External Events Allocated AAPM CPD Points

Part of AAPM's Professional Development Program is the allocation of CPD points, which assists members in reaching and maintaining their professionally recognised status as AAPM Certified Practice Managers and Fellows. AAPM has extended this service to educational programs external to AAPM to allow AAPM members to account for their participation in such courses.


  • For educational programs delivered by external providers, CPD points are NOT automatically added to your membership profile. You will need to use the self service area of the website and add them manually. More information & instructions.
  • You will also need to upload documentation as proof of attendance or evidence of completion. The education provider responsible for the program will provide this for you.
  • CPD points for programs/events delivered by AAPM (i.e. not external providers) will automatically be added to your membership profile on satisfactory completion, provided you are logged in to the website when you register for the event.


Certificate IV Practice Management Webinar Education Program (UNEP)

(3 CPD Points per module/webinar)

This is a series of 10 webinars to support the learning within the Certificate IV in Business and Certificate IV in Leadership and Management offered as customised operational practice management courses by UNE Partnerships.

  • Assess the role that risk management plays in a 21st century practice
  • Lead and communicate with a diverse team of people to more effectively achieve the best results for your practice
  • Understand the financial aspects of the practice as a business, especially the information conveyed in financial statements
  • Apply basic marketing techniques to attract new patients
  • Analyse client/patient needs and develop strategies to improve services in response to change

This qualification is suited to applicants who are responsible for the operational management of a practice, and working under the guidance of a practice manager or principal

  • Supported learning environment
  • Course theory applied to real world Practices
  • Designed for any health practice staff, professionals, principals and students
  • Dedicated Assessment assistance
  • Experts that assess the course deliver the training

For more information and to register your interest or apply CALL UNEP on (02) 6773 0020

Common Challenges & Finding the Resources you need (GPTQ)

cpd button9 August 2018, 12:30pm to 3.00pm
Springwood Tower Hotel | 9 Murrajong Road, Springwood QLD
  • Improve awareness of the PI documents and the scope of information they cover
  • Have an understanding of how to use to PI App to address training concerns and queries
  • Approach to prevention of problems Approach to solutions once problems arise

More information & registration

Developing and evaluating a set of standards to promote quality and safety in Australian general practice

This six-hour activity is being run by RACGP and AGPAL in partnership. It is being offered to GPs and their practice teams through an EOI process or an invitation from AGPAL. AAPM members who are involved with their GPs in this program are able to obtain 12 CPD points as an outcome of their participation.

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Health Care Homes Online Training Modules (AGPAL)

These six online training modules are currently only available for practices participating in the stage one rollout of the Health Care Homes model.

Completing ALL modules will earn 97.5 AAPM CPD points. Individual modules attract different numbers of CPD points as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Health Care Homes (7.5 points)
  • Module 2: Engaged leadership (10 points)
  • Module 3: Patient enrolment and payment processes (10 points)
  • Module 4: Data-driven improvement (7.5 points)
  • Module 5: Team-based care (12.5 points)
  • Module 6: Developing and implementing the Shared Care Plan (5 points)
  • Module 7: Patient-team partnership (10 points)
  • Module 8: Comprehensive and coordinated care (7.5 points)
  • Module 9: Prompt access to care (10 points)
  • Module 10: Population Management (7.5 points)
  • Module 11: Quality primary care into the future (10 points)

If your practice is taking part in stage one, please contact your local PHN for more details and to register.

Health Data Analytics 2018

22-23 October

Deliver better primary care by understanding the health data your practice to make more accurate decisions.

  • How to use data through science and cycle it back through the care continuum
  • Examining the technology enabling data – including the Internet of Things and precision medicine
  • Following the data chain: EMR and MyHealth Record
  • What is health data analytics and how will it deliver business system change?
  • How to gain valuable information for decision making
  • Be prepared for the future impact on the health system and those working in it

More information & registration

Health Information Technology Western Australia

9 November 2018

Learning how digital solutions can make patient care more accessible to rural and remote areas. This conference shares knowledge on making healthcare more accessible to everyone.

  • Understand the current digital health innovation landscape of Western Australia and its true impact on our healthcare system.
  • Find out how innovative technologies can be used to change healthcare service models and improve them to deliver better health outcomes. Explore and understand how innovative technologies have been successfully applied to improve services in many aspects of healthcare.
  • Create sustainable connections and relationships throughout the digital health community. Build the foundation of a health innovation hub to fill the gap in the existing digital health innovation landscape.

More information & registration

HIC - Health Informatics Conference

29 July - 1 August 2018

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is pleased to invite you to participate in HIC 2018, Australia’s premier digital health, health informatics and e-health conference and expo. This 25th HIC will be held at the ICC Sydney. With the primary theme of Integrating and Connecting Care the conference will provide a platform for leadership, knowledge exchange, and debate the current and future health system. HIC 2018 provides the ideal professional and social environment for clinicians, researchers, health IT professionals, industry and consumers to integrate, educate and share their knowledge to drive innovative thinking, to enhance services and allow greater consumer involvement.

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Mind your own Business! – Confidentiality, Privacy and Recordkeeping Obligations (RDWA)

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Friday 14 September
Open to Practice Managers and Practice Owners of Rural General Practices and Primary Health Care Practices in South Australia

Session One – Daniel Harris

  • The Privacy Act – Australian Privacy Principles
  • What to include in your Privacy Policy
  • Data Breaches – obligations to notify

Session Two – Emily Haar

  • Record keeping requirements under the Fair Work Act and Regulations for wages and related matters
  • Employment records/personnel files and the Privacy Act
  • Dealing with employee misconduct involving breaches of patient confidentiality

Education and training and networking with other regional South Australian Practice Managers and Practice Owners, improving knowledge, networks and sustainability for rural primary health care practices in regional South Australia.

For more information and to register, email Denise Fabbro

Regional Private Practice Seminar Series Two: Workplace policies and risk management

Duration: 3 hours
Available Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 6 December 2018

Workplace policies form an important part of risk management in the employment framework. Policies allow the organisation to establish the standards specific to the operation in a flexible way that changes and grows with the organisation.

Join Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer, AMA Queensland to examine the set-up of a policy framework including:

  • how policies interact with other employment framework documents;
  • how policies are formed to be effective for the employer;
  • things to consider when you are preparing a policy;
  • how to effectively implement policies; and
  • how to rely on them in managing the employment relationship with employees.

Following Michelle’s presentation, Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck will discuss risk management essentials for private practice. In this session Paul will discuss common risks to your medical practice and methods to minimise and navigate risks appropriately.

More Information and Registration