Health Service Training

HPV provides targeted training and resources for health services to assist staff in managing their procurement processes. We encourage health service staff to subscribe to HPV's monthly newsletter for updates on new training opportunities.

A range of procurement resources and templates is also available within HPV's secure area. These templates can be accessed with a HPV website login and are designed to assist with each stage of the procurement process.

Online Probity Education via ECHO

Last updated: 28 May 2018

HPV offers online probity training for Health Service Procurement Professionals, an interactive learning package created by HPV for Victorian health services. The course comprises three modules: 

  • Probity Fundamentals
  • Practical Application
  • A case study-based assessment

At course completion participants are able to download a probity guide of all information covered within the course, and a workbook with case study results and better practice answers. This course is delivered through ECHO, HPV’s online learning environment. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course.

Upcoming training

HPV is currently developing further online ECHO training offerings including Probity for Health Service Clinical and Operational Staff; and Probity for Boards, Executives and Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs).

Accessing HPV's online training

Current HPV website account holders

  • Log into HPV website.
  • Select the 'ECHO' button from the training section on your dashboard.

Note: Users may need to allow pop-ups to access content.

New HPV website account holders

  • Register on the HPV website as a new user. 
  • Request access to ECHO for HPV Probity Training using checkboxes. 

Note: Users may need to allow pop-ups to access content.

Benefits of the online ECHO environment 

Moving to ECHO

  • Provides convenient access at any time from a computer of your choice. 
  • Allows more health service employees to undertake probity training in their own work environment, without the need to travel to other locations or incur additional cost. 
  • Allows participants to pace and time their training around other work commitments. 
  • Provides a listing of employees who have successfully completed training, together with auto-generated training certificates. 
  • Creates a reference guide as a hard copy of all content for future reference. 

For all training-related queries, please contact healthservices@hpv.zendesk.com

Accessing ECHO for health service education

Current HPV website account holders

  • Log into HPV website.
  • Select the 'ECHO' button from the training section on your dashboard.

Note: Users may need to allow pop-ups to access content.

New HPV website account holders

  • Register on the HPV website as a new user. 
  • Request access to ECHO for HPV Probity Training using checkboxes. 

Note: Users may need to allow pop-ups to access content.

Benefits of the online ECHO environment 

Moving to ECHO

  • Provides convenient access at any time from a computer of your choice. 
  • Allows more health service employees to undertake probity training in their own work environment, without the need to travel to other locations or incur additional cost. 
  • Allows participants to pace and time their training around other work commitments. 
  • Provides a listing of employees who have successfully completed training, together with auto-generated training certificates. 
  • Creates a reference guide as a hard copy of all content for future reference. 

For all training-related queries, please contact healthservices@hpv.zendesk.com

Other education and resources links

Government training (some are available free of charge) 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

Victorian Public Sector   Commission (VPSC)

www.vpsc.vic.gov.au

VPS Values
VPS Code of Conduct
Gifts, Benefits & Hospitality
Governance

Victorian Auditor-General’s   Office (VAGO)

www.audit.vic.gov.au

Health Service Audits
Better Practice Guidance

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

Education and resources on better practice 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/

Access, Privacy and Protection of Data Protection

Victorian Government   Solicitor’s Office (VGSO)

www.vgso.vic.gov.au  

Education, networking and events.

Institute of Public   Administration Australia (Victorian Branch)

www.vic.ipaa.org.au  

 

Education, networking and events.

Department of Health and Human   Services (DHHS)

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

Health service governance

Victorian Government Purchasing   Board (VGPB)

www.procurement.vic.gov.au

State Purchase Contracts
Education and resources

 

We recommend that you use a generic email address such as 'procurement@healthservice.org.au' to subscribe to those, so it is not dependent on an individual if they leave. That information can then be shared via your own intranet for staff to refer to, or link to this HPV page.