Training

Health Purchasing Victoria offers a range of face-to-face and online training programs to support Victorian health service professionals.

Our suite of programs reflect industry ‘best-practice’ and probity and procurement guidelines. See the menu bar on the left for training options. We encourage health service staff to subscribe to HPV’s monthly newsletter for updates on new training opportunities.

We train hundreds of health service staff every year, supporting them to implement ethical policy and meet probity requirements.

External education and resources

Government training and resources, including better practice guidance material, presentations, posters, tools and templates, are available in the HPV State and National Policy and Frameworks Reference Guide. Some programs are available free of charge.

The following table lists a number of the key external resources HPV recommends to support health services and suppliers achieve best-practice compliance, governance and policy. We recommend that users subscribe to the communication channels of these organisations to keep up-to-date with new resources or policy.

Victorian Public Sector   Commission (VPSC)

www.vpsc.vic.gov.au

Information on VPS Values, VPS Code of Conduct, Gifts, Benefits & Hospitality policy and governance.

Victorian Auditor-General’s   Office (VAGO)

www.audit.vic.gov.au

Best-practice resources to complete Health Service Audits.

Independent Broad-Based   Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC)

www.ibac.vic.gov.au

 

Education and resources on Investigations and Protected Disclosures.

 

Victorian Ombudsman (VO)

www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au

Best-practice education and resources for complaints handling and dealing with conflicts of interest

Office of the Victorian   Information Commissioner (OVIC)

On 1 September 2017, the Office of the Commissioner   for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) and the Office of the Freedom of   Information Commissioner were combined, creating OVIC.

https://foicommissioner.vic.gov.au/  

https://www.cpdp.vic.gov.au/

Information on access, privacy and data protection.

Victorian Government   Solicitor’s Office (VGSO)

www.vgso.vic.gov.au  

Education, networking and events information.

Institute of Public   Administration Australia (Victorian Branch)

www.vic.ipaa.org.au  

 

Education, networking and events information.

Department of Health and Human   Services (DHHS)

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/boards-and-governance

Information and resources to support health service governance

Victorian Government Purchasing   Board (VGPB)

www.procurement.vic.gov.au

State Purchase Contracts Education and resources.