Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member of the Australian College of Nursing to do the course?

No. All of the Series are open to all health professionals looking to further their career and become a leader in their role. If you are a member, you will receive a 10% discount. Find out if an Australian College of Nursing membership is right for you.

How long does it take to complete each Series?

The Leader’s Mindset Series 1 (LM1) course content is self-directed, online and it is recommended to be completed within six months. The series is made up of 5 modules, each with 4 hours of content and requires a minimum of 20 hours of study across the entire series.

The Leader’s Mindset Series 2 (LM2) course content is self-directed, online and it is recommended to be completed within six months. The series is made up of 5 modules, each with varying hours of content and requires a minimum of 30 hours of study across the entire series.

The Leader’s Communications Tool Kit Series course content is self-directed and online. The series is made up of 5 modules and is approximately 2.5 hours in total.

The Defining your Style Series course content is self-directed and online. The series is made up of 6 modules and is approximately 2.5 hours in total.

Do I have to hold an executive position to complete the Series?

No. The courses are open to all aspiring health and nurse leaders, and those wanting to take the next step in their career.

Do I need to do all modules in each of the Series?

No. Each of the Series, consists of modules; we recommend you complete the entire series; however, we understand time restraints can be a challenge. That is why each module can be purchased and completed separately.

Are the courses graded?

No. All content in each of the Series is provided via an on-demand video and accompanying work booklet. At the end of each course, you will be asked to tick a box to show you have completed the content. There are no exams or assessments, there is no grading.

Will I get CPD hours?

Yes, but only for The Leader’s Mindset Series 1 and 2. Once you complete all 5 modules and a final survey, you will be awarded 20 CPD points for LM1 and 30 CPD points for LM2. You will also receive a certificate.

If you complete one module in The Leader’s Mindset Series 1 and complete a final survey, you will be awarded CPD hours as allocated for each module. You will also receive a certificate.

If you complete one module in The Leader’s Mindset Series 2 and complete a final survey, you will be awarded CPD hours as allocated for each module. You will also receive a certificate.

The other two available Series; The Leader’s Communications Tool Kit Series and Defining your Style Series, do not count towards your continuing professional development requirements and you will not be awarded CPD hours, however they will empower your presence and leadership skills.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Please contact our Customer Service team who will answer your questions via phone 1800 061 660 or email leadership@acn.edu.au.