CENA Education returns in 2021

In line with government guidelines in each State and Territory, CENA will be offering face to face education in 2021.  Dates, details and locations will be advertised on the CENA website, as they are confirmed.  

Education Objectives

The College of Emergency Nursing (CENA) aims to define and promote the education and specialised skills of emergency nurses, by the delivery of educational opportunities to emergency nurses in Australasia that are based on best practice and evidence and by consulting with tertiary partners.  In delivering on this objective, CENA provides a wide range of educational opportunities.

5 Minute Fridays

Each Friday, CENA publishes a resource containing ‘bite-sized’ education on a patient presentation that could present to your emergency department.  CENA members receive a weekly email containing the resource, and copies are posted online via social media.  There, colleagues share thoughts and experiences on the topic, and consider how the patient might be cared for in their own departments. Find links to these conversations below.

Here, you will find downloadable versions of CENA’s 5 Minute Friday (5MF) resources.  We encourage you to share them online using the hashtag #CENAOrg5MF or distribute within your workplace.  You might consider using the topics as a conversation starter for your own intra-department education, forward it to your staff, or simply print and post in the tea-room.

Whichever way you choose to utilise the education, we hope you enjoy 5 Minute Fridays. If you’ve got more food for thought, or would like to request a topic, email your suggestions to


The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia have partnered with Think, Ask, Learn to deliver all fellows and members a monthly webinar series.

Each month a new presentation will be delivered live via webcast at 2000 AEST. The presentation will also be available for members to download for the 60 days following the live presentation, so if you can’t swap your shift to attend ‘live’ listen in later on for some evidence-based updates on ED care.

Register for upcoming webinars here

The live webinar uses an Adobe product. To watch the live presentation users will need to download the free app “Adobe® Connect™ Mobile for iOS” from the app store.   Users then need to cut and paste the link into the app browser to access the session.

Members can access the previous two webinars free of charge.  Click here to access.

Past Webinar Open Access Recordings

CENA makes some webinar recordings available to both members and non-members

April 2020 - Caring for the Critical and Ventilated COVID-19 Patient in the ED

Click on the image below to view the webinar


To watch the webinars at a later date, you will need to download a converter app (Puffin Web Browser from iTunes Store).  Other Mac products such as laptops and desktops are not affected by this and can be viewed through their browser. We have quite a number of people that login on iPads without any issues.

A Reflective Practice Tool is available here to help you gather evidence of your learning for your CPD portfolio or check out CPD apps on the Resources page.

The aim of this tool is to assist you with the process of reflecting on your experience within any learning opportunity – from a formal course to an interesting event in your everyday practice.  This reflection tool may enable you to take what you learn in the webinar away with your and on into your everyday working practice.


The CENA Trauma Nursing Program (TNP) is an important initiative in trauma education for nurses in Australia. Australasian in context, this program provides instruction on the principles of trauma care, the opportunity to explore skills relevant to the trauma setting and seeks to develop the ability of Australian nurses to deliver trauma care in a variety of settings.

Click here to visit the CENA TNP page.

Education Calendar

Click the calendar to view all upcoming CENA education - TNP courses, webinars, branch education meetings as well as other relevant education opportunites are listed on the CENA Education Calendar.