The International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate/International Postgraduate Paediatric Nurse Certificate



The International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate (IPPC) team from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network aims to improve child health globally by empowering healthcare professionals treating children and young people through a sustainable model of education demonstrating best practice especially in developing countries.

The reach of this program meets demand throughout Australia, extending to 25 countries, especially developing countries with high rates of infant and child mortality. Their relatively few doctors and nurses have limited access to latest in paediatric teaching and constrained capacity to afford international education.

Conducted within each country, IPPC is a, self-funded, not-for-profit course, strengthening capacity to save children’s lives. Scaled course fees in each country ensures that it is affordable by doctors and nurses; those in developing countries are cross subsidised by those in developed countries.

IPPC comprises annually updated webcasts, self-study, tutorials from local paediatric experts and a comprehensive assessment. Appreciative alumni value free lifelong access.

A. Prof. Kathryn Currow

Executive Principal, Diploma in Child Health / International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Adjunct A/Professor Kathryn Currow has been the Executive Principal of the Diploma in Child Health and International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate since 1997. Formerly she was a GP in solo practice for 12 years, then spent 19 years in the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. She has a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people globally through effective education for healthcare professionals from the Diploma in Child Health / International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate. This course empowers doctors who care for children and young people by providing them with essential knowledge, confidence and skills for use in their day to day practice. Kathryn has been involved with this course for the past 21 years, guiding and promoting the course both in Australia and overseas.