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 Professional Development Training 

RDNS offers a large suite of hands on clinical training workshops for all levels of knowledge including: wounds, medicines, dementia, HIV and diabetes to name a few. Follow the link to view our clinical professional development in health care topics or for more detail on learning objectives and session overviews, navigate to the Courses tab and search by subject matter or individual courses. 

At RDNS we aim to produce the best training for both our staff and healthcare professionals all courses are written in conjunction with our award winning design process and the following courses are endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing according to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. They have been allocated CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

  • An Introduction to Bariatric Care
  • Goal Directed Care Planning
  • Catheterise with Confidence
  • Dementia in Focus
  • Working in Health Promoting Ways
  • Living with Diabetes: Medicines
  • Diabetes in the Community

Clinical courses like our popular three day continence workshop are not only scheduled throughout the year (as per our Health Care Training Calendar) but can be booked on request anywhere in Australia. For more information on availability, course content and fees please contact us.

 Leadership: Self & Others

The Learning Centre's award winning Leadership and Management courses are aimed at those who lead staff or are seen as part of a leadership group. RDNS believes that Self Leadership training is an important asset to acquire for those working in the health care sector. Self Leadership courses are aimed at and intended for all health professionals from Care Aides to  Administration staff, Nurses to Nurse Leaders. Leadership training at RDNS focuses on contemporary theory like positive psychology, strengths based management  and collective leadership in addition to fundamental leadership theories  including self awareness, emotional intelligence, resilience.

Read all about our approach to Collective Leadership in Nursing.

Accredited Training

Established and registered in 1997,  RDNS Ltd as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #5060), has a proud history of valuable contributions to society through education and learning.

The RTO Trainers and Assessors are Registered Nurse Educators, providing quality training to individuals, organisations, and businesses.

The scope of training products that the RTO is approved to deliver are:

The RTO is a fee for service provider, however as a not for profit all fees and charges are funnelled back into community support services.
To book an accredited course to be facilitated at your group or organisation please contact us.

Who are we?

Registered Nurses

Our Nurse Educators have a diverse range of experience with backgrounds in the community and hospital settings both in Australia and internationally. The team brings expertise and skill that is invaluable to provide quality evidence based practice at RDNS. Our Nurses are members of a variety of industry bodies. Our facilitation team consists of RN educators, our Swedish RN Anna Walsh is from New Zealand and an experienced educator in Continence, Wounds and Bariatrics. Merryn manages our Graduate, Clinical Placements and Homecare facilitation and programs. Liz maintains our Diabetes and Palliative care portfolio and Sally is our office superstar organising the team and anything to do with nursing, care and education.

Courseware Designers:

The courseware designers are responsible for the design and development of award winning internal and external course offerings, accredited courses, e-learns, well-being programs and ad hoc training requests. The instructional designers are fully experienced in developing course ware that implements the latest industry standards like learning styles and adult education. Shavaun holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and Coaching qualifications.


Our RTO team is small but certainly has all bases covered. In order for RDNS to be a RTO a lot of compliance procedures must be adhered to, our RTO coordinator brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation ensuring that all our documentation is according to accreditation legislation.

Karolina is so great at her organisational and compliance knowledge that we just go re-accreditation until 2022!


In order to run a successful training department having an administration team comes second to none. The team manages all the behind the scenes tasks like enrolments, issuing certificates, looking after Blue Gem and ensuring that your training goes ahead without a hitch.


Our leadership team loves Positive Psychology  our People & Culture Lead - Oenone is just about to complete her Masters. We love leadership and provide leadership courses for our managers, leaders and all staff.

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