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The RACMA Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum strengthen the focus on leadership and clinical governance systems. The Leadership Role Competency identifies key goals that enable development of competencies and objectives for Candidates undertaking Fellowship training.

Relational Leadership is a theme that runs through the national candidate workshops and webinars. Leadership development will be enhanced by experience and blended/balanced with reflection. Candidates will participate in online learning sets throughout the training program and activities that explore leadership themes and significant aspects of management development competency. Contribution to learning sets will be formatively assessed through constructive feedback and interactive discussions.

In addition to RACMA’s training assessment requirements FTP Candidates are required to complete a Masters’ program - at level 8 of Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) - where the Leadership subject is part of the Masters’ Degree requirement for RACMA.

The table below outlines the RACMA training assessment requirements in the Leadership Program for Candidates in the Fellowship Training Program in relation to the role competencies as set in the RACMA Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum.

RACMA Leadership Program Outline
1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year/4th Year

Medical Leadership and Clinical Governance Systems Workshop
  • Perspectives of leadership
  • What is the role of Medical Administrator and Leader
  • Clinical Governance Framework
  • Financial Governance
  • Understanding the legal framework and impact on health care
Workforce Engagement and Performance Workshop
  • Governance of Workforce Management
  • Financial Management of the medical workforce
  • Principles of Conflict Management
  • Handling difficult conversations and interactions
  • Management of complaints
  • VMO engagement
  • HR/IR
Advanced Medical Management/Leadership Workshop
  • Essential Clinical Governance
  • Healthcare finance and resource management
  • Emergency response
  • Workforce management
  • Contracts negotiation
  • Data analytics
  • Exam preparation
  • Case Study scenarios
On line resources and post graduate studies (Masters)
Theoretical aspects of leadership in health: contemporary literature, resources, bibliography, post graduate studies/Masters
Theoretical aspects of leadership in health : contemporary literature, resources, bibliography, post graduate studies/Masters
Theoretical aspects of leadership in health : contemporary literature, resources, bibliography, post graduate studies/Masters
Learning Sets
Introductory topics in leadership, health law and clinical governance
Interactive disucssions of Case studies
Candidate led discussions of leadership and management experiences
Formative Assessment
In Training Assessment Report (6 monthly): -
  • evaluation and comments by supervisor on performance, progression and leadership through training activities undertaken in medical management practice under supervision
  • Annual Training Plan - developed with supervisor to address training and assessment in the Fellowship Training Program
  • In Training Assessment Reports 
  • Annual Training Plan
  • Research Training Program components
  • Reflective Journal Writing 
  • Written tasks
  • Indigenous Health program
  • In Training Assessment Report (6 monthly)
  • Annual Training Plan
  • Self-assessment via 360 degree peer review tool
In years 2 and 3 of the Fellowship Training Program there are summative assessment tasks that contribute to the eligibility to sit the RACMA exam and to election to Fellowship.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:48