Courses and programs

Safe Sleep


Welcome to the eLearning module Safe Sleep.

The term SUDI refers to Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy. SUDI is used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under 12 months of age. The majority of these occur in the sleep environment. Safe sleep practices have already made a huge difference in reducing SUDI deaths. This module will help you explore your role in promoting safe sleep messages and helping to save more babies' lives.

Warning - This module contains information that may be emotionally confronting for some people. If you find it raises any concerns please speak to your manager or contact the Employee Assistance program or insert relevant support services such as Lifeline, Headspace ….

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are advised that the following module may contain images of people who have passed away.

A certificate is issued on completion.


On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • list the six modifiable risk factors
  • identify strategies for having conversations regarding safe sleep practices with parents
  • describe the common misconceptions of safe sleep
  • explain the factors that affect adherence to safer sleep practices.


This module is designed for NSW Health staff who provide care to infants under 12 months of age, or new parents and families and may qualify for up to 0.4 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.