Expression of Interest for Fully funded programs – 2018/19

Expressions of interest for organisations interested in hosting four (4) or more programs in the 2018/19 year, with approximate minimum numbers of 12 students per program.

Are you an individual or don’t have minimum numbers to run a program?  Visit our Course Program Page, and book into a Fully Funded Program of your choice in your area.

We are pleased to announce extended funding from the Federal Department of Health for the programs listed below for the 2018/19 financial year.

The programs available include:

The programs are available to a diverse range of organisations, including Aboriginal Medical Services, Primary Health Networks,  Medical Clinics, Professional Bodies, and any organisation involved in the delivery of services to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health.

*Please note, a second EOI process will be carried out for smaller allocations of courses at a later date*

About the Programs

Each program is delivered as a one (1) day face to face program, commencing at 9.00am and finishing at approximately 5.00pm. The minimum number of students for most programs is 12.

For further information, please click on the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS tab.

To register your organisations’ interest, read the conditions of Application for Course Delivery below, then click on APPLY NOW and complete the form.

Conditions of Application for Program Delivery

Eligible organisations must agree to the following conditions of application. The successful organisation must provide an agreed minimum number of students. The successful organisation will be provided with a fully funded program under the Australian Government Department of Health Project. The successful organisation will be responsible for the provision and costs of venue and catering for the course.

It is an expectation that the students participating in, and the staff coordinating the program, will provide feedback at the conclusion of the one (1) day face to face program by completing a short evaluation submitted with the Assessment Portfolio.

By completing and submitting an Expression of Interest, you are acknowledging that you have read the above information. A detailed set of terms and conditions will be provided prior to confirming your booking. Please contact The Benchmarque Group directly on 1300 855 568 should you have any concerns regarding the conditions of application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Why are the programs free?

    The programs delivered under the Health Assessment Project are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Ear and Hearing Health and the Chronic Disease Support Projects. The ultimate goal is to increase awareness and clinical activity to support improvements in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health and non-Indigenous health in Australia.

    The Australian Government Department of Health pay the cost of the individual student’s registration for participation in these programs. The funding is only available to support students to complete the following courses:

    • Otitis Media Management Program
    • Chronic Disease Support Program
    • Nutrition Support Program
    • Foot Health Assessment Program
    • Chronic Disease Screening Program (online)

  • Who can attend?

    The programs are designed to meet the needs of a range of health professionals and health providers including:
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers or Practitioners
    • Allied Health Care Workers
    • General Practitioners
    • Registered Nurses
    • Enrolled Nurses
    • Other health professionals.

  • What if I do not have enough students to book my own course?

    The programs are designed to be delivered to a minimum of 12 students per program. If you do not have enough students, you may wish to consider partnering with another clinic or organisation, or even contacting your local Primary Health Network.

    If you are interested in attending just for yourself or with just a few people, we would encourage you to browse our upcoming courses or even better, join our newsletter list as we are publishing new courses, in new locations all the time.

  • What if I cannot pay for the venue or catering?

    If you have the required student numbers but are unable to provide a suitable venue or catering, you can contact us on 1300855568 and we will try and support you with delivery.

  • If I book a course, can I see who is attending?

    The Benchmarque Group assist organisations coordinating training by providing the name of students registering for private courses. However, our privacy policy prevents us from sharing certain information with anyone other than the student. For more information about how we protect student data, please email courses@benchmarquegroup.com.au.

  • What happens if a student does not attend?

    The Benchmarque Group provides students with several email reminders prior to a scheduled course and an SMS reminder 48 hours in advance. Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control, students are not able to attend.

    Whilst we share the frustration of non-attendance, a fundamental component of our delivery as an RTO is that we do not create barriers for entry or future entry to courses and so, although we communicate with students that do not attend, we are not able to prevent further attendance or do anything to deter a student from re-registering.

  • How are the programs delivered?

    Each program is delivered as a one (1) day face to face course, commencing at 9.00am and finishing at approximately 5.00pm. During the one (1) day face to face course, students will be provided with the required reading materials and resources to complete the course. Students will also be required to complete a comprehensive online Assessment Portfolio after the face to face course. Minimum number of students for most programs is 12.

  • Who are the programs available to?

    The programs are available to a diverse range of organisations, including Aboriginal Medical Services, Primary Health Networks, Medical Clinics, Professional Bodies, and any organisation involved in the delivery of services to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health.