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Effective Leadership in the Healthcare Setting

Online Course | $182

Leadership is one of the central attributes in the delivery of safe, quality patient care. It is evident that ineffective leadership is a major contributing factor to patient complications.

All healthcare professionals will be called upon at multiple points in their career to demonstrate effective leadership. While it’s a skill that comes more easily to some than others, with some people being described as ‘natural leaders’, it’s important to recognise that leadership skills can be developed.

Effective Leadership in the Healthcare Setting

Online Course | $182 (inc. GST)

About the online Course

The Effective Leadership in the Healthcare Setting online course* is designed to introduce you to the fundamental values that underpin good leadership. This online course is also included in our Advancing Leadership for Clinical Governance workshop as the pre-reading component if you are interested in a more in-depth course.

The course contains three modules:

  • Module A: Identifying your leadership potential
  • Module B: Effective leadership on the front line
  • Module C: Leading innovation and change

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of leadership in the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency context of healthcare
  • Discuss the characteristics of effective leaders
  • Appreciate your own leadership limits
  • Identify when your colleagues need leadership
  • Critically appraise and identify various domains and develop your leadership skills, even whilst you are not in a formal leadership role
  • Develop and practice leadership skills
  • Discuss the discourses that influence leadership and followership styles
  • Debate the role of innovation as either a sustaining or a disruptive technology
  • Discuss the role of design thinking as an iterative and collaborative process to develop ideas for change
  • Describe the change process and barriers to change

It is estimated that you will need to spend approximately three hours per module (nine hours in total) on this course. You don’t have to complete the course in one sitting.

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 by the accrediting bodies; RACGP, ACRRM and ACN.

Related Workshop

This online course forms the pre-reading component of the Advancing Leadership for Clinical Governance workshop. If you would like an opportunity to apply your clinical governance knowledge in an interactive setting, you may choose to purchase the workshop instead (online course included).

online Course access

Upon purchase of the course, you will have six months of online access to complete the three modules. The six month 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

This course offers the following:

  • AICG: 9 CPD Hours
  • RACGP: 9 CPD Hours
  • ACRRM: 9 PDP Credit Points
  • ACN: 9 CPD Hours


$182 (inc. GST)

Workshop eligibility

Upon completion of the online course, you will be eligible to attend the related workshop; Advancing Leadership for Clinical Governance at a 10% discounted rate.

* Please note, this course is also offered through HEAL and forms part of our flagship Certificate in Clinical Governance.

Effective Leadership in the Healthcare Setting

Online Course | $182 (inc. GST)