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 Smoking Cessation 
  Effective Stop Smoking Conversations with Pregnant WomenSummary
  Archived - Helping people to stop smoking e-learning (2016)
  Helping people to stop smoking e-learning (archived)This course allows guest users to enter
  Helping people to stop smoking e-learning (2019)
  ABC Alcohol vIISummary

This is a course for health practitioners, and is designed to raise awareness of alcohol-related harm in NZ, and promote the ABC Alcohol approach

 Antenatal and Newborn Screening 

National Screening UnitEducational resources for health practitioners who provide services within the national screening initiatives managed by the National Screening Unit (NSU).
Note: these resources are planned for upgrade in 2013. Some links to external web resources may be outdated at present.

 For Midwives, doctors and LMC's 
  Quality Improvements in Antenatal Screening for Down Syndrome and Other Conditions (QIASD)
  Screening: Principles and Practice
  Antenatal HIV Screening Programme (AHIV)
  Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme (NMSP)
  Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP)

 Annual Competency Exercise for Newborn Hearing Screeners 
  Newborn Hearing Screening Annual Competency Exercise (ACE)
 Child Health 
  Power to Protect - Shaken Baby PreventionSummary
  Train the Trainer for B4School nursesThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
  Power to Protect - Shaken Baby Prevention (2018)Summary

This course will help you deliver the Shaken Baby Prevention Programme.

It also provides tips to help you to support caregivers, focusing on what they can do if they are feeling stressed, and where they can go for help.

 Cultural Competency 
  Foundations in Cultural Competency (2016)

The Foundation Course in Cultural Competency – supports you to build your understanding of cultural competency and health literacy in New Zealand, with a focus on improving Māori health outcomes. The multimedia, interactive course is a voluntary programme and is spread across four modules and is available for all people working in the health sector.  Each training module is supported by videos, video transcripts, additional reading resources and library references.

 Equipment and Modifications 
  EMS: Prioritisation Tool TrainingSummary
 Hepatitis C Learning Programme 

Course Aims

The aim of the hepatitis C learning programme is to enable primary health care professionals to improve the outcomes for individuals with hepatitis C through faster diagnosis and treatment of infected individuals. 

Target Audience

  • GPs practising in Primary Health Organisations (rural or urban)
  • Prison doctors
  • Community health doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors working in methadone programmes
  • Doctors working in sexual health clinics.

CME Credits

This course is undergoing endorsement review and so the certificate and CME credits information will not be available until it is completed.


There are four learning modules and a range of post-learning support resources. The objectives and topics for each module are:

Using this course

This course incorporates audio and video elements (text captions and mute actions are available). You must check your settings before starting the learning.

Click to check your settings and find out how to use and access this programme.

If you have already done so, click here to begin the learning.

 Health Quality and Safety Commission 

These courses aim to provide guidance about open disclosure and serious event review for health workers working in within the community.

 Global Trigger Tool - New Zealand 
  Global Trigger Tool - New ZealandSummary

 Open Disclosure 
  Open DisclosureThis course allows guest users to enterSummary

 Serious Event Review 
  Serious Event ReviewThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Heart Foundation Courses 

Heart Foundation logo

 Heart Foundation Smoking cessation course 
  Smoking Cessation trainingThis course allows guest users to enterSummary

This course is provided with support from the Heart Foundation and the Ministry of Health

 Cardiovascular risk assessment and management 
  Improve Heart Health programSummary

Heart Foundation logoKoawatea

 Heart Failure Support 
  Support people to stay well with Heart failureThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) 
  HPV CourseSummary

Hep C LogoThe Immunisation e-learning courses provided by the Ministry of Health cover issues, policies and practices relevant to immunisation and are tailored for the following audiences:
You can also view the online course HPV here

 For Childbirth Educators 

 For Midwives and LMCs 

 For Newborn Hearing Screeners 

 For Undergraduate Nurses 

 Infection Prevention and Control 
  Breast Cancer FoundationThis course allows guest users to enter
  Infection Prevention and Control (2016)Summary
  Infection Prevention and Control (Archived)This course allows guest users to enterSummary

Infection Control LogoThis course will focus on best practices for health care workers to prevent infection transmission.

  LEAN Thinking in a Health SettingThis course allows guest users to enter
 Maori Health 
  Maori Health - Governance TrainingSummary

These training modules are designed to assist District Health Board (DHB)and Iwi Relationship Board (IRB) members in their health governance roles.

 Monitoring Patient Flow 
  Module 1: The Collection of Patient DataThis course allows guest users to enterThis course requires an enrolment keySummary
  Module 2: Working with Patient DataThis course allows guest users to enterSummary

Two courses are available to all DHB staff who deal with Patient Data for Elective surgery.

Module 1: Collecting Patient Data

Module 2: Working with Patient Data

 Rheumatic Fever 
  Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Fever courses

 Quality Audit 
  Technical Expert Assessor Audit Process

Senior DHB clinical staff are now participating in DHB certification audits providing a current clinical perspective in the capacity as a Technical Expert Assessor.  This learning programme takes clinicians through the process of undertaking a patient tracer (similar to a patient journey) and includes how this information is used by auditors to inform the audit.

 Weight Management 
  Weight Management FabThis course allows guest users to enterSummary

Weight management FABThis course is developed for healthcare professionals to give an overview of the New Zealand Clinical Weight Management Guidelines and how to engage with patients about their weight and the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

This is supported by the Ministry of Health, New Zealand Government, and Food Activity Behaviour

 Well Child Health  
  Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Summary
 Improving Together 
  Improving TogetherSummary

Improving Together

 Health Identity 
  Health Identity
 Mental Health 
  Perinatal Mental Health Education Video: Listening to our Stories
  Perinatal mental health eLearning – Common-sense Toolkit for Support WorkersThis course allows guest users to enter
 New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation Courses 
  Treatment for Breast CancerThis course allows guest users to enter
  Managing Breast Signs and Symptoms - A Guide for Primary Healthcare ProfessionalsThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
  Familial Breast Cancer in Primary CareThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
  Communicating brand change: BEYOND THE BRAND
 Qlik Training 
  Introduction to working with sensitive health dataThis course requires an enrolment key
  Qlik Training for Viewer roleThis course requires an enrolment key
  The Code of Practice for Health WorkersSummary

New Zealand is a signatory to the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (WHO Code). The WHO Code aims for safe and adequate nutrition for infants by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, and ensuring proper use of breast-milk substitutes (infant formula), when they are necessary.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for implementing and monitoring New Zealand’s interpretation of the WHO Code. It does so under two self-regulatory codes of practice, the:


  • Code of Practice for Health Workers (Health Workers’ Code) (Ministry of Health, 2007)
  • Infant Nutrition Council (INC) Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formula in New Zealand (INC Code of Practice) (2007)