Professional development

University of Melbourne, Postgraduate Certificate of Adolescent Health and Welfare Oncology Stream

The Youth Cancer Networks Program funded the development of a postgraduate program focused on AYA oncology. The Graduate Certificate of Adolescent Health and Welfare Oncology Stream was developed by the Centre for Adolescent Health (Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne) and the onTRac@PeterMac Victorian AYA Cancer Service. The certificate is offered part-time and via distance education (online) by the University of Melbourne from 2011. Further information is available here.

The Cancer Learning online hub is an initiative of Cancer Australia and aims to:

  • Consolidate the enormous variety of evidence-based learning activities, resources and information in cancer care available across Australia and overseas
  • Provide a first port of call for health professionals, organisations and cancer networks who wish to undertake, build or plan professional development programs and activities in cancer care
  • Enable resources and information to be shared by cancer care providers across Australia.

Cancer Learning has a specific section dedicated to working with AYAs and a dedicated AYA professional development pathway.

EdCan’s educational resources are designed to support the professional development of all nurses in cancer care, to assist:

  • Nurses achieve the core capabilities required in cancer control
  • Specialist cancer nurses benchmark against the specialist cancer nurse competency standards
  • Educators facilitate learning for all nurses in cancer control