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Professional Support

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A free online professional development course for health and community professionals working with families in WA, funded by the WA and Australian governments.

Generation SunSmart On-line Learning Modules


Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, the UV Alert, UV levels and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities. Plus receive a Certificate of Acknowledgment upon completion.

Mooditj: A sexual health and positive life skills program for Aboriginal young people aged 11-14 years

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A relationships and sexual health program designed for groups in Year 6, 7 or 8, where a significant number of participants are Aboriginal.

Growing Developing Healthy Relationships


Growing Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) provides on-line curriculum support for teachers in relationships and sexual health education. The website provides Kindergarten – year 10 learning activities, background notes, recommended resources and news of current professional learning opportunities and workshop events.

Anaphylaxis resources for schools

Schools need to be allergy aware and work with parents, guardians and children in the management of anaphylaxis. These resources provide guidelines and information for managing anaphylaxis in a school environment.

Skin First Aid, Screening and Education

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Melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in Aussies aged 15-29 years. Early detection and education for people of all ages is vital in the fight against skin cancer. Specialists in early detection and education programs, Spotscreen offers a range of community-based skin cancer screening and training programs that help save lives. Perfect for teachers, school staff, parents and students, Spotscreen’s engaging onsite programs can help protect the health & safety of your school and community.

RELATE – Expressions of interest for Professional Development

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RELATE fills the gaps that currently exist in respectful relationships and sexuality education. Contact SHQ for professional development opportunities.


Health Promoting Schools Grant Scheme


In support of the increasing emphasis on health promotion in schools, Healthway is offering grants of up to $2,500 to Western Australian school communities through the Health Promoting Schools Grant Scheme. This is an initiative from Healthway to support schools to develop projects that promote the health of their students through activities aligned with the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Framework.

Schools are encouraged to undertake activities that promote one of the priority health areas; mental health, nutrition or physical activity. All schools throughout Western Australia are eligible to apply and there are no closing dates. Applications are particularly encouraged from schools in rural and remote areas and those with high numbers of Indigenous students.

Fitness & Skill Testing with full electronic reporting

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Baseline testing and reporting with National comparisons including full individual electronic reports for students and families.
Currently the largest database in the world with over 40,000 students, with high reliability and validity.
From the testing Sports Challenge in partnership with schools will develop Daily PE sessions, PE and sport programs for
students aged 5 years to 17 years.
Professional Development and training is available for staff and community stakeholders.



Programs for ‘at risk’ students & extension leadership with a focus on creativity education

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‘World first’ mentoring experiential intervention/prevention and extension programs are available for schools and communities for identified ‘at risk’ students and for high performing potential leaders. Creativity and Innovation audits and programs available for extension students. Professional Development and training available for staff and organisations with a focus upon Innovation.

Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare (SNAC)


A nutrition and healthy eating support site for early childhood education and care services. This is a place for you to connect with other childcare professionals to share your experiences, ideas and thoughts and to build a network of support around healthy eating. There are many reliable, accurate resources to help you provide a healthy eating environment at your service – fact sheets, recipes, videos, quizzes. Researchers at ECU, Perth, Western Australia have developed the exciting new research project, Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare.



SNACPlus is a resource to help early childhood educators introduce food and nutrition education to the children they teach.
Edith Cowan University has developed materials for use in childcare centres, and this program has been developed to meet many of the requirements of the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ and ‘National Quality Standards’ that aim to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.


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CFSmart provides cystic fibrosis (CF) resources for schools and the community. It aims to improve understanding of CF within the school community so that students who have CF feel supported and are understood in terms of their health, education and emotional requirements. Our CF school resources include teachers guides, student health plans and free CF e-learning modules.

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