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Applied Clinical Governance

one-day Workshop | $649

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 later in the year. You can reserve a place in the upcoming workshops by purchasing the Certificate Course below (valid for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase) and we will be in touch with the new dates as they are made available.  

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.

As a clinician and/or a middle manager in healthcare, you have a key role to play in clinical governance as 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

one-day Workshop | $649 (inc. GST)

About the workshop

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

  • Ensure organisational and individual accountability for the patient 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 (six hour) workshop where you will explore your role in clinical governance and learn how to apply clinical governance frameworks to your environment. You will learn how to identify systems and tools that can be used to develop skills to investigate patient safety issues and to develop strategies and action plans to support quality care.

As part of the workshop, you will also gain access to the Clinical Governance online 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 two weeks prior to the workshop.

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.

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

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.

continuing professional development

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

  • Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG): 12 CPD Hours
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): 40 CPD Category 1 Points
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS): 12 CPD hours
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM): 30 PDP Credit Points
  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN): 12 CPD hours
  • Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC): 12 CPD hours


$649 (inc. GST)


The workshops are held at the HEAL/AICG office:

Level 16/120 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

learnings from participants

"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

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

Workshop | $649 (inc. GST)