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Applied Clinical Governance

one-day Workshop (+ online pre-reading) | $810

Clinical Governance. Care Governance. Support Governance. However you refer to it, 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 patients and the contributions of all staff as well as organisation-level strategies.

Everyone working in acute care, aged care, primary care, disability, or mental health has a key role to play in clinical governance. Whether you are a clinician, a care worker or part of middle management or the Executive, you are an important contributor to the identification of quality improvement goals, the design and implementation of quality improvement initiatives and the evaluation of outcomes within your professional setting.

Applied Clinical Governance

Digital Workshops | $810 (Inc. GST)

Applied Clinical Governance

Face-To-Face Workshops | $810 (inc. GST)

About the workshop

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

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

Workshop structure

The Applied Clinical Governance workshop is an interactive one day (eight hour) workshop where you will explore your role in clinical governance and learn how to apply clinical governance frameworks to your environment - be it in acute care, aged care, primary care, disability or mental health. You will learn how to identify systems and tools that can be used to develop skills to investigate safety issues and to develop strategies and action plans to support quality care. The principles are applicable across all sectors.

As part of the workshop, you will also gain access to the Clinical Governance online course (which can be purchased as a stand-alone course), which serves as the pre-reading that informs the workshop content. You are required to complete the online course, which will be made available 4 weeks prior to the workshop and will close 6 months after your workshop is completed.

The online course (pre-reading) consists of three modules:

  • Module A: Introduction to clinical governance
  • Module B: The role of quality and safety in healthcare
  • Module C: Credentialing and professional development in clinical governance

It is estimated that you will need to spend approximately two hours per module (six hours in total) on this online component1, which can be completed over multiple days.

The Applied Clinical Governance workshop forms one-third of the Certificate in Clinical Governance, AICG's flagship course.

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.

Want to enrol multiple staff members in Applied Clinical Governance? Email Richard Huysmans at for assistance.

Who can do this workshop?

The Applied Clinical Governance workshop is for frontline clinicians, middle managers and senior managers working in health and care sectors. If you are an executive or a director looking to understand clinical governance at the board level, Applied Clinical Governance for Boards course might be what you're looking for.

Certificate of completion

Upon successful completion of this workshop (including pre and post-assessment), you will receive a certificate which you should retain for your records2.

Delivery formats

AICG workshops are conducted in two formats; face-to-face and online. Participants are able to choose which delivery format they prefer. 


Face-to-face workshops are held at the HEAL/AICG office in Melbourne CBD. Our office is located directly across from Southern Cross station, making commuting via public transport easy. All workshops include morning and afternoon tea and a lunch voucher to purchase your lunch at one of our local vendors.

Location: Level 16/120 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $810 (inc. GST)


Digital workshops take place via Zoom Meetings. You will receive instructions upon purchasing a course. For more information about Zoom and the recommended system requirements, please click here

Cost: $810 (inc. GST)

continuing professional development

This workshop (including the pre-reading) offers the following:

  • Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG): 13 CPD Hours
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): 13 CPD Hours
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM): 13 CPD Hours
  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN): 13 CPD hours

What our students say

"The first thing I am going to do is go back and ask my team 'how do we know we give safe care?' I now realise that I can and should make a difference in my team even though we are small, and not get overwhelmed by the system."

Palliative Care Doctor

"I never realised I could actually help in my position."

Clinical Governance team member for an insurer

"I realise now how I need to phrase the questions to staff to communicate better and get their buy-in."

Hospital Risk person

"As a rehab trainee, even though we have had some exposure in a ward setting I have personally not had an in-depth access to the field of clinical governance. I felt that this course gave me an understanding of what can be done in a simple way to ensure ongoing learning and system changes. My main take-home message was small incremental steps are important to make changes and they don't have to be something major."

Rehabilitation Medical Registrar, NSW Health

"I really enjoyed the facilitator, the other attendees and their comments and relevance to me. I enjoyed the graphical presentation and links to references."

Risk and Compliance Officer, Northeast Health Wangaratta

1. Participants who attend the workshop automatically gain access to the online course, however it can also be purchased separately. If you have already completed this course, you will still have access to the modules as part of the workshop for your review.

2. This course constitutes one-third of the AICG’s Certificate course in Clinical Governance. For more information click here.

Applied Clinical Governance

Digital Workshops | $810 (Inc. GST)

Applied Clinical Governance

Face-to-Face Workshops | $810 (Inc. GST)
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