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Courses to up-skill

VNS Nursing Agency and the Australian Healthcare Academy (AHA) work together to provide accredited and non-accredited training and assessment for nurses and midwives throughout Australia. AHA is located in Sydney with courses available online for Victorian students.

AHA is run by nurses putting nurses at the front and centre of quality education. AHA courses aim to support nursing students on their journey to long and successful careers. This is achieved by students learning through real-life situations e.g simulation, role play, and practical developments alongside theoretical knowledge and critical thinking.

AHA develops and delivers a wide variety of practical, relevant, and evidence-based courses in healthcare to suit all levels of learners. The majority of courses are conducted face-to-face with a clinical component attached. Many courses are also available online now.

Some courses include general nursing introductory programs, specialty programs, and other CPD short courses (non-accredited or professional development courses). We also run nationally recognised qualifications and units of competence.

Click on the course that you're interested in to find out more.

Courses 2021

Course Name and Information

All courses are held in Sydney unless otherwise specified

May

10

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3 week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

17

Introduction to Scrub and Scout Nursing Program

This program provides nurses with the opportunity to explore the perioperative nursing environment, understand the knowledge involved in this specialized clinical setting, and practice the clinical skills required to work in this environment. By successfully completing this program, participants will gain the knowledge needed to begin a career as a novice Scrub or Scout Nurse.

CPD Hours:49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

24

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

31

CPR and Manual Handling

This course has one Nationally Recognised Unit of Competence (HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation i.e. a unit of competence that is nationally recognised across Australia) and one professional development learning module (Perform Manual Handling). An annual requirement for all healthcare professionals in Australia. Participants can enroll in one or both units.

CPD Hours:2 per unit

June

1 and 1

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

7

WorkReady Support Program Sydney and Adelaide

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3 week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

15

Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program All States

Run over 5 weeks, this program consists of 6 days of online learning followed by a 3-week clinical placement within a private hospital. The Course is open to Registered and Enrolled Nurses from all levels that are wanting to pursue a career in mental health. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in the specialised area of mental health. Option for nurses already working within mental health to attend just the 6 day workshop.

CPD Hours:42

Recency of Practice Hours:120

21

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

28

WorkReady Support Program Brisbane

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

28

CPR and Manual Handling

This course has one Nationally Recognised Unit of Competence (HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation i.e. a unit of competence that is nationally recognised across Australia) and one professional development learning module (Perform Manual Handling). An annual requirement for all healthcare professionals in Australia. Participants can enroll in one or both units.

CPD Hours:2 per unit

July

3 and 22

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

5

WorkReady Support Program Sydney

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3 week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

12

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

19-20

Advanced Life Support

This course is offered through a licensing agreement with The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). On successful completion, a nationally recognised certificate will be issued to you from the ACCCN. Open to all healthcare professionals, this course is geared towards nurses working within critical care environments such as ICU, theatres, and emergency departments.

CPD Hours:15

August

2

Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program All States

Run over 5 weeks, this program consists of 6 days of online learning followed by a 3-week clinical placement within a private hospital. Course is open to Registered and Enrolled Nurses from all levels that are wanting to pursue a career in mental health. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in the specialised area of mental health. Option for nurses already working with in mental health to attend just the 6 day workshop.

CPD Hours:42

Recency of Practice Hours:120

7

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

9

WorkReady Support Program Sydney

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

16

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

23

WorkReady Support Program Brisbane

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

30

CPR and Manual Handling

This course has one Nationally Recognised Unit of Competence (HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation i.e. a unit of competence that is nationally recognised across Australia) and one professional development learning module (Perform Manual Handling). An annual requirement for all healthcare professionals in Australia. Participants can enroll in one or both units.

CPD Hours:2 per unit

30

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

31-September 1

Advanced Life Support

This course is offered through a licensing agreement with The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). On successful completion, a nationally recognised certificate will be issued to you from the ACCCN. Open to all healthcare professionals, this course is geared towards nurses working within critical care environments such as ICU, theatres, and emergency departments.

CPD Hours:15

September

2 and 25

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

6

WorkReady Support Program Sydney

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

6

Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program All States

Run over 5 weeks, this program consists of 6 days of online learning followed by a 3-week clinical placement within a private hospital. Course is open to Registered and Enrolled Nurses from all levels that are wanting to pursue a career in mental health. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in the specialised area of mental health. Option for nurses already working with in mental health to attend just the 6 day workshop.

CPD Hours:42

Recency of Practice Hours:120

October

2

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

4

WorkReady Support Program Sydney

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

5 and 18

CPR and Manual Handling

This course has one Nationally Recognised Unit of Competence (HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation i.e. a unit of competence that is nationally recognised across Australia) and one professional development learning module (Perform Manual Handling). An annual requirement for all healthcare professionals in Australia. Participants can enroll in one or both units.

CPD Hours:2 per unit

18

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

25

WorkReady Support Program Sydney

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

25

Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program All States

Run over 5 weeks, this program consists of 6 days of online learning followed by a 3-week clinical placement within a private hospital. Course is open to Registered and Enrolled Nurses from all levels that are wanting to pursue a career in mental health. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in the specialised area of mental health. Option for nurses already working with in mental health to attend just the 6 day workshop.

CPD Hours:42

Recency of Practice Hours:120

November

1

WorkReady Support Program Brisbane

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

6 and 18

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

8

WorkReady Support Program Melbourne

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

15

WorkReady Support Program Sydney

Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter or re-enter the workforce as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse. Course open to new graduate nurses, international nurses, and nurses with a gap in practice. Complete 5-7 days of workshop training followed by a 3-week clinical placement where you will increase your confidence and comfort independently looking after patients while being introduced to a potential employer.

CPD Hours:35-49

Recency of Practice Hours:120

20-21

Advanced Life Support

This course is offered through a licensing agreement with The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). On successful completion, a nationally recognised certificate will be issued to you from the ACCCN. Open to all healthcare professionals, this course is geared towards nurses working within critical care environments such as ICU, theatres, and emergency departments.

CPD Hours:15

December

4 and 16

Introduction to Cannulation and Venepuncture

On completion of this course, participants will have the required knowledge to commence the workshop assessment phase and supervised cannulation practice. Participants will be able to manage peripheral intravenous cannulation procedures, using best practice while achieving optimal outcomes for their patients.

CPD Hours:6

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