Education & training

Larter is a leading primary health sector educator. We aim to educate and motivate to help build a high performing, confident and multidisciplinary health workforce.

We create and deliver education for primary health professionals including general practitioners, primary health nurses, non-clinical practice staff, allied health professionals, medical students and registrars.

Larter can develop education for health professionals in various formats including face-to-face, webinars and online learning modules, based on an assessment of your organisation’s training needs.

Larter also delivers a suite of evidence-based education modules that can be tailored to your context – whether it be a community health service, general practice or Primary Health Network.

Read more about our modules below

Primary health nurses

Using Practice Data to Improve Health and Business Outcomes

General practice data contains critical clinical information that can be extracted to improve patient health and achieve business outcomes. Larter has developed an interactive workshop to engage practices in a discussion on the effective use of practice data. The workshop delivers a facilitated discussion where participants are invited to share and discuss their own experiences, as well as engage with case studies that showcase the work of practices who have achieved improved health outcomes and/or business efficiency through data analysis.

Using Effective Communication to Deal With Aggressive Behaviours

Health professionals and staff working in primary health care settings are often subject to aggressive behaviour. These behaviours may occur for various reasons related to health, social or psychological issues or the environment. Effective communication strategies are essential to manage aggressive behaviours and prevent escalation to violence. Larter has developed a practical workshop to engage participants in discussion about aggressive behaviour and provide participants the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate effective communication strategies to reduce aggression and maintain a safe working environment for all.

Managing Infection Risk in Primary Health Care Settings

Infection control requires a risk management approach to ensure the safety of patients and the community. Our module identifies infection control best practice principles and the quality management systems necessary to manage infection risk in the primary health care setting.  By engaging with case studies, participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences as well as demonstrate their understanding of a risk management approach.

Extending knowledge and skills in using the Medicare Benefits Schedule for Chronic Disease Management

Ensuring health professionals have the knowledge and skills to use Medicare Benefits Schedule funding, assists health services to fund various services and comply with Medicare rules. We provide MBS training ranging from introductory modules for new health professionals, to more complex modules on multidisciplinary care planning through the CDM-EPC items and allied health rebates, diabetes care, and mental health care. Our sessions always address known Medicare compliance issues. Case studies, Q&A activities and humour turns a potentially dry topic into an engaging, interactive session.

Triage in General Practice Settings

Practice managers and reception staff are usually the first port of call for access to primary health care. They make decisions about who receives an appointment that day, who needs immediate care, or who can wait until the next available appointment. These are not clinical decisions, but what guides this decision making? This module identifies the relevant RACGP standards, practice systems and processes that should be established by the clinical and management team to safely implement triage in general practice settings and allows participants the opportunity to engage in discussion around triage case scenarios.

GPs, medical registrars and medical students

GP Mental Health Skills Training (Primary Pathway) (Level 1)

This training supports general practitioners to develop and improve their skills in the assessment, treatment, monitoring and review of patients presenting with mental health issues.  It will also assist the preparation of evidence-based General Practice Mental Health Treatment Plans (GPMHTPs).

The program is practical and interactive, and aims to build on participants’ existing knowledge and skills. It has been developed with consumer and carer input, enabling participants to reflect the perspectives of people who have a lived experience of mental illness and the carers and family who support them.

VR GPs who complete this training will be able to claim higher MBS item number rebates (#2715 and #2717) for the preparation of General Practice Mental Health Treatment Plans (GPMHTPs).  Non-VR GPs who complete the training may be eligible to claim higher rebate items #281 and #282.  (Note – must have a Medicare Provider Number in order to attract higher MBS rebates).

Duration: 8 hours

Style: eLearning workshops – interactive

This course is accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC), RACGP CPD Accredited Activity, pending ACRRM accreditation for the 2020–22 triennium. This training is being delivered in partnership with CheckUP Australia.

Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (Level 2)

This training enables GPs to become a registered provider of CBT-derived Focussed Psychological Strategies counselling to patients in their practice.  Focussed Psychological Strategies are evidence-based mental health care management strategies.

The training will suit GPs that are interested in further development of their mental health treatment skills so that they can treat some of the most common mental health problems seen in general practice including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Completion of the training will allow GPs to claim MBS item numbers #2721, #2723, #2725 and #2727 for the provision of FPS.­­  (Note – must have a Medicare Provider Number in order to claim MBS items).

Duration: 20 hours

Style: 8 hour online learning component followed by 4 x 3 hour eLearning workshops

This course is accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) as Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) pending RACGP and/or ACRRM accreditation for the 2020–22 triennium. This training is being delivered in partnership with CheckUP Australia.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed Level 1 GP Mental Health Skills Training.

Using Practice Data to Improve Health and Business Outcomes

General practice data contains critical clinical information that can be extracted to improve patient health and achieve business outcomes. Larter has developed an interactive workshop to engage practices in a discussion on the effective use of practice data. The workshop delivers a facilitated discussion where participants are invited to share and discuss their own experiences, as well as engage with case studies that showcase the work of practices who have achieved improved health outcomes and/or business efficiency through data analysis.

Extending knowledge and skills in using the Medicare Benefits Schedule for Chronic Disease Management

Ensuring health professionals have the knowledge and skills to use Medicare Benefits Schedule funding, assists health services to fund various services and comply with Medicare rules. We provide MBS training ranging from introductory modules for new health professionals, to more complex modules on multidisciplinary care planning through the CDM-EPC items and allied health rebates, diabetes care, and mental health care. Our sessions always address known Medicare compliance issues. Case studies, Q&A activities and humour turns a potentially dry topic into an engaging, interactive session.

Using Effective Communication to Deal With Aggressive Behaviours

Health professionals and staff working in primary health care settings are often subject to aggressive behaviour. These behaviours may occur for various reasons related to health, social or psychological issues or the environment. Effective communication strategies are essential to manage aggressive behaviours and prevent escalation to violence. Larter has developed a practical workshop to engage participants in discussion about aggressive behaviour and provide participants the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate effective communication strategies to reduce aggression and maintain a safe working environment for all.

Management and administrative staff

Using Practice Data to Improve Health and Business Outcomes

General practice data contains critical clinical information that can be extracted to improve patient health and achieve business outcomes. Larter has developed an interactive workshop to engage practices in a discussion on the effective use of practice data. The workshop delivers a facilitated discussion where participants are invited to share and discuss their own experiences, as well as engage with case studies that showcase the work of practices who have achieved improved health outcomes and/or business efficiency through data analysis.

Using Effective Communication to Deal With Aggressive Behaviours

Health professionals and staff working in primary health care settings are often subject to aggressive behaviour. These behaviours may occur for various reasons related to health, social or psychological issues or the environment. Effective communication strategies are essential to manage aggressive behaviours and prevent escalation to violence. Larter has developed a practical workshop to engage participants in discussion about aggressive behaviour and provide participants the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate effective communication strategies to reduce aggression and maintain a safe working environment for all.

Triage in General Practice Settings

Practice managers and reception staff are usually the first port of call for access to primary health care. They make decisions about who receives an appointment that day, who needs immediate care, or who can wait until the next available appointment. These are not clinical decisions, but what guides this decision making? This module identifies the relevant RACGP standards, practice systems and processes that should be established by the clinical and management team to safely implement triage in general practice settings and allows participants the opportunity to engage in discussion around triage case scenarios.

Extending knowledge and skills in using the Medicare Benefits Schedule for Chronic Disease Management

Ensuring health professionals have the knowledge and skills to use Medicare Benefits Schedule funding, assists health services to fund various services and comply with Medicare rules. We provide MBS training ranging from introductory modules for new health professionals, to more complex modules on multidisciplinary care planning through the CDM-EPC items and allied health rebates, diabetes care, and mental health care. Our sessions always address known Medicare compliance issues. Case studies, Q&A activities and humour turns a potentially dry topic into an engaging, interactive session.

Managing Infection Risk in Primary Health Care Settings

Infection control requires a risk management approach to ensure the safety of patients and the community. Our module identifies infection control best practice principles and the quality management systems necessary to manage infection risk in the primary health care setting.  By engaging with case studies, participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences as well as demonstrate their understanding of a risk management approach.

Allied health

Using Practice Data to Improve Health and Business Outcomes

General practice data contains critical clinical information that can be extracted to improve patient health and achieve business outcomes. Larter has developed an interactive workshop to engage practices in a discussion on the effective use of practice data. The workshop delivers a facilitated discussion where participants are invited to share and discuss their own experiences, as well as engage with case studies that showcase the work of practices who have achieved improved health outcomes and/or business efficiency through data analysis.

Surviving a Medicare Audit

Medicare compliance is a relatively new concept for allied health professionals but is of great interest to their practice. This workshop describes Medicare’s compliance program and outlines what allied health professionals may be audited for. We also include an interactive Q&A about chronic disease management MBS items, including how best to work with GPs for multidisciplinary care, which records to keep, and reporting requirements.

Using Effective Communication to Deal With Aggressive Behaviours

Health professionals and staff working in primary health care settings are often subject to aggressive behaviour. These behaviours may occur for various reasons related to health, social or psychological issues or the environment. Effective communication strategies are essential to manage aggressive behaviours and prevent escalation to violence. Larter has developed a practical workshop to engage participants in discussion about aggressive behaviour and provide participants the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate effective communication strategies to reduce aggression and maintain a safe working environment for all.

Managing Infection Risk in Primary Health Care Settings

Infection control requires a risk management approach to ensure the safety of patients and the community. Our module identifies infection control best practice principles and the quality management systems necessary to manage infection risk in the primary health care setting.  By engaging with case studies, participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences as well as demonstrate their understanding of a risk management approach.

Extending knowledge and skills in using the Medicare Benefits Schedule for Chronic Disease Management

Ensuring health professionals have the knowledge and skills to use Medicare Benefits Schedule funding, assists health services to fund various services and comply with Medicare rules. We provide MBS training ranging from introductory modules for new health professionals, to more complex modules on multidisciplinary care planning through the CDM-EPC items and allied health rebates, diabetes care, and mental health care. Our sessions always address known Medicare compliance issues. Case studies, Q&A activities and humour turns a potentially dry topic into an engaging, interactive session.

Talk to Megan Clark about your training needs.