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CPD30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)125
First Published
Updated16 September 2019
Expires 16 September 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Mandatory Training Module is intended to help you develop an understanding of the importance of incident reports and the role they have in monitoring and improving workplace practices. It will teach you how to identify which incidents warrant a report, what is meant by a 'near-miss' incident, and how to write an incident report correctly.

Validation of Learning
  • Evidence that you have read the relevant incident-related policies and procedures for your workplace.
  • Read and upload to your CPD portfolio the relevant 'Code of Practice' of your profession.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify why it is necessary for you to report an incident to another person or entity.
  • Know how to report an incident and the requirements and obligations you have at/under law.
  • Know what is expected of you in regard to appropriate report writing.

The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.


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Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

125 Total Rating(s)
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Lynda Caddie-Reed
22 Feb 2020

Very informative and relevant.

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Emma Johnson
22 Feb 2020

I really enjoyed undertaking this module as it helped me to understand who should report at what time and incident of hazard takes place. I also hope that the knowledge I learned by partaking in this module, I can pass onto colleagues, so that they can increase their confidence on hazard and incident reporting.

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Nigel Bateman
22 Feb 2020

Clear, concise and engaging.

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Sharon graham
21 Feb 2020

Fabulous course

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stanley catts
20 Feb 2020

So pertinent today with legal issues that one doesn,t expose themselves to being pulled before a Coronors Court.

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Melissa Bain
19 Feb 2020

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Hayley chamberlain
18 Feb 2020

Excellent information, very informative

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Hayley chamberlain
18 Feb 2020

Excellent information, very informative

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Youngmin Jeon
13 Feb 2020

Good course

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Shirley Koch
12 Feb 2020

Informative and well presented course