Health Board Essentials modules:
Enrolment is available for either the complete program or select modules.
1. The Victorian health system (February 8, 2022)
This session will introduce you to the Victorian health system. It includes an overview of key stakeholders and types of health services, and will explore current priorities and challenges. This topic is ideal for those not familiar with Victoria’s health system or wanting to update their knowledge following recent changes.
2. Corporate Governance (February 22, 2022)
This session introduces you to best practice principles for good governance and draws on literature from the Department of Health and Human Services, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Victorian Public Sector Commission. Specific topics covered include Board roles and responsibilities, decision making, behaviours the delineation between strategy and operations.
3. Risk concepts & context (March 8, 2022)
In this session you will learn about risk definitions and language, and their relationship with strategy, quality, and safety. Practical examples of risk tools will also be explored to facilitate understanding, action, and informed decision making.
4. Clinical Governance (March 22, 2022)
This session covers the key domains of the clinical governance framework and their application to health settings. An overview of effective clinical governance systems and their practical application is also included, in addition to data systems, incident reporting and review, effective clinical risk management, and clinician engagement.
5. Finance fundamentals (April 5, 2022)
This session is designed to introduce you to foundations of financial governance including the role of directors in budget setting, monitoring, and analysing financial performance. You will also explore funding models, different types of financial statements, and key financial terms.
6. Partnering with consumers (April 19, 2022)
This session introduces you to reporting requirements related to partnering with consumers. It explores what is meant by participation, collaboration, and patient-centred approaches in healthcare, and includes examples of current practice.