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, 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 Program for General Practitioners

    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.

    Intended audience: General Practitioners

    Cost: $250 + GST to access all course materials from February 2023 until February 2024

    CPD Points10 hours of education activities towards your CPD log. Additional opportunities for reviewing performance through our unique platform.

    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: February 2024

    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 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

    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 2023

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


    Course administrator: Emma King

    Multidisciplinary Paediatric Acute Pain Management Study Day

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

    Date/time: Thu 23 March 2023 at 9.00am-3.30pm

    Includes: A variety of online sessions, live Q&A with expert presenters and resources focusing on paediatric pain management.

    Topics include:

    • Pain assessment
    • Analgesic ladder
    • Opioid infusions and patient controlled analgesia
    • Procedural pain management
    • Communication tools
    • Playful practice in pain management

    Intended audience: Nursing, allied health and medical staff in regional areas and community practice.

    Cost: $50

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

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au


    Unit 2: Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics

    About:  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 2: Clinical Paediatric Dietetics 

    On successful completion of this unit participants will:

    - Be competent in the nutritional and dietary assessment of infants, children and adolescents with a range of acute and chronic diseases.

    - Have a detailed understanding of nutritional management and dietary therapy in children with acute and chronic diseases.

    - Be able to plan, implement and evaluate nutritional interventions, including dietary manipulation and artificial nutrition support measures.

    - Understand and apply current research findings to the care of paediatric patients.

    Intended audience:  All clinical roles

    Entry criteria: University entry criteria apply. Candidates must hold a graduate or postgraduate qualification in Dietetics. Successful completion of Unit 1 is required to proceed to Unit 2. However, Dietitians with 3+ years of experience in paediatric dietetics may apply to complete Unit 2 only if preferred.

    - Evidence of qualifications and paediatric experience (if applicable) must be provided at time of registration via email to: nutrition.education@rch.org.au if you haven't previously participated in Unit 1.

    Date and time: 8th-11th May 2023

    Cost:  $950 + GST

    Mode of delivery: Virtual 

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

    Contact: For any queries please contact: nutrition.education@rch.org.au 


    Course administrator: Sarah Efklides, Mary McPherson

    Hopkins Symposium 2023 - RCH

    About:  

    The Hopkins symposium honours Dr Ian Hopkins, the first trained paediatric neurologist in Australia and founder of the symposium.  The symposium has been run annually since 1979. It is designed primarily for general paediatricians, and aims to cover practical topics in paediatric neurology.   

    The 2023 Hopkins symposium will be on Wednesday 1st March 2023. This year we will offer both in person and online virtual attendance. Please register for joining instructions.  There is no registration fee. 

    Intended audience: General Paediatricians

    Total time:  4 hours

    Cost:  Free

    CPD points:  equivalent to 4 hours

    Refund eligibility:  N/A



    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)

    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)


    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)

    Eczema for health professionals

    About:  Eczema is a common childhood skin condition and affects approximately 20% of children in Australia and is the most common paediatric skin disease seen by General Practitioners. This interactive e learning module aims to help the learner to learn more about eczema, its treatments and triggers and how to support parents to treat their child’s eczema. Additionally, it provides demonstration videos on how to apply treatments such as moisturisers, cortisone creams and wet dressings.  

    Intended audience:  Health professionals in Australia working with young children and their families e.g. General Practitioners, Maternal Child Health Nurses, Medical and Nursing staff.  

    Total time:  30 Minutes

    Cost:  Free

    CPD points: NA

    Refund eligibility:  NA (free course)


    PIPER Paediatrics Advanced Resuscitation Program Seymour

    About: This program is aimed to support clinicians in metro and Rural organisations with the goal of extending your experience for unwell paediatric patients and developing a systematic approach to recognising and stabilizing a deteriorating Infant or Child.

    These eLearning Modules are designed to navigate the learner through the skills required in a deteriorating scenario.


    Course administrator: Adrienne Fitt, Yolly Gangemi, Jenny Hough

    Course administrator training

    About: This course is for course administrators and contains training videos and protocol documents.

    Intended audience: Course administrators only 

    Total time: 1 hour

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: NA

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

    Point-of-care ultrasound

    About: The Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS) program has been implemented as a governance structure that oversees the use of POCUS. The Royal Children’s Hospital POCUS team have developed a training and credentialing framework for ultrasound use in procedures and diagnoses.  This program consists of learning modules and pre-assessment questions, which are pre-requisites for a practical session.

    Intended audience: This course is by invitation only.

    Total time: 60 minutes (excludes practical session)

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: 60 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Yolly Gangemi, Adam O'Brien

    JRMO Medical Mentoring Program

    About: Mentoring is integral to the development of doctors in complex, pressured, work-based environments.  

    Drawing from corporate, and medical literature, focus groups, and survey data (JRMOs working at the RCH at the time), a model was designed by which junior doctors self-select a mentor based on a video introduction and brokering of the relationship.

    The Medical Mentoring Program online module looks at the stages in a mentor/mentee relationship where documentation is provided to ensure structure and format for the relationship.

    Intended audience: Medical Education Officer, Junior Registered Medical Officer, Registrars, Fellows

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD: NA

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Lichin Lim