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About Us

Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP)

Our Vision..

Healthier Children Globally

Our Mission..

To empower healthcare professionals treating children and young people globally with best practice in paediatrics.

Our History

The program started in 1992 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (RAHC) as a Diploma in Child Health for doctors in Sydney and expanded into the ACT in 1988 followed by rural NSW and subsequently to other states of Australia.

Internationally, the program was first established in 2005 in Hong Kong with quotability from the Hong Kong Medical Council.

Interdisciplinary learning emerged in 2008, when the first nurse successfully completed this program. Since then 345 nurses from a variety of Australian and international locations have completed the International Postgraduate Paediatric Nurse Certificate.

The name International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate (IPPC) was introduced in 2009.

As at 2017, the IPPC program has expanded to include 25 countries largely through enthusiastic feedback from participants and alumni who tell their colleagues about the benefits of their paediatric learning.

In November 2017, to comply with changes in the Higher Education sector, the program was renamed as the Sydney Child Health Program reflecting the origin of its supporting organisations, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and The University of Sydney. The program content remains contemporary, educating health professionals all over the world with evidence-based, best practice content building knowledge, skills and confidence.

As of December 2019, SCHP boasts more than 9500 plus alumni nationally and internationally. The SCHP has a global reach with participants in 28 countries.

Technology allows the program to delivered online, readily accessed and provides a world-class digital learning environment.



Where we deliver the Sydney Child Health Program

Please click on the country of interest below to see a detailed view of where we deliver our program.