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Current nurses & midwives : Professional development : Continuing professional development

Continuing professional development

A number of organisations provide continuing professional development for nurses and midwives.

Australian College of Nursing: Continuing Professional Development

Australian College of Nursing provides a range of services and supports for members and non-members. Every year an exciting program is offered, complete with workshops, satellite broadcasts, conferences, expos and other professional development activities for nurses and midwives around Australia.


Australian General Practice Network: Development
Australian General Practice Network is the peak national body representing 119 divisions of general practice and their state-based organisations across Australia. Australian General Practice Network is the largest voice for general practice in Australia with over 95 per cent of Australia's GPs members of their local division. Australian General Practice Network provides a list of major upcoming events in the areas of General Practice and Primary Healthcare.

APNA - Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

APNA is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care including general practice. With more than 4000 members, APNA provide primary health care nurses with a voice, access to quality continuing professional development, educational resources, support and networking opportunities.


Australian College of Midwives: Development
Australian College of Midwives is a national, peak professional body for midwives. Australian College of Midwives provides a unified political voice for the midwifery profession, supports midwives to reach their full potential, and sets professional practice and education standards. Australian College of Midwives provides a calendar of events relating to midwifery. Further information can be accessed from the Australian College of Midwives website. This can be accessed at their website.

Australian College of Nursing: 3LP

Australian College of Nursing also has a specific Life Long Learning Program, known as 3LP, for members. 3LP is designed to encourage nurses to undertake continuing professional development throughout their careers, using a planned approach. 3LP provides direct access to online courses, ProQuest (online database of nursing, medical and health care journals) and an opportunity to maintain your own portfolio of professional development activities.


Australian Nursing Federation: Development
Australian Nursing Federation is the national union for nurses and midwives in Australia. Australian Nursing Federation’s core business is the industrial and professional representation of nurses and nursing through the activities of a national office and branches in every State and Territory. Australian Nursing Federation provides a range of professional development opportunities for nurses and midwives. Please contact your local ANF branch for further information.

Australian College of Nursing: Education

Australian College of Nursing represents, assists, educates and supports nurses, offering a selection of postgraduate and continuing professional development programs available for nurses and midwives.


NursePoint CPD

Elsevier Australia's NursePoint CPD site offers current, evidence-based, accredited and peer-reviewed learning modules for CPD for nurses.



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