Each year, Rare Voices Australia (RVA) coordinates an Education Program for RVA Partners and engages in wider based education activities as needed. RVA’s Education Program is tailored towards the needs of our RVA Partners and is delivered both online and via face-to-face events.

RVA’s 2021 Education Program

In 2021, RVA’s Speakers Program focused on encouraging key stakeholders in the sector to engage with the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases (the Action Plan). During five sessions, speakers provided education about rare diseases, the importance of the Action Plan and how the sector can use the policy document to drive implementation and change. RVA staff, members of the RVA Board and RVA’s Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee were among the speakers selected.

The Speakers Program:

  • Educated a range of rare disease stakeholders including rare disease organisations, clinicians and researchers about the Action Plan and how they can use the policy document to guide their work.
  • Provided tangible in-kind support and capacity for a range of conferences, meetings, and information sessions.
  • Assisted in facilitating effective working relationships and networking opportunities with the broader sector.

RVA’s Online Education Portal

To complement the workshops, webinars and customised mentoring support provided to RVA Partner organisations, RVA has launched a new Online Education Portal. Available 24/7, the site will contain a number of open and partner only resources that will be added to over time.

These courses are both partner only access and are available to RVA Partners and the RVA Round Table of Companies. You can learn more about the benefits of becoming an RVA Partner here. Find out more about the RVA Round Table of Companies here. Open access resources will be added in 2022.

Accessing RVA’s Online Education Portal

If you are an RVA Partner or an RVA Round Table of Companies representative, after you register, you will gain access to both available courses after RVA approves your application (you’ll receive a confirmation email). We encourage all team members within your organisation to register and complete the trainings. Once you have successfully completed a course, you will receive a certificate. Register now.

Contact RVA if you have any queries about our Education Program or if you experience technical issues when trying to access the Online Education Portal.