Healthcare workforce providers around the world realise the benefits and the importance of good professional development for health practitioners. It is widely acknowledged that health professionals must develop their professional and behavioural skills to perform in a professional context and to maximise patient care.
Health Education Australia Ltd (HEAL, formerly VMPF) has nearly 100 years of experience in the provision of health practitioner education. Since its inception in 1920 it has provided CPD to medical practitioners (before the College of Surgeons and Physicians even existed) and for more than 30 years (offered until recently) HEAL delivered hundreds of multi-disciplinary lectures a year, that were accredited by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and various medical colleges, through the country education program (funded by the Department of Health Victoria).
Our individual online courses of varying topics have been mapped against medical competency frameworks such as the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) JDocs Framework, CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework and the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors (ACFJD). The courses are accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), and ACN.