Sydney Child Health Program

About us

SCHP is delivered by the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the largest network of hospital and healthcare services for children in Australia.

While our office is located within the Westmead Health Precinct, our program reaches across national and international borders to develop long-term partnerships that align with our vision for Healthier Children Globally. Our long-term affiliations with collaborating partners internationally supports our growth in regions where access to paediatric education may be needed the most.

What we do


The Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP) was established at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (RAHC) Sydney, as a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) for doctors. The program quickly gained momentum and in 1998 expanded into the ACT and shortly followed into other states across Australia.

In November 2017, the program was renamed as Sydney Child Health Program to align with the changes in the Higher Education sector and reflect the origin of its supporting organisations – Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the University of Sydney.

As of 2022, more than 11,000 health professionals have completed the program in over 49 countries. 

Our programs continue to evolve to suit the busy health professional juggling work and study striving to improve and advocate for child health outcomes. 


The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network provides a range of paediatric learning opportunities to healthcare professionals in the community. Sign up to our Learning Platform to browse all courses.