Avant is proud to continue to partner with AAPM to offer three Avant/AAPM Scholarships. The scholarship program aims to foster and promote continuing training and professional development for AAPM members. There are three funded scholarship course fees available and they are delivered by the University of New England Partnerships.

At AAPM, investing in our members and the Practice Manager profession is incredibly important to us. In today’s complex environment, the way a practice is managed plays a critical role in patient outcomes and Avant and AAPM both recognise that one of the best ways to do that is to support Practice Managers. 


 

2021 Avant AAPM Scholarships OPEN


Details of the Avant / AAPM Scholarship Program:

Each scholarship recipient will receive an enrolment for one of the following UNE Partnerships courses:

  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management for Health Practice Managers BSB42015
  • Diploma of Leadership in Healthcare Practice 10820NAT
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB61015

These courses have been developed in conjunction with industry professionals, and are aimed at Practice Principals, Managers and Administrators. All scholarships offer students an accelerated career path within the Practice Management environment, fast tracking career progress.

All courses are delivered and completed via distance education only and within three years of the granting of the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered as a scholarship candidate, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • A current full financial Member of AAPM or the main contact of a full financial Practice Membership. Non-members are welcome to apply for membership prior to applying for a scholarship.
  • Employed in a healthcare practice as a Practice Manager (or equivalent position), or currently working towards this position.
  • Completed a minimum of Year 12 or have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a healthcare practice.
  • Meet any other entry criteria for the Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificate required by UNE Partnerships for admission into the relevant course.​
  • Meet any additional costs associated with the nominated course enrolment and complete the nominated course.
  • Any previous Avant/AAPM Scholarship Program recipients, Directors, Managers or Employees of Avant or AAPM, and their associated entities and committees, including any family members are ineligible to apply.

Conditions

The following conditions apply for successful applicants. They will undertake to:

  • Complete the course of study within three years of the receiving the scholarship.
  • Maintain a role as Practice Manager or similar for the duration of the scholarship period or the recipient will forfeit the benefits of the scholarship.
  • Any recipient who fails to complete their approved course of study during the allocated timeframe, or who does not maintain a role as Practice Manager, will be required to pay AAPM all monies that have been paid on their behalf.
  • Maintain full financial membership of AAPM for the duration of the scholarship period or the recipient will forfeit the benefits of the scholarship.
  • Any recipient who does not maintain their membership of AAPM for the duration of the scholarship will be required to pay AAPM all monies paid on their behalf
  • Consent to provide ongoing information for publication on the AAPM and Avant websites, and other promotional or marketing materials as appropriate.

View the full 2021 Avant AAPM Scholarship Terms and Conditions

The 2020 Avant/AAPM Scholarships Winners:

Codie Field, GP 
Quilpie Medical Practice, Queensland

Working in healthcare since 2011, Codie really enjoys training and developing staff as well as improving processes. In his career, he has worked closely with Aboriginal Medical Services, and has a thorough knowledge and understanding of indigenous culture. Codie strongly believes in the importance of customer service and treating everyone with professionalism and respect.

 

William Hermes, Dermatologist
Kingsway Dermatology and Aesthetics, NSW

With a passion for continued learning and education, William strongly values teamwork and creating a safe and welcoming environment for both his staff and patients. Earlier in his career, William spent some years working in hospitality where he learnt a lot about customer service and effective teamwork - skills that he believes prepared him well to survive the busy and intense environment of a dermatology practice. Since entering the medical industry, he has never looked back. 

 

Majella Beagley, GP / Specialist 
Boronia Medical Centre, Victoria

With a background and education in nursing, Majella transitioned over to Practice Management. In her career, Majella has managed 3 specialty practices, leading them through accreditation and building projects and played an integral role in expanding her General Practitioner to 12 GPs. As a leader, Majella prioritises team collaboration and engagement and strongly believes in the importance of education. 

 

Molly McDonald, O&G + GP + Allied Health 
Tasmanian Obstetrics & Gynaecology Specialists, Tasmania

Working in the medical industry for the past ten years, Molly has risen through the ranks fuelled by her enthusiasm, thirst for learning and dedication to the team. Over the years, Molly has been involved in staff training, recruitment and implementation of new policies/across multiple sites and currently manages a wide range of specialists and admin staff. Molly believes that it was her determination that fuelled her success over the years.

Tracey Coyne, GP 
RaRMS Health, NSW

Working in the medical field for over ten years, Tracey is very passionate about ‘patient centred care’ while ensuring the delivery of service is still sustainable and viable. Honesty, professionalism and community are of key importance to Tracey. Tracey believes in building strong relationships and is committed to improving health outcomes of all people living in isolated communities - particularly focusing on the youth and Indigenous in the community.


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