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Online learning

Cancer Council Australia aims to support health professionals working in the field of cancer control.

These online learning modules have been designed to provide health professionals with up-to-date education and resources on cancer treatment, early detection and support.

Cancer Learning

Cancer Learning is the online learning hub of Cancer Australia, the Australian Government's cancer agency.

Designed for health professionals working in cancer care, Cancer Learning aims to:

  • consolidate 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.

Learning activities, information and resources are organised in themes including multidisciplinary care, coordination of care, supportive care, fundamentals of oncology and the latest treatments and evidence based practice.

Access Cancer Learning

Cancer Screening

Cancer Council Australia has developed a cancer screening module, available on the RACGP?s gplearning website.

The module offers GPs the latest information and approaches to screening for major forms of cancer including breast cancer, cervical cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer.

Activity can be completed in one or a number of sessions. The module takes two hours to complete and has been approved for four Category 2 QA&CPD points.

Access the module at the gplearning website

EdCaN - Australian National Cancer Nursing Education Project

National Cancer Nursing Education (EdCaN) is auspiced by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Accessed via the Cancer Learning website, 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. 


Cancer Council plays a major role educating Australians about cancer prevention and early detection.

Our courses, which can be accessed free of charge, aim to assist GPs, health practitioners, OH&S professionals and workers who may face exposure to carcinogens.

To find out more go to our new eLearning website

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Are you confident about your role in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program?

Developed for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian Practice Nursing Association, these modules are now available to non-members.

Select the links below for more information and instuctions to access the modules.


This page was last updated on: Friday, April 28, 2017

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