HLA Professional Development, Education and Training

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Education and training

|  PD Scheme Competencies and Course Map  |  Digital Health Information Services Course  |  Events  |  Past PD  |


PD Scheme

Become a Health Specialisation Certified Professional.

Competencies and Course Map

HLA Competencies 2018

HLA aims to help health library staff to identify courses and learning programs that will contribute to their professional development, and if desired to gain recognition as a Certified Professional (Health)

Health librarianship courses and PD mapped to HLA Competency Areas

The Competency Mapping work has produced a list of approximately 110 health-related courses, events and programs offered in 2019 that are relevant to health librarians and technicians in Australia. The courses are also mapped to HLA's eight competency areas.

The Courses List is available here.

We welcome your feedback on the list, and suggestions of new items to add. Please send these to BuntingJ@ramsayhealth.com.au.

Digital Health Information Services Course (updates Health Librarianship Essentials)

This fully online course will be run again in semester 2, 2019. Please register your interest by emailing Cecily Gilbert: health-informatics@unimelb.edu.au

This is a rigorous and rewarding 12-week fully online program for aspiring health information professionals, or for experienced health librarians wanting to update their skills in the contemporary digital health setting. Modules include essential content on e-health in Australia, digital health information and data sources, evidence-based practice, and health knowledge management technologies. The course is led by a team of experienced educators and industry professionals. You can complete the optional assessment for academic credit, or choose to receive a Certificate of Completion. PD points for professional accreditation are also awarded. More details at Short Courses : Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences



PD Calendar 2019

Events to support your professional development – 2019





Information Online 2019 Hilton Hotel Sydney  Mon 11 Feb - Fri 15 Feb 
PD Day and Workshops Melbourne (Venue to be confirmed) Dates to be confirmed

If you are looking for conferences that you can link in with you travels, keep eye on the site “International Library Related Conferences” maintained by James Thull, Associate Professor, Specials Collections Librarian, Montana State University Library and Marian Dworaczek, Librarian Emeritus University of Saskatchewan Library.


Past PD:

HLA PD – Program and Presentations

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015 (Satellite event for the EBLIP8 Conference, Brisbane, July 9th)
  • 2014 (Joint Collaboration Conference, HLA News Special Edition) 
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • ALIA/AGLIN Forum ‘Change, challenges and opportunities: recasting your library skills’, 9th Sept 2015: Creating the health librarian professional workforce for the future presented by Ann Ritchie, HLA Convenor presentation and notes