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Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG) to sponsor eight places on the online AICG certificate in clinical governance course.

Aim of the course

The course will empower organisations and their staff to provide better, safer patient care. It is a learning opportunity consisting of three comprehensive online learning modules (pre-work of approximately 21 hours of interactive learning) which are completed prior to attending an online workshop for each module.

The workshops take place via Zoom (eight contact hours per workshop) and will allow you to collaborate with health professionals to apply knowledge and skills through scenario-based case studies. The workshops complement the content in the online learning modules and align with components of clinical governance frameworks, adopted by your health organisation and/or your professional association. They also align with the New Zealand clinical governance framework outlined in Clinical Governance – guidance for health and disability providers.

Course content

The three workshops and online learning modules that make up the course are:

  • applied clinical governance workshop and clinical governance online course
  • building culture and collaboration workshop and the cultural and collaboration online course
  • advanced leadership in healthcare workshop and the effective leadership in the healthcare setting online course

Visit the AICG certificate in clinical governance web page for a detailed course outline.

Course dates

Participants must complete all online learning modules and workshops to obtain the certificate. The course is designed to be flexible; the online learning modules can be completed in your own time, up to four weeks prior to the workshops. Workshops will be delivered from 11am–7pm NZST on the following dates. 

Module November course February course
Applied clinical governance 25 November 2020 5 February 2021
Building culture and collaboration 26 November 2020 12 February 2021
Advanced leadership in healthcare 27 November 2020 26 February 2021
Full attendance and participation

The course has been carefully designed so that every workshop delivers learning that is essential to obtaining the certificate. As such, full attendance and participation for the duration of the course is essential. Expectations are:

  • full commitment to complete four to six hours of pre-work prior to each workshop
  • full commitment to attend all three eight-hour workshops.
Sponsor support

Organisation sponsors are pivotal to the participant’s success. The role of the sponsor is to:

  • enable the participant’s attendance and the time to apply the learning
  • ensure the participant’s role stability to ensure continuity throughout the course
  • maintain the priority of course attendance in the face of competing demands.
Course fees

The Commission will fund all course fees for the eight successful applicants. The participant’s organisation will contribute by supporting the participant’s allocated time for them to participate in all online learning modules and workshops.

Apply for a sponsored space

To apply for a space, liaise with your organisational sponsor then email your completed registration form (116KB, docx) to Paula Farrand (paula.farrand@hqsc.govt.nz) with ‘AICG certificate course’ in the subject line. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 28 August 2020. 

Last updated 24/07/2020

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