viewing here.

    Intended audience: Registered nurse, allied health and medical clinicians 

    Total time: Each webinar is approx. 30-60 mins long

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: 1 per hour

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

    Course administrator: Claire Bauer, Sarah Temby

    Management of Adolescent Asthma

    About: There have been recent changes to recommendations for the management of asthma in adolescents. This module provides an overview of the new recommendations and strategies to support clinicians using them in practice.

    Intended audience: The module is designed for all clinicians seeing adolescents with asthma to support them in optimising patient care and education.

    Total time:  20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: Equivalent of 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility:NA (free course)

    Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

    About: This online course is designed to increase the health professional's knowledge and confidence on brachial plexus birth palsy assessments and treatment options. It also gives the view point of a child with BPBP and her mother.

    Intended audience: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, GPs, maternal child and health nurses

    Total time: 2 hours

    Course preview: Click here to see a sneak peek of the course content.

    Cost: $40 (excl. GST)

    CPD points: equivalent of 2 hours

    How to register: Click on "click to enter this course" below

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use.



    Course administrator: Sarah Temby