The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders

The Essentials’ eLearning training comprehensively addresses the nature, identification, assessment and treatment of eating disorders. It will provide you with comprehensive training in the medical, psychological and dietetic management of people with eating disorders.

The Essentials’ training provides relevant professional development in the area of Eating Disorders suitable for Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Dietitians, Psychologists and other allied health professionals.

This training consists of 5 modules that can be completed at your own pace, each providing 3.5 hours of continuous professional development (CPD), for a total of 17.5 hours of CPD for the complete program.


This highly interactive online course includes expert videos (conducted by renowned Australian and international specialists in the field, as well as feedback from sufferers and their families), role-plays, interactive exercises and quizzes. A flexible learning format allows you to tailor your learning experience to a basic or more challenging level.

“99% of users would recommend the training program to other clinicians working with people with an eating disorder”

There are 5 modules which will equip you with an understanding of the central issues in the field and the skills required in each step of the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of clients, for both children and adults, across all major eating disorder diagnoses.

Topics are varied and include:

  • Background and diagnostic issues
  • Medical, nutritional and mental health assessment and the considerations that are unique to the assessment process in Eating Disorders
  • Planning and preparation for treatment
  • The different techniques and treatments suitable for the Eating Disorders
  • Key concepts in treating clients in different service settings

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NSW Health subsidises this training for NSW Health employees. To find out if you are eligible for subsidised access please link in with your local eating disorder coordinator click here


“All clinicians that see people with eating disorders should complete the program.”

 “Thank you very much, it was very useful to me and enhanced my confidence in seeing patients with disordered eating.”


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