Award Winning RDNS Education & Learning Centre

As RDNS responds to the health care needs of our community, the RDNS Education & Learning Centre focuses on providing the highest quality clinical and non-clinical professional development training to support these needs. The foundation of the curricula as designed by RDNS Education is built on both state and federal government National Health Priority Areas and the latest research in the healthcare industry and organisational culture. In addition, the scheduled calendar presents both preventative and responsive training for health care professionals.

We are committed to providing education of excellence to ensure that our workforce development and clinical practice is based on the latest evidence and recognised as best practice. As well as supporting RDNS staff, we also provide education and training to external agencies on a fee for service basis. This can either be done by joining us at RDNS as per the scheduled calendar or requesting education tailored to your specific organisation or group needs.

Clinical Continued Professional Development
Audience: Care Aides, Nurses and Health Care Professionals 
Clinical courses are written in compliance with evidence-based clinical practice and person-centred care. Courses developed by RDNS can be tailored to include organisational policy and procedure needs. Our nurse educators can facilitate onsite at the RDNS Education & Learning Centre or off-site at a location of your choice.

• Dementia
• Diabetes 
• Wounds
• Continence
• Catheters
• Bariatrics
• Medicines Management
• Palliative Care
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Goal Direct Care Planning*
• Manual Handling
• Positive Ageing
• Aged Care
• Nutrition
• Stomal Therapy

Mandatory Training
• Manual Handling
• Infection Control

*Officially endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing

Self Leadership in Health
Audience: Care Aides , Nurses & Professionals
Self Leadership courses are designed to supply the tools required to develop in both a professional and personal capacity. RDNS strongly believes that self leadership is a fundamental component to exceptional clinical care.

Self Leadership courses are intended for all health professionals  from Care Aides to Nurses to Administration staff.  The following courses can be tailored to suit you or your organisational needs and time frames i.e. three hour  to full day workshops. 
• Effective Communication
• Critical Thinking
• Emotional Intelligence
• Cohesive Teamwork 
• Mindfulness in a Healthcare Context
• Positive Psychology

Leadership Development In Health
Award Winning Managers Tool Kit
The Learning Centre's award winning leadership courses are aimed at those who lead staff or are seen as part of a leadership group. Courses require active participant involvement and offer tools that assist in creating self awareness and a positive work environment.
Leadership can be defined as "a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task," - Chemers M. (1997) 'An integrative theory of leadership'. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

While the list of courses below is not exhaustive, these attributes are shown to be invaluable when working successfully within others in dynamic environments:
Team Management
• Coaching and Feedback
• Recruitment and Selection
• Performance Management
• Challenging Conversations

• Leading a Positive Workplace
• Leading with Emotional Intelligence
• Effective Communication
• Seeing Yourself as a Leader
• Leading with Resilience

Leadership and management frameworks can be created to suit your organisational requirements or topics can be individually selected for one time training.

Accredited Training
RTO #5060 
RDNS Education & Learning Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (#5060) offering a variety of nationally recognised and accredited healthcare training competencies targeted at Care Aides working in the community and aged care residential facilities. On completion of these courses, participants receive a Statement of Attainment and are nationally accredited in the competency successfully completed. 
Units of Competency include:
• HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
• HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• CHCCS305C Assist Clients with Medication
• HLTAP301B Recognise Health Body Systems in a Health Care Context

Training Frameworks
Audience: Care Aides to Management
The Learning Centre has created multiple training frameworks for national and international organisations. A training framework enables an organisation to have a tangible benchmark of expected staff employee standards, this involves the knowledge and skills required of all staff at various levels. Examples of Training Frameworks include:
• Management of Aged Care Facilities
• Care Aide in Aged Care Facilities
• Care Aide in the Community
• Leadership Values and Behaviours
• Preceptor Frameworks
• Graduate Nurse Theory to Practice