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Clinical Governance for boards

Online Course | $450

Understand the responsibilities of Board Directors in the area of clinical governance, through this Clinical Governance for Boards online course.

Good clinical governance places an emphasis on systemic approaches to safety and quality, rather than reactive, short-term fixes. It draws on the experiences of consumers and the contributions of all staff, as well as organisation-level strategies and continuous quality improvement.

Clinical Governance for Boards

Online Course | $450.00

About the Online Course

Clinical governance refers to the systems and practices that organisations implement to:

  • Support organisational and individual accountability for the safety and quality of care
  • Maintain high standards of care
  • Continuously improve the quality of service delivery

Everyone working in acute care, aged care, primary care, disability, or mental health has a key role to play in clinical governance. However, that role will differ depending on whether you're a clinician at the coalface, a manager or a Board Director. By enrolling in this online course, you will explore some common probes that can assist Directors to seek comfort in clinical governance, regardless of whether or not you have a clinical background.

Want to enrol multiple staff members in the Certificate course? Email Richard Huysmans at for assistance.

The course contains eight modules:

  • Module A: Clinical Governance - a background
  • Module B: The responsibilities of Directors
  • Module C: Understanding Clinical Governance
  • Module D: The role of Directors in Making Care Better
  • Module E: Understanding Care
  • Module F: A Framework for Clinical Governance
  • Module G: Data, Accreditation and Sub-Committee
  • Module H: The future of Clinical Governance

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand:

  • What clinical governance is, what it means and why it matters to your organisation
  • The fiduciary responsibilities of Directors for the quality of care provided by your organisation
  • How the Board can understand the quality of care provided in your organisation
  • How the Board can understand risk as it relates to clinical care
  • How the Board can help to lead on making your organisation a high-performing organisation
  • Examples of frameworks to support Directors in their thinking
  • Where the clinical governance agenda may take us over the next 10 years
  • How to focus on the governance of the organisation. Whilst we acknowledge that clinical governance is "everyone's responsibility", Directors of healthcare organisations have special responsibilities to ensure that care, our core business, is delivered well.

It is estimated that you will need to spend approximately three hours in total on this online course, which can be completed over multiple days.

All AICG programs have been written by experts to reflect the elements of the AICG Clinical Governance Framework, reviewed by the Course Advisory Committee and approved for continuing professional development points/hours. Please check respective courses for CPD points/hours and approval by accrediting bodies.  

online Course Access

Upon purchase of the course, you will have four weeks of online access to complete the three modules. The four-week period begins from the time of purchase and you can return to the course at any time within the period you are subscribed.

Certificate of completion

After successfully completing all modules of this course you will receive a certificate of completion, which you should retain for your records.

continuing professional development

Participants can record up to 3 CPD hours for undertaking the Clinical Governance online course and the Board workshop. 


$450 (inc. GST)

Workshop eligibility

Upon completing the online course, you will be eligible to attend the related workshop; Applied Clinical Governance for Boards at a 10% discounted rate.

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Clinical Governance for Boards

Online Course | $450.00