Professional Development in Clinical Education

Ongoing training opportunities in Clinical Education will be uploaded here as they become available.

Clinical Education Professional Support Program (CEPS)

The Clinical Educator Preparation and Support Program is a series of online modules relating to teaching and learning in the clinical setting. They have been developed to guide nurses, doctors and allied health professionals through the experience of supervising students during clinical placements. The current program includes:

Module 1 Introduction to clinical learning
Module 2 Planning for placement
Module 3 Preparation for learners
Module 4 Teaching in the clinical setting
Module 5 Facilitating clinical reasoning
Module 6 Self-directed and collaborative learning
Module 7 Learning in small groups
Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 Giving feedback
Module 10 Managing student difficulties or failure whilst on placement
Module 11 Review of the teaching and learning experience
Module 12 Interprofessional Education on student placements to support Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

This module can be accessed by registering on the iLearn platform (Queensland Health)

Public access is available through the Queensland Health iLearn online learning platform. You will need to register for an iLearn account.  Registration for iLearn may take up to 48 hours.

Please note: If you are not an employee of Queensland Health, you will need to register as a “Non-Queensland Health learner” (eg student, trades, contractor, volunteer). 

Three Rivers DRH Rural Clinical Placements - how to grow your own

This Three Rivers DRH Rural Clinical Placements - how to grow your own (Charles Sturt University) has a strong rural focus and is aimed at helping you to create and sustain positive student learning experiences in your organisation. Whether you are an experienced clinical supervisor, starting to think about becoming a supervisor, or have just been assigned your first student to mentor, we are sure you will find the content in these modules adds value to your practice.

The TELL Centre

The TELL Centre offer a range of open access (and costed) education programs for all health professionals that support clinical teaching, supervision and assessment.

Teaching on the run - CARHS

This workshop series is delivered by endorsed clinicians local to central Australia with vast experience in supporting learners, making mistakes in the process which adds to the richness of this program. Topics include:  Clinical supervision, planning learning, clinical teaching, skills teaching, fundamentals of assessment, supporting learners, effective group teaching, improving communication skills, and facilitating interprofessional learning.  Non-Northern Territory Government staff will need to complete a registration application to access the series: 

Preceptor Education Program for Health Professionals and Students

Preceptor Education Program for Health Professionals and Students (Canada) provides a series of online modules to support supervisors and students during placement, including orientation, anti-oppressive practices, learning objectives, clinical reasoning, reflective practice, feedback and evaluation, successfully navigating conflict and the virtual placement.

Building the Allied Health Workforce for an NDIS future

The 'Building the Allied Health Workforce for an NDIS future' has been designed by Flinders University for university staff, service providers NDIS participants and allied health students and allows participants to learn about the challenges and opportunities involved with allied health student placements in the new fee-for-service model for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This MOOC is freely available, can be started at any time and allows a flexible learning approach

The NHET-Sim Program

 The National Health Education and Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim) Program is a national training program offered free of charge and funded by the Department of Health. The NHET-Sim Program uses simulation as the basis to explore clinical education and participants can complete the program purely online or a combination of online and in person workshops. After completing the two core modules, participants can choose as many elective modules as they like from a range of eleven online modules. The e-learning component of the NHET-Sim program takes approximately 12 hours to complete. The workshop component takes approximately 2 days.

NHET-Sim Clinical Education Program

 The following organizations have endorsed the NHET-Sim program for CPD points:

         - The Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

        - The Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

        - The College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM)

        - The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

          have a range of educational activities that Fellows are able to claim

          credits for in relation to Continuing Professional Development.

        - The Australian Primary Healthcare Nursing Association (APNA)

        - The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

        - The Australian College of Midwives (ACM)


Workshops are scheduled across Australia in metropolitan and rural locations. 

 To register for the program, please visit our website: or by contacting the Program team on 03 9905 0221 or 

 This project received funding from the Australian Government

National Clinical Supervision Skills Initiative

Link to the National Clinical Supervision Skills Initiative


 Health Workforce Australia's (HWA) Clinical Supervision Support Program (CSSP) has developed a National Clinical Supervision Skills Initiative (Skills Initiative). The Skills Initiative will deliver a range of interprofessional education and training opportunities for new and existing clinical supervisors across Australia, facilitated through the Integrated Regional Clinical Training Networks (IRCTNs) in each state and territory.

The National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource – Validation Edition (the Resource) provides the foundation for the Skills Initiative by enabling the development of a consistent and transparent approach to the provision of quality interprofessional clinical supervision education and training programs.

The Resource provides three pathways for the education and training of clinical supervisors; Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced, and describes competency domains and elements, representing activity common to the Australian clinical supervision workforce.

To support the Skills Initiative, HWA established a Multi-Use List (MUL) of Education and Training Providers (Providers) with proven experience in the delivery of interprofessional clinical supervision education and training who can demonstrate alignment to the Resource.

To be considered for the MUL Providers were required to demonstrate:

  • A proven ability and track record in the provision of interprofessional clinical supervision education and training across multiple settings and/or locations and/or jurisdictions.
  • Alignment to Foundational and/or Intermediate pathways as outlined in the National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource – Validation Edition.
  • Alignment to one or more of the Foundational and/or Intermediate domains and competency elements outlined in the National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource – Validation Edition.
  • A proven ability to contextualise interprofessional clinical supervision education and training to ensure it is appropriate to the location/setting in which it is being delivered and for the skills/experience of the participants attending.

Education and training opportunities in clinical supervision may be offered in a variety of formats, including (but not limited to):

  • Face-to-face workshops, seminars, short courses and/or extended courses.
  • On-line workshops, seminars, short courses and/or extended courses.
  • Written and/or on-line resources.
  • Education and/or training in a simulated learning environment (SLE).
  • E-learning modules.
  • Train the trainer.
  • Any combination of the above.


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