Committee Vacancies

HCCA Evaluation Working Group

The HCCA Executive Committee is seeking three HCCA members to join our (internal) Evaluation Working Group. The purpose of this new group is to review the overall performance of HCCA against our strategic plan, policy priorities areas and deliverables specified in the Service Funding Agreement with ACT Health, as well as contribute to a review of our Consumer Representatives Program. This is a short term position as the work is expected be completed in 2017.  For more information on this working group, please see the Terms of Reference below.



This working group will start meeting in January 2017. The meeting dates of this group will be arranged based on member’s availability.  If you are interested in being part of this working group, please forward a short (up to one page) expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining your interest in this role. If you need assistance with this or more information, please call the HCCA office on 6230 7800.


Nominations close on Monday, 28 November.


Conference Sponsorship Positions

There are currently no sponsorship positions. Please check back soon!





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Committee Vacancies (3)

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Conference Sponsorship Positions

Optimising Health: Salutogenic approaches to health practice, policy, research and education


Date: 26–27 October 2016

Venue: Anne Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra

The theory of salutogenesis is concerned with the genesis of health. What creates health? What moves individuals in the direction of health? What would health care, policy, research and education look like if it focused on factors that supported health and wellbeing rather than those that cause disease?

This is a multi-disciplinary event bringing national and international speakers and delegates from a variety of disciplines together to be informed and inspired to challenge, re-think and re-vision healthcare; focusing on wellness rather than illness. This boutique conference will provide you with ample opportunity to meet with keynote and plenary speakers and others to explore these questions and more.

HCCA will sponsor two consumer representatives to attend this event. Sponsorship includes the cost of the event. All HCCA consumer representatives are encouraged to apply, however priority will be given to members of the Access and Design Consumer Reference Group. 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 Wednesday 28 September 2016.

4th NSW Aged Health Collaborative Forum: Collaboration in the Care of Older People

Date: 14 October 2016

Venue: Westmead Education and Conference Centre, Westmead Hospital Sydney

This year, the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation will be hosting a one-day forum on aged care, specifically around collaboration in the care of older people. This forum will include presentations from organisations that are currently leading collaborative practice and innovation in aged care, and will showcase how collaboration may be integrated more widely into aged care.

HCCA will sponsor one consumer representative to attend this event. This event is free- sponsorship includes transport and one night’s accommodation in Sydney.

Nominations for this opportunity close on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

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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