Committee Vacancies

Health e-Future Clinical Working Group

The purpose of this working group is to:

• Provide direction, guidance and advice for current and ongoing Clinical Systems projects;
• Assist with the change management processes for the implementation of Clinical systems or projects;
• Facilitate engagement from all areas of the ACT Health Directorate to ensure support, commitment and involvement from staff in clinical system projects;
• Provide advice and direction for the potential development of existing Clinical Systems.
The successful nominee will be enthusiastic about the ACT Health Directorate eHealth strategy, have a good understanding of how eHealth systems can impact consumers and be willing to provide feedback and a consumer perspective to the Clinical Systems Program team to ensure the needs of consumers are met.

This committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm at the Canberra Hospital.

Nominations for this committee close on Wednesday 31 August 2016.


Conference Sponsorship Positions

Australian Association of Gerontology 2016 Conference 'Re-imagining Our Future'


Date: 02–04 November 2016

Venue: National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia


The theme for the 2016 Conference is “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Reimagining Our Future”. This conference will provide an opportunity to explore the future of ageing, and how we can best capitalise on the social and economic potential of our ageing society.


The intergenerational and social implications of demographic change and current policies attempting to address the needs of an ageing population cannot be ignored. There needs to be more active consideration of the enormous positive economic and social contributions of older people to our communities and the broader society. 


This conference will provide a forum to reflect on and re-imagine the incredible potential of our ageing society, now and into the future. It will seek to encourage debate on the nature of our society and the importance of ageing within it. It will seek to demonstrate how ground-breaking research and evidence-based policy can harness the great value of our diverse and ageing population for the benefit of all. 


The AAG Conference is the place to hear from leading experts in the area of ageing. In 2016, the program will include presentations and discussions led by respected researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners.


More information can be found on the conference website here.


HCCA will sponsor two consumer representatives to attend this event. Sponsorship includes the cost of the event. Please contact the HCCA office on 6230 7800 if you are interested in applying for sponsorship to this event and require transport assistance.


Nominations for this opportunity close on Friday 23 September 2016.


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Conference Sponsorship Positions

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Reimbursement for Out of Pocket Expenses

ACT Health recognises that consumer representatives should not be left out of pocket from their consumer representative work. All ACT Health committees provide reimbursement for expenses. The current rate of reimbursement is $75.00 per two hour meeting, and a pro-rata rate for meetings longer than two hours. This payment is intended to cover any costs incurred as a result of consumer representative work, such as petrol, parking, printing meeting papers and childcare. Most but not all other non-government health service committees have a similar rate of reimbursement.


The ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Reimbursement Policy can be found on their website. Our CRP team liaise with the committee Chairs to ensure consumer representatives receive reimbursement. 


As of August 2013, the ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Policy has changed.  The latest policy can be downloaded below.




Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT (HCCA) provides training for people interested in becoming consumer representatives. The training is free and conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. People share their views and experiences of health services in the ACT, and learn about consumer participation and how it benefits the health system. Participants meet experienced consumer representatives and hear about the consumer representative role first hand.


Excerpts from training evaluations:


"Speakers engaged the trainees at their level - exchanges between equals - which meant that there was no barrier to the absorption of the information by the trainees." 


"Hayley's presentation on Day 2 was inspirational."


"Great session - great objectives and session outlines." 



Consumer representative training covers the following modules: 


• What is consumer participation?

• What are consumer perspectives? 

• Navigating our health system 

• The importance of health literacy

• How to keep ourselves safe in our health system



Our consumer representative training dates for 2016 are as follows:

• Saturday 7 and Saturday 14 May 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
• Friday 11 and Friday 18 November 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


If you would like more information about the training or to register your interest contact the office on 6230 7800.



Photostrip for training

How to become a member


Step 1: Fill in a Membership Application Form.  Each person applying for membership must fill out the membership application form and sign the declaration that they agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association.


Step 2: Your application will be considered by the Executive Committee (EC) at the first meeting after receiving your application.  If you agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association and have applied in accordance with the application process, your application is likely to be accepted.


Step 3: If you application is accepted, you will be sent a letter of confirmation from HCCA.  If the EC decides that an applicant is not suitable to become a HCCA member, the Executive Director will send a letter to that applicant outlining why the EC has decided not to accept their membership application. The membership fee and any donation received will be returned to the applicant with the letter.


Renewal of Membership

The membership period is three years. Renewal of membership is due on 1 July in the year of expiry.  All members should renew their membership at the end of the three year membership term.


Where any member fails to renew by September 30 in the year the membership expires, their membership will lapse and will not be reinstated until the fee is paid. If a membership has lapsed for more than a calendar year they will be required to reapply for membership.


If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, please fill in the appropriate form below and return it to HCCA with your payment.



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