COVID-19 education and training for primary care

Page last updated: 1:00pm, 9 December 2021

Online training, webinars and upcoming education sessions for primary health care workers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Telehealth within your practice webinar

    This NWMPHN webinar lays out the foundations of telehealth, how it can be implemented, how to navigate risks and barriers and how to coordinate workflows. We also looked at successful case studies from our region.

  • Australian Department of Health webinars

    The Department is hosting a series of webinars for health and aged care sector staff working on our national COVID-19 response. The series will be hosted by our deputy chief medical officers and other experts. You do not need to RSVP for a live webinar. There is no limit on participant numbers. Webinars are available live and on demand.

  • COVID-19 infection control online training (Department of Health)

    Primary health care providers can now access online COVID-19 infection control training at

  • Communicating COVID-19: Preparing clinicians to tackle challenging questions

    This free University of Melbourne course gives health care workers evidence-based information and language to confidently address questions about COVID-19 from patients, colleagues and the general public.

    It aims to:

    • provide expert-informed answers to questions Australian clinicians face about COVID-19
    • deliver ‘digestible’, focused, core knowledge on COVID-19, drawing on epidemiology, clinical science, ethics and legal expertise.

    The course is designed primarily for clinicians in primary care and hospital-based settings. Secondary audiences include pharmacists, nursing and allied health staff, aged care workers, and disability care workers. Elements of this course could be adapted for primary and secondary school teachers and for the general public.

    Access the course

  • Webinars for pharmacists

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has published a number of COVID-19 webinars on its website.

  • Other webinars and online training

  • All education sessions will be webinar only

    To limit the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding face-to-face education or training sessions until further notice. All sessions will be webinar only (if possible).

    Our newsletter and emails will alert you if this changes.