Eighteen practice managers from Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) across NSW and ACT are the fourth cohort to graduate from a unique nationally recognised diploma of practice management, developed by general practice training organisation GP Synergy in collaboration with TAFE Digital.
Their achievement was recognised at a graduation ceremony in Sydney on Thursday night.
The diploma was first delivered in 2015, as a vehicle to improve healthcare service delivery for local Aboriginal communities through practice manager upskilling.
The course is also helping AMSs increase opportunities for doctors training to be GPs to undertake Aboriginal health training in a community-controlled setting.
The graduates included staff from Aboriginal community controlled health services in Wagga Wagga, Moree, Ballina, Batemans Bay, Narooma, Port Macquarie, Forster, Taree and Broken Hill.
Photos from the evening are available in the GP Synergy image gallery.