A partnership promoting eye health and vision care
Snellen chart

Professional training

Online learning provides a flexible training option which enables health professionals to develop new skills when and where required at a pace that suits them. Online learning is also a cost effective option for those who do not have the time to attend events and courses away from home.

The Vision Initiative works with a range of partner organisations to develop education modules, presentations and other resources to help health professionals keep their knowledge of eye health and vision care up to date.

Pharmacists

A range of presentations developed in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

GPs

‘Common eye conditions’: this online training module is available from the ThinkGP website. It is free and is accredited: RACGP 4 CPD, ACRRM 2 CME PD.

Nurses

‘An introduction to eyes’: this online training module aimed at practice nurses is available from the Australian Practice Nurses Federation (APNA) website. Subscription is $22.50 for APNA members ($30.00 for non-APNA members), and the module is accredited with 1 CPD hour.

‘Vision care’: this online training module aimed at nurses and midwives is available from the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) website. Subscription is $7.70 for ANF members ($30.00 for non-ANF members), and the module is accredited with 5 CPE hours.

Aged care workers

‘Introduction to eyes’: this online training module aimed at community care and aged care workers is available from the Learning seat website. Contact learning seat for more information on pricing.

Aboriginal health workers

The education module ‘Provide information and strategies in eye health’ (HLTAHW417A) is offered through Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

Victorian Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)