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Online health modules to help keep you up to date on cancer research

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 Learning is a professional development platform, providing access to evidence-based learning activities for health professionals, trainees, students and the wider community who are interested in cancer care.

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 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program 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, occupational health and safety professionals and workers who may face exposure to carcinogens.

To find out more, see our eLearning website. 

GP education: occupational carcinogen exposure and cancer

In this course, learn about common occupational exposures to cancer causing carcinogens and the processes that will help you, as a health professional, assist a patient in need.

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.

APNA members and non-members

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

An easy online learning module is now available with limited FREE places to APNA members and non-members. For more information please contact [email protected]

After completing the module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the symptoms associated with bowel cancer
  • Identify bowel cancer risk factors and list measures to reduce bowel cancer risk
  • Identify who is eligible for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and how often patients should be screened
  • Understand your duty of care in relation to patients in the program and those currently ineligible for the program
  • Identify the type of FOBT the program uses
  • Understand the process for dissemination of FOBT kits to eligible people
  • Manage queries about using an FOBT
  • Understand how to manage patients with a positive or negative FOBT result
  • Obtain general practice assessment forms and submit forms to the register.

Members who complete this course will be able to claim 1 CPD hour.

RACGP members and non-members

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

An easy online learning module is now available to RACGP members and non-members.

To access the module, follow the instructions in the PDF below.

After completing the module, you will better understand:

  • your role as a GP in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
  • the duty of care linked to GPs
  • how to manage people eligible and ineligible for free screening
  • how to complete the paperwork
  • implementation in your practice.

Members will receive two RACGP QA & CPD points.

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