Clinical Leadership Program

Courses in this category cover topics in clinical leadership, management and coaching in the healthcare context.

Course Description: 

This set of four courses has been developed as a collaborative partnership with Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to facilitate the development of clinical leadership and management skills of staff. 

The Clinical Leadership series, together with the Clinical Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring in Health Care form the Clinical Leadership program. Completion of the program will enable participants to develop leadership and mentoring skills in a supported clinical leadership workplace component.

Learning Outcomes: 

Understanding the Australian Health Care System
  • Outline the different contemporary models of health care
  • Describe the components of a health care system
  • Explain the role of government in the provision of healthcare in Australia
  • Outline the National Health Safety Quality Service Standards
  • Describe contemporary models of health care utilised in Australia
  • Identify vulnerable groups in Australia and the health and support services available to them.

Leadership and Self Awareness
  • Develop self-awareness about personal leadership attributes
  • Consider personal leadership attributes considering motivation to lead
  • Introduce concepts of leadership style
  • Consider effective tools to use in a leadership role
Managing Teams in the Health Care Setting

  • Examine teams and teamwork
  • Understand the terms management and leadership and how this relates to teamwork
  • Examine skills for managing team cohesion
  • Clarify the manager’s role in innovation and change
  • Discuss the notion of empowerment in regard to managing a team

Communicating with Influence in Health Care

  • Identify & overcome barriers to effective communication
  • Minimize miscommunication & communication breakdown 
  • Apply:
    • effective communication skills
    • effective listening skill
    • subliminal communication techniques.


Assessment:  Online quizzes and forum activities 

Duration: 40 hours online theory with workplace component

CPD Hours: 40




Intakes:  By application only

Delivery Method:  Online with workplace component

Relevant for:  WBHHS Staff by nomination

Course Enquiries:  Rikki Lee Arnicar

Course Description: 

The purpose of both coaching and mentoring is to help and support people to manage their own learning and to maximize individual potential, skills, performance and personal development. This course provides a unique environment in which students can expand their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring in the clinical setting. The course aims to provide theoretical understanding, experiential knowledge and skill necessary to equip graduates to undertake coaching and/or mentoring in a range of contexts.  In addition, students will explore how to assist others in the practical skills and understanding needed for successful one-to-one support.

This course has been developed as a collaborative partnership with Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to facilitate the development of clinical leadership and management skills of staff and is only available to Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services Staff by nomination.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and aptitude in coaching and mentoring in the clinical setting;
  • Demonstrate principles of coaching and mentoring;
  • Apply foundational models of coaching and mentoring; 
  • Demonstrate the core competencies of a coach and mentor in the clinical setting;
  • Differentiate between preceptor, coach and mentor;
  • Develop an understanding of personal approaches to coaching and mentoring; and demonstrate an understanding of adult approaches to learning and how to give feedback and establish the coach/mentor relationship.

Assessment:  Online quiz and activities

Duration: 10 hours 

CPD Hours: 10




Intakes:  By application only to Rikki Lee Arnicar

Delivery Method:  Online with workplace component

Relevant for:  WBHHS Staff by nomination

Course Enquiries:  Rikki Lee Arnicar