Committee Vacancies

There is a vacancy for a consumer representative on each of the committees below. These vacancies close on Monday 27 March 2017. Click here for the HCCA Nomination Form to apply for a committee vacancy.


Standard 9 Committee

This high-level committee will establish and maintain systems for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration appropriately in accordance with Standard 9 of the National Safety and Quality Health Standards. This committee has a wide variety of functions, including ensuring governance arrangements are in place to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of organisation-wide recognition and response systems to patient deterioration, review and endorse policies, procedures and protocols relevant to patient deterioration and provide expert advice to capital planning working groups for future developments within the Health Directorate. 


This committee meets every second Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm at The Canberra Hospital.


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Woman, Youth & Children Unit Community Health Programs (WYCCHP) Quality & Safety Committee 

This committee aims to monitor and improve the standard of clinical care for Woman, Youth and Children Unit Community Health Program (WYCCHP) clients through effective structures, systems and processes. They discuss issues of risk and safety and quality of patient care for all of the Programs. The WYCCHP includes a wide range of services:


Women’s Health Services that target vulnerable women with a view to providing routine health care (such as Pap smears) and supporting women to link with a mainstream GP; alongside counselling.


  • Maternal and Child Health Services (MACH) offer services for all parents and their children from birth to 5 years including developmental assessments and graded support for parents based on the family needs.
  • School-based immunisation and kindergarten screening.
  • Audiometry services for children.
  • A small team of School Youth Health Nurses who work in some of the public high schools in the ACT.
  • Healthcare Access at School which is a service supporting children, with health care needs, to attend public schools.
  • Asthma Educators.
  • Social work support for parents of young children.
  • Physiotherapy with a focus on the immediate postnatal period (mother and baby).
  • Orthoptist – secondary vision assessment and interventions for young children.
  • Nutrition family-focused support during pregnancy and early childhood.
  • A forensic medical service for children that sits alongside a counselling service and works closely with Care and Protection Services in the ACT and NSW.
  • A Child Protection Training team who focus on ensuring Health personnel know how to meet their legislated obligations to keep children safe.
  • Community Paediatrics and Child Health Service who offer secondary medical care to children, especially related to developmental concerns.


What WYCCHP services have in common is that the health care is not an extension of hospital or acute care and often the recipients of care are ‘well’ but need support through a period of vulnerability whether that is because it’s a significant period of rapid development (young children, high school students) or a woman has experienced trauma or a family is on the margins and therefore any children are more vulnerable. The successful nominee will have an interest and some background knowledge of this area of health.


This committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10am until midday on the 3rd floor of 1 Moore Street, Civic.



The Walk-in Centre Advisory Group


 This committee provides strategic direction for the Walk-in Centres at the Belconnen Community Health Centre and the Tuggeranong Community Health Centre. It is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to key performance indicators, risk management, adverse events, clinical policy, occupational health and safety, and quality assurance projects and accreditation. The successful nominee will have consumer experience using the services at any of the Walk-in Centres. Ideally, the committee are looking for a consumer between the ages of 20-25 and/or with children between 6-8 years old. If you are interested in applying but do not fall into these criteria, please submit a nomination form anyway.


This committee meets every two months on the third Thursday of the month, from 9.30-11am. The location alternates between the walk-in centres at Belconnen and Tuggeranong.


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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.




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. 


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


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



What do participants say about our training?


"The training is not only useful for those hoping to become a consumer representaitve, but it would also be useful for anyone who needs to navigate the ACT Health system ." 


"A great introduction into the health system and how we can effect change."


"Training assisted my own needs to health care [and] provided what I need to assist the community in regards to health issues." 




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 your 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.


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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