Skip to content
Free online learning modules and webinars tailored for GPs and nurses can be a great way to better your understanding of cancer and your role as a health professional.

At Cancer Council, we not only create our own online learning resources, we are also here to connect you to other relevant and reputable organisations and resources relating to cancer.

Here are seven convenient and accredited education activities you can do that have been designed to provide up-to-date education on cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and supportive care:

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) offers an accredited one-hour online learning module to increase your knowledge of bowel cancer and the National Bowel Cancer Screening for Practice Nurses (APNA). Free for APNA members, non-members price $38.50.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program e-learning module

This 60-minute self-paced e-module is accredited with RACGP and ACRRM. It will increase your knowledge of common occupational carcinogens in Australia, the role of an exposure history and the Australian compensation system.

Occupational and Environmental Cancers GP e-learning module

 

General practice plays a key role in prostate cancer prevention and early detection. Cancer Council Victoria has developed this 60-minute interactive online learning module, which is RACGP and ACRRM accredited. For more information, please contact learning@cancervic.org.au.

Managing Prostate Cancer in General Practice e-learning module

This course helps nurses who provide care to children with a cancer diagnosis understand what paediatric patients may experience with radiotherapy including the procedures, indicators for treatment and acute side effects. For more information, please contact learning@cancervic.org.au.

Radiotherapy in childhood cancer: An introduction for nurses

Cancer Council NSW has produced a series of recorded webinars on the topics of LGBTI, survivorship, and Work & Cancer, which you can watch on your computer or mobile device. All registrants are emailed a link to the webinar recording, a copy of the presentation slides and list of resources for future reference.

Free webinars

Cancer Learning is a professional development platform providing access to evidence-based learning activities for health professionals, trainees and students who are interested in cancer care. Topics covered include:

  • oncology basics
  • supportive care
  • tumour specific modules
  • lung cancer topic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • survivorship
  • multidisciplinary care.

Cancer Learning

This website provides a competency standards framework and suite of learning resources targeted at building the capacity of nurses working in cancer care.

Modules include:

  • entry to specialty program
  • case based learning resources include:
    –    colorectal cancer; melanoma; head and neck cancer; acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; lung cancer; ovarian cancer; prostate cancer; breast cancer; oesophageal cancer; osteosarcoma; lymphoma
  • supporting modules focused on key aspects of cancer control

EdCaN