Intermediate NiPHC CDMHA

Nearly 95% of the population has at least one chronic condition, and almost 80% have two or more. APNA's six-month program offers an intermediate level of Chronic Disease education designed for nurses by nurses in primary health care to increase their scope of practice in specific health conditions.

General program information

Duration: Six months  

Time commitment:

  • Compulsory: 5 x 2-hour virtual workshops (Up to 10 CPD hours)
  • Recommended: Community of Practice where resources will be shared

Location: The workshop and all other activities take place online. 

Cost: $TBA (ex GST) for APNA non-members and members. Grants and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Eligibility: Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Midwives & Nurse Practitioners.


Program components


An online workshop, split into five parts with one monthly workshop, nurses will be guided through their role in empowering patients to manage chronic disease and healthy ageing. The Key focus areas are:

  1. Cardiovascular Health
  2. Cancer control
  3. Injury prevention and control
  4. Mental Health
  5. Diabetes Mellitus

Upon registering for the workshop, nurses will complete a self-assessment (online survey) to identify their current knowledge and identify any areas for improvement.

Community of Practice

A private messaging platform where program participants can discuss, engage and consult with their peers. APNA provides tips and resources to the group, encouraging and facilitating discussion.

Follow-up support

This will include one complimentary call for non-members and ongoing support to members through the APNA Nurse Support Line – a service to assist nurses with queries. APNA may also make contact to check how nurses have been implementing learnings from this program.

Program dates, locations and registration details

We will be announcing 2024 dates shortly.

Cancellations and refunds

Event cancellations must be made in writing to APNA via email at

Refunds are not available within seven days of the workshop.


A range of scholarships may fund your spot in our program. A list of scholarships and grants is here.

APNA encourages nurses working in rural and remote areas to apply for the Health Workforce Scholarship. 

Follow the link above to find out more.

The Nursing in Primary Health Care CDMHA Program is an Australian Government initiative.

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