Introductory Training – ED Essentials training

Introductory Training – ED Essentials training
Due to very high demand, Commonwealth funded places for the IOI ED training are limited.

Please note!! Registering your interest via this portal does not guarantee a funded place.

To complete the registration process please register your Expression of Interest (EOI) via the CEED portal and you will receive a confirmation email. Please complete ALL registration steps outlined in the confirmation email to secure your funded place with the Inside Out Institute (IOI).

If you do not receive a confirmation email from CEED, please check your junk box and then contact admin at

For clinicians intending to register for CEED treatment model training and you need to complete ED Essentials training as a pre-requisite, please email

The Victorian Centre of Excellence, Inside Out Institute and the Australian Government Department of Health are collaborating to bring you ‘The Essentials’ training package as a free training in 2020.

‘The Essentials’ is a foundational eLearning training package which provides a comprehensive introduction to eating disorders for health professionals. The training addresses the nature, identification, assessment, management of eating disorders and provides an overview of evidence-based mental health treatments for eating disorders.

This training is targeted to the eating disorders professional development needs of Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Dietitians, Psychologists and other allied health professionals.

The training comprehensively addresses the basic health workforce core competencies for the safe and effective identification of and response to eating disorders identified by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. Read more from the National Practice Standards for Eating Disorders, NEDC 2020.

Satisfactory completion of The Essentials training package is a pre-requisite for CEED Eating Disorders Treatment Model training

The Essentials: Course Details

The training consists of 5 eLearning 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.


  1. Understanding eating disorders
  2. Assessment
  3. Preparation for Treatment
  4. Treatment Approaches
  5. Management across an inpatient and outpatient setting

12 Interactive Hours

The training provides 12 hours of interactive online content including expert videos (conducted by renowned Australian and international specialists in the field, as well as feedback from consumers with lived experience and their families), role-plays, interactive exercises and quizzes.

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