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The program runs over a period of four months.  The Program covers eight topic areas and participants complete pre-work and attend an interactive session for each topic. The 8 topics are delivered as follows:

Blended delivery format

  • Face to face session (two days)
  • Four interactive online sessions
  • Face to face session (two days)


Online delivery format

Eight interactive online sessions

There are currently eight programs scheduled in 2023. Each program offering is referred to as a Cohort.

Cohorts 1 – 4: scheduled between February and June

Cohorts 5 – 8: scheduled between August and December

Refer to the 2023 timetables HERE

Each topic involves a scheduled face to face or online interactive session of between 4-8 hours. As a guide, participants will spend between four to six hours on self-directed learning in between sessions.

There are two steps to apply for the Program.  For your application to be considered you must complete both steps.

Step 1 - Complete the online application

Step 2 – Complete the online cohort preference survey

Further information about how to apply can be found HERE

  • a minimum of three years direct patient care
  • current medical registration in Australia or New Zealand
  • be in good standing with your employer and other medical specialty colleges

No, you do not need to hold any class of RACMA membership to apply for the Leadership for Clinicians Program.

The Private Sector program will cover the same 8 topics as the other cohorts with a focus on the nuances of the private sector. There will be a particular focus on the Financial Governance and Workforce Management requirements within the context of private organisations. Completion of the private sector program is a Board approved pathway to elect to Associate Fellowship of the College.

The Private Sector cohort is most suitable for those employed within the private sector or for individuals employed across both the public and private sectors. Proof of employment in the private sector is not required.

Applicants may prefer to attend a blended delivery program in their jurisdiction but are not restricted from attending programs in other jurisdictions. An applicant may apply to any blended or online program.

In 2023 there will be no Aotearoa New Zealand program. Applicants will have access to additional Aotearoa New Zealand specific resources.

Applications will remain open until the maximum number of participants is reached.

The 2023 Leadership for Clinicians Program fees are:

  • Blended delivery format - $10,725.00 ($AU)
  • Online delivery format - $8,350.00 ($AU)

All fees are payable by the due date as specified in the notice to pay (invoice).

Invoices will be available through the MyRACMA portal. Payment method information is available on the invoice. Click HERE for more information.

Receipts will be available for download via the MyRACMA portal. Click HERE for more information.

The program is delivered over a four month period. Information regarding sessions and a guide to the number of hours required can be found under ‘Overview of the Leadership for Clinicians Program’.

The 2023 Leadership for Clinicians Program is delivered over four months.

Successful completion of the Leadership for Clinicians program is a RACMA Board approved pathway to apply to elect to Associate Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Associate Fellows of RACMA can use the post nominals ‘AFRACMA’ in accordance with the policy ‘Membership signature blocks and post nominals’.

Clinicians who meet the entry criteria can apply for the Leadership for Clinicians Program.

Participants who are unable to attend a scheduled session are advised to contact the College via email lfc@racma.edu.au or call +61 3 9824 4699.

Yes, missed sessions can be completed up to 12 months from program commencement. Make up sessions will need to be arranged with the Learning and Development Advisor.

No, you will need to pay the fees for the delivery format you have been accepted into.

Yes, Indigenous participants are eligible for a 50% fee reduction.  The discount will be applied to the 2nd instalment payment.

RACMA has partnered with AIDA and TeORA to offer a full scholarship for one Indigenous Australian and one Māori doctor.

Canvas is the learning management tool that will be used throughout the program.  Access to Canvas will be provided after all program fees have been paid.

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