PANDDA represents the professional interests

of nurses who support people who have

an intellectual developmental disability.


| Every Nurse's Business: Free CPD Program

We are pleased to advise of the relaunch of Every Nurses Business! Get on board. The availability of this FREE online CPD program has been EXTENDED! The program aims to build RNs' capacity to address the healthcare needs of people with ID and/or ASD in mainstream health settings. Start your learning journey today.

About the Program

The learning site is separated into different learning levels and covers six domains (modules) of content including relevant to caring for people with ID and/or ASD: care imperatives; communication to individuals with ASD and/or ID; understanding communication from individuals with ASD and/or ID; environments of care; supporting positive behaviour; making things go well; and introduction to the NDIS.

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Foundational (CPD Points 1 hour)

A depository of foundational learning content (tiles, explainers, and videos) under the six domains that you may have previously viewed through membership of your professional nursing body is available online. You can take part in a short quiz to claim 1 hour for this level of CPD.

Intermediate (CPD Points 4 hours)

This content involves blocks of learning and a variety of information, videos, vignettes, interviews, activities, and further reading under the six domains. Following completion of the six intermediate modules, you can take part in a short quiz to claim 4 hours for this level of CPD.


The advanced level will build upon your learnings in foundational and intermediate. You will have opportunities to take part in synchronous online learning sessions with experts in the area which will begin from mid-July, 2021. This level also includes activities, videos, information, and further readings. You will also have an option to undertake an assessment and reflective essay.

Completion of the learning material at the foundational, intermediate, and advanced levels and satisfactory completion of the optional assessment will be deemed to be equivalent to one unit of AQF level 8 postgraduate study. This can be presented to universities to consider for advanced standing.

Any Questions?

If you have any queries about the learning site and CPD programme, please contact Senior Project Officer, Amy Pracilio at Southern Cross University

Research associated with this learning site has been approved by Human Research Ethics Committee at Southern Cross University. The approval number is 2021/046.

If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of this research or the researchers, write to the following:

The Ethics Complaints Officer

Southern Cross University

PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480


All information is confidential and will be handled as soon as possible.