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Certificate in Clinical Governance for Patient Safety and Quality Care

Flagship course | $1,998

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the rapidly changing environment resulting from COVID-19 and the increase in recommendations for isolation from the Australian Government, our face-to-face workshops have been postponed until further notice.

We're excited to be able to offer you our Certificate in Clinical Governance in an online format and create opportunities for health and care professionals across Australasia to learn alongside each other.  

One in every nine patients who go into hospital in Australia suffers a complication – about 900,000 patients each year. If they stay overnight, the figure rises to one in four – about 725,000 patients each year.

Clinical Governance is a concept by which all staff (clinical and non-clinical) share responsibility and accountability for safe and quality care, not just within the acute care setting, but across all sectors of healthcare delivery, including primary care, aged care, disability and mental health. This is the foundation for the Certificate in Clinical Governance for Patient Safety and Quality Care at AICG. This affordable education program will ensure that staff involved in the provision of care have an applied understanding of clinical governance standards and are armed with the tools to apply their knowledge in day-to-day care.

All hospitals must strive to lift their safety performance to the level of the best 10 percent of Australian hospitals. This would mean an extra 250,000 patients leaving hospital each year free of complications.


Flagship Course | $1,998.00 (inc. GST)

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About the Certificate

The Certificate course is tailored to empower organisations and their staff to provide better, safer patient care. It is a blended learning opportunity consisting of comprehensive online courses (approximately 21 hours of interactive learning) that are completed prior to each workshop. Our three interprofessional workshops (six contact hours per workshop) allow you to collaborate with health and care professionals across various roles and sectors in the application of knowledge and skills through scenario-based case studies. The workshops complement the content in the online courses which maps onto components of clinical governance frameworks adopted by your organisation and/or your professional association. The course content also maps onto the AICG clinical governance framework.

All AICG programs have been written by expert contractors to reflect the elements of the AICG Clinical Governance Framework, reviewed by the Course Advisory Committee and approved for continuing professional development points/hours by the accrediting bodies; RACGP, ACCRM and ACN.

Your Certificate course purchase also includes 12 months complimentary AICG membership so that you can access exclusive content and events for your professional development. You can read more about this complimentary offering below and explore the full AICG membership here. 

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Certificate structure

The three workshops and associated online courses (pre-reading) that make up the entire Certificate course are the:

Certificate course structure

The Certificate course has been designed to be flexible. Participants must complete all workshops and online courses (pre-reading) to obtain the Certificate, however, participants can purchase all components in one go, or opt to purchase and complete the individual workshops within a 12 month period. You are not required to complete the workshops in any particular order. If you purchase a workshop, the online course is automatically included and must be completed prior to the workshop date. This pre-reading will be available four weeks before the workshop commences and will remain open for four weeks after the workshop date. If you have already completed an online course (through HEAL or AICG) and wish to attend the associated workshop, a 10% reduction on the price of the workshop will apply.

continuing professional development

Each workshop and online courses are accredited for CPD points with:

  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC)
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) 

Completion of the Certificate program provides participants with significant CPD hours/points.

Workshop Accreditation (includes CPD Hours/Points for the online course (pre-reading)) AICG CPD Hours RACGP CPD Points ACRRM PDP Points ACN CPD Hours APC CPD Hours
Applied Clinical Governance 12 40 30 12 12
Building Culture & Collaboration 12 40 30 12 12
Advanced Leadership 15 18 30 15 15
Total Hours/Points 39 98 90 42 39

Certificate in clinical governance for patient safety and quality care

The Certificate in Clinical Governance for Patient Safety and Quality Care will be awarded once it has been verified that you have successfully completed all components of the Certificate course. 


$1,998 (inc.GST)

post-nominal and membership

Participants who complete the Certificate in Clinical Governance for Patient Safety & Quality Care will receive complimentary membership with AICG for a 12 month period. This 12-month membership commences on the date of your Certificate course purchase. If you have earned your Certificate by purchasing the workshops individually over time, your complimentary membership will be activated upon purchasing your third workshop and will have a commencement date of your first workshop date of purchase.

Graduates of the Certificate who complete all related assessments are eligible to use the 'Graduate' post-nominal AICGG as long as they have an active membership.

what our students say

"The opportunity to learn closely with other colleagues around Victoria was a wonderful component to the program. The personal interaction with the presenters was amazing. The Certificate course opened my eyes to a new manner of appreciating aspects of clinical governance that I did not understand and gave me the confidence to want to learn more. The program provided an atmosphere of trust and co-operation whilst still challenging each individual personally, professionally and ethically. I would highly recommend any aspiring or current manager to attend this Certificate course as they will gain a better understanding of the challenges ahead and the manner in which to deal with them."

Nurse Unit Manager, Operating Theatre.

"What an eye-opening and inspiring course for everyone involved in healthcare. The online modules were presented in an interesting and easy-to-digest manner. The workshops were enjoyable and practical, and the facilitators were engaging and friendly. Highly recommended."

General Practitioner

"I highly recommend these workshops to anyone that is interested in making change in healthcare."

Medical Administrator

"I highly recommend the AICG Certificate in Clinical Governance for clinical staff, middle managers and senior leaders. The certificate covers the areas of applied clinical governance, building culture & collaboration, and leadership in healthcare. Providing opportunity for online delivery, the workshops achieve group collaboration and provide practical examples to demystify clinical governance. Health care workers strive to provide high-quality care and these online workshops supply the tools and knowledge to assist participants and organisations to consistently achieve best care. The workshops aim to inspire health care workers to achieve more than compliance, and reinforce the need for a creative approach to improvement that engages staff at all levels."

Director, Quality, Safety & Patient Experience


Flagship Course | $1,998.00 (inc. GST)

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