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ANZAHPE ONLINE: Aspiring to collaborative practice in the Australian healthcare system, and the argument for a national competency framework

  • 16 May 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (AEST)
  • Zoom (link TBA via email)


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ANZAHPE ONLINE Professional Development Program

Aspiring to collaborative practice in the Australian healthcare system, and the argument for a national competency framework

Presenters: Sarah Meiklejohn and Margo Brewer

With assistance from the HPAC Forum IPE working group: Fiona Kent, Lynda Cardiff, Bronwyn Clark, Brian Jolly, Julie Gustavs, Theanne Walters, Sue Kirsa, and Glenys Wilkinson.

The Australian healthcare system aspires to deliver safe and collaborative healthcare centred around the individual needs and preferences of patients and their families. Development of a workforce able to deliver comprehensive and collaborative care

is the combined responsibility of multiple stakeholders including education institutions, accreditation authorities, consumers and practice settings. Interprofessional competency frameworks are in use internationally to make explicit the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of collaborative practice. Additionally, competency frameworks help to inform health professions education, assessment and workplace learning expectations. A range of frameworks are in use in Australia, but recent research by the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative (HPAC) Forum highlighted the value of establishing a national interprofessional competency framework for all health professionals to work toward (Kent et al.)

This conversation-based session will be kick-started by Sarah Meiklejohn from the AIPPEN Steering Committee. Sarah will reflect on the recent research by the HPAC Forum, which aimed to facilitate the development of collaborative practitioners through increased collaboration between accreditation authorities, health services and education providers. The merit of a national competency framework will be presented. Participants will be invited to share ideas on how to progress a national interprofesssional collaborative practice competency framework, and the role AIPPEN and ANZAHPE members could play in this work.

Dr Sarah Meiklejohn is a health professions education leader with a focus IPE and accreditation research. She commenced as Education Coordinator at the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE), Monash University in November 2021 and is an active member of ANZAHPE and AIPPEN.

This event is FREE for ANZAHPE members. Non-members are welcome to join this discussion for a small fee.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind Regards,

Tehmina Gladman
Professional Development Portfolio


A recording of this session will be made available to all ANZAHPE members following the session.


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