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Professional development

There are training opportunities for all our staff.

Allied health training

We provide training and professional development opportunities for allied health professionals and students including:

Medical training

If you're a qualified medical practitioner you may be able to take part in our medical specialty training programs.

Cunningham Centre

The Cunningham Centre is part of Darling Downs Health and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

We deliver education and training to Queensland Health staff and external students in areas such as:

  • allied health
  • nursing
  • sterilisation services.

The Cunningham Centre offers courses for nurses and midwives through flexible learning options. The courses provide you with the knowledge and clinical skills you need to work in urban, rural and remote settings.

The courses take place through:

  • video conferencing
  • webinars
  • face-to-face workshops.

A range of non-clinical professional development programs are also available, including training incentive funding for Queensland Health’s:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers
  • Administrative Officers
  • Clinical Assistants
  • Operational Officers.

You can find out more by visiting the Cunningham Centre website.

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) is a Queensland Health based training provider offering a range of education options to mental health professionals and other professionals who are seeking core mental health education. Find out more on the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning website.


iLearn@QHealth is one of our Learning Management Systems. It hosts role specific mandatory education and clinical education packages for our staff. Find out more about iLearn.

Clinical Skills Development Service

The Clinical Skills Development Service is an external service that provides simulation education and training to our staff and external healthcare providers.

Last updated: 2 March 2023