Online Coroners Program

Date: 1-Apr to 15-May-2013
Cost: $350.00


The new online Coroners program will be offered over a 6 week period, participants will be able to work at their own pace and available time. There will be approximately 10-12 participants. The online social learning nature of this program will provide many opportunities for everyone in the program to interact and share questions, comments, ideas and experiences.  A guide to the time commitment for this program is approximately 1.5 hours spread across a week.  

Participants can access the program via desktop computer, laptop, ipad or mobile phone.

An easy to follow guide about online learning will be sent to participants prior to program commencement and an initial joint teleconference with all participants will be held as part of the first session. Technical support will also be available to participants if required.

Online Coronial Program Objectives

At the end of this online program, coroners will be better able to:

    • identify reportable deaths

    • make targeted autopsy decisions

    • more confidently decide whether or not to hold an inquest

    • manage an inquest more effectively.


    • What is the coroner’s role?

    • What are the purposes of a coronial investigation?

    • Making autopsy decisions

    • Should I hold an inquest?

    • How do I manage an inquest?

Online Facilitators:

    • Michael Barnes, Qld State Coroner

    • Hugh Dillon, NSW Senior Deputy State Coroner