Welcome!

Welcome to The Education Hub 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 and podcasts, 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

    Gender Diversity Day

    About: The Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service and Education Hub are excited to bring all health professionals a day of education from experts to assist with providing supportive care for gender diverse children and young people.

    This engaging day will provide a range of speakers from the Gender Service, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Orygen Trans and Gender Diverse Team, Transcend and Transgender Victoria and young people with lived experience. Presentations will include the value of peer support, the voice of trans youth, neurodiversity, speech pathology support, anti-conversion therapy laws, the latest research, working with families and a referral pathways panel.

    This program will be recorded.

    Course outline:

    ·         The Value of Peer Support

    ·         The Voice of Trans Youth and Adults

    ·         Neurodiversity

    ·         Speech Pathology Support

    ·         Anti-Conversion Laws

    ·         Working with Families

    ·         Latest Research

    ·         Referral Pathways

    Date: Thursday, 30th May (enrolment closes on Wednesday 29th May @ 12noon)

    Time: 9am to 4.30pm (registration will open at 8.30am)

    Intended audience:All health professionals

    Cost 

    Onsite: $200 + GST to access attendance certificate, onsite parking and catering

    Virtual: $150 + GST to access attendance certificate

    CPD Points:  7.5 hours of education activities towards your CPD log. 

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

    Mode of delivery: Onsite & Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

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



    Course administrator: Imogen Boyle, Emma King

    CVAD STARS Masterclass series

    About:  

    The CVAD STARS Masterclass series is designed to provide contemporary education for all healthcare workers involved in the care of vascular access devices in paediatric patients. The series provides an opportunity for participants to engage in a shared learning experience with peers and experts in the field of vascular access. The first Masterclass for 2024 will focus on preventing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) and will include presentations from the RCH’s Infection Prevention and Control team, the Director of Quality and Improvement and the team from the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.  The aim of the program is to empower participants to become local champions who will drive innovation and improvement in their area.

    The first CVAD STARS Masterclass for 2024 will be held on Thursday 6 June from 1430 - 1630. We will offer both in person and online virtual attendance. Please register for joining instructions.  There is no registration fee. 

    This program will not be recorded.

    Intended audience: All healthcare professionals involved in the care of paediatric patients who require vascular access.

    Total time:  2 hours

    Cost:  Free

    Where: 

    Onsite: Ella Latham Auditorium, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052

    Virtual: Link will be available closer to date.

    CPD points:  equivalent to 2 hours

    Refund eligibility:  N/A

    Contact: eloise.borello@rch.org.au


    Course administrator: Eloise Borello

    Management of Paediatric Constipation

    About: This Study Day is aimed at various health professional who care for children with constipation. This is especially aimed for those who care for these children in the community. Hear from experts in the fields of Gastroenterology, Dietetics, Psychology and General Paediatrics as they discuss the myths, management and how to best support families of children with constipation. 

    This course will be delivered onsite and virtual at The Royal Children's Hospital on Thursday 25th July and will commence at 0900. Morning tea, lunch and parking will be provided. 

    This program is being recorded

    Course outline:

      • Constipation Myths
      • Pathophysiology
      • Red Flags
      • Treatment options
      • Wellbeing Behaviour and Development
      • Psychological Implications
      • Supporting Families
      • Dietary Modifications
    Date: Thursday, 25th July (enrolment closes on Tuesday 23rd July @ 12noon)

    Time: 9am to 3.30pm

    Intended audience: All Health Professionals

    Cost: 

    Onsite  $200 + GST to access all course materials, certificate, onsite parking and catering

    Virtual: $150 + GST 

    CPD Points: 6 hours of education activities towards your CPD log. 

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

    Mode of delivery: Onsite & Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

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



    Course administrator: Michael Larin

    Interprofessional Paediatric Webinar Series

    About: This webinar series is part of Education Hub Outreach Program, designed specifically to connect RCH with clinicians in regional areas and community practice.

    Includes: Webinars schedule, Zoom link, recordings, online chat forum, resources and feedback to support your practice.

    Intended audience: Allied health professionals in regional areas and community practice.

    Cost: Free

    CPD Points: Self- record number of hours attended as CPD activity

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@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 IgE mediated allergy

    Community Nutrition Topics:

    • Paediatric public health issues e.g. 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 16th September - Thursday 19th September 2024 (enrolment closes on Wednesday 4th September 2359hrs)

    Cost: $950 + GST

    Mode of delivery: Face-to-face only, no online option. The course will not be recorded.

    Note - we will now be alternating the course between online and face-to-face each year to accommodate both learning mode preferences.

    Venue: Ella Latham Theatre, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

    Course hours: 8.45am - 4.00pm daily. Note some days will have slightly altered hours.

    Approximately 24 contact hours with additional non-contact hours required to complete an assessment task.   

    Other: We are a paper-free event. Resources for the event will be added 1 week before the event is due to take place. Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided. Participants can either bring their own lunch or purchase on site.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Please note evidence of dietetic qualifications must be provided at time of registration via email to: nutrition.education@rch.org.au 

    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

    Paediatric Health Education MCHN 2024-25

    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: $100 + GST to access all course materials from 1 July 2024 until 31 July 2025

    CPD Points: Self- record number of hours attended as CPD activity

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

    Course expiry date: 31 July 2025

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


    Course administrator: Emma King

    Paediatric Health Education for General Practitioners 2024

    About: This multifaceted online education program has been designed specifically for General Practitioners.  

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

    Topics include: Early detection of cerebral palsy, assessment and management of tonsil and ear troubles in children, paediatric skin, gender diversity in children, headaches and migraine management in children, infant mental health and much more.  

    Intended audience: General Practitioners

    Cost: $250 + GST to access all course materials from February 2024 until February 2025 

    CPD Points: 10 hours of education activities towards your CPD log. Additional opportunities for reviewing performance through our unique platform and peer group discussion meetings. 

    Mode of delivery: Virtual 

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

    Course expiry date: February 2025

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


    Course administrator: Emma King

    Paediatric Health Education MCHN 2023-24

    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: $80 + GST to access all course materials from 1 July 2023 until 31 July 2024

    CPD Points: Self- record number of hours attended as CPD activity

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

    Course expiry date: 31 July 2024

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


    Course administrator: Emma King