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Applying Value-Based Healthcare Fundamentals in Australia is a Course

Applying Value-Based Healthcare Fundamentals in Australia

Mar 1, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024
3 credits

$1,250 Enrol

Full course description






1 March to 14 April 2024


30 hours
(6-week block)

Delivery Mode

Online self-paced & learn with others via Zoom


(GST inclusive)

Early bird 25% discount | Valid until 19 January

Use promo code
VBHC25OFF at check out





Curated to equip you with the essential knowledge, understanding and skills for applying value-based healthcare in your work within the Australian healthcare system. 

In collaboration with NSW Ministry of Health, the Australian Federal Department of Health & Ageing, and other key stakeholders, this course offers evidence-based research and tools for real-world application to shift from volume to value based care.

Throughout the progression of this course, you will reflect on what “value” means in the context of modern Australian healthcare and how to drive value in your health setting.

By the end of this course you will have the essential capabilities to apply the concepts, principles, and tools underpinning value-based healthcare for delivering what consumers value in your everyday work. 1:1 coaching is included in this short course.

What are the course learning outcomes?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of value-based health care and its guiding principles for benefiting the patient, the healthcare worker, and the Australian health system
  • Identify key factors for applying value-based healthcare within your health setting and your scope of profession
  • Develop a care value chain to measure outcomes and costs (using Time Driven Activity Based Costing method) for patients with a health condition across a full cycle of care
  • Describe the funding arrangements and their impact on value-based healthcare
  • Apply PROMS and PREMS data for clinical consultation and in multidisciplinary team discussions for shared decision making and patient-centred care
  • Create a roadmap for transitioning towards value-based healthcare in your everyday work
  • Develop a schedule to plan and resource your work in a project for moving towards value-based healthcare
  • Identify change management strategies for bringing people forward with value-based healthcare

What core topics are offered?

For lifelong learning, the following topics are offered in the course to develop and increase your knowledge, understanding and skills in applying value-based healthcare fundamentals in Australia:

  • Value-based healthcare principles
  • Quadruple aim
  • Australian health system & funding arrangements
  • Data and information sourcing for improved value (including PROMS, PREMS & shared decision-making)
  • Translating value-based healthcare into practice (including outcomes measures, care process mapping & time driven activity based costing (TDABC))
  • Collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Introducing transition and change towards value-based healthcare

Who is this course suited to?

This short course is for medical and healthcare professionals working in Australian public or private healthcare organisations - including:

  • Medical doctors and specialists
  • Nurses and midwives
  • Allied health professionals
  • Primary care professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals
  • Medical and health students and trainees
  • Dentists and dental practitioners
  • Healthcare payers (including insurance organisations, government and private employers)
  • Healthcare vendors (including medical devices, pharmaceutical products, services and solutions to providers) 
  • Other professionals working in the health system affecting health policy, healthcare purchasing, IT, finance, people and culture, strategy and innovation, and governance 

Online Synchronous Sessions (via Zoom)

  • Welcome session: 1 March | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
  • Week 1:  8 March | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
  • Week 2: 13 & 15 March | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
  • Week 3: 20 & 22 March | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
  • Week 4: 27 & 28 March | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
  • Week 5:  3 & 5 April | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

What are the course credentials?


This course is worth 3 Faculty Medicine and Health Executive Certificate in Health (FMECH) credit points, which provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 30 hours of learning inclusive of pre-work and course participation.

Upon course completion you will be issued with a verifiable digital badge from UNSW Medicine and Health indicating the points awarded.

The 30 hours of study and verifiable credential may be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantiate activities claimed under your college program.

Can I use my credit towards further study?

You can partake in additional short courses with FMECH points to achieve a total 150 hours of study. Once you have achieved a total of 15 points, reflecting 150 hours of study, you can use the 15 points to apply for recognition of prior learning for 6 units of credit (UOC) towards a postgraduate program within UNSW Medicine & Health, including Master of Health Leadership and Management. It is essential to complete and submit the course assessment on or before the final day of the course if you wish to apply to use the points towards credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future. 


Price is inclusive of 30 hours of learning, support and mentoring, digital badging, online credential learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, 1:1 coaching and course completion assessment.

Basic technology requirements

All our short courses are available in Canvas. To complete this short course, you will need access to a desktop computer, laptop or device with sufficient internet access and a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom 


Additional discount available for UNSW Medicine & Health Short Course partners! To collect your additional discount, please insert "Partnership Discount" in the email subject and send to the Short Course Team.

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