Nineteen staff from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across NSW and ACT are the fifth cohort to graduate from a unique nationally recognised Diploma in Practice Management for Aboriginal Medical Services developed by GP Synergy in collaboration with TAFE Digital.
Their achievement was recognised at a graduation ceremony in Tamworth in November.
The diploma was first delivered in 2015, as a vehicle to improve healthcare service delivery for local Aboriginal communities through practice manager upskilling.
It is also helping ACCHSs increase opportunities for doctors training to be GPs to undertake Aboriginal health training in a community-controlled setting.
The diploma also plays an important role in GP Synergy’s commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to help close the gap between health outcomes for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.