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.


‘Working “eye-to-eye” with optometry for better patient care’: is a free online webinar developed in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)


‘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.


‘An introduction to eyes’: this online training module aimed at practice nurses is available from the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) website. Subscription is free for APNA members ($38.50 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 and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) website.The course is available at $8.90 for ANMF and NSWNMA members, and at $40 for non-members. The tutorial is endorsed with 2 hours of CPD.