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Allied health professionals need to be effective leaders within high functioning teams so that optimal patient care can be achieved. This 6-month practical program will improve your confidence and performance in all areas of leadership throughout your career.

Being a leader is not just about taking on official leadership roles or management positions. Good leadership has far-reaching implications across all components of our health systems, not only for high quality clinical outcomes but also for excellence in research and educational outcomes.

The new FLASH program was developed by clinicians for clinicians. Our teaching faculty have expertise in designing and delivering leadership development programs and are skilled clinical educators. This stimulating program will be highly interactive and showcase many inspiring health professional leaders’ experiences. You’ll be given opportunities to upskill to help you enact positive change in your workplace.

Your ability as a leader will be fostered in many ways including: examining and reflecting on your own behaviours and relationships with others; exploring ways to build effective teams; developing techniques to positively influence others; approaching conflict constructively; better understanding the health systems in which we work; interacting with executive leaders…and many more.

FLASH is developed around the Australian Health Leadership LEADS Framework.

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Target Audience

FLASH is designed for allied health professional level 2-5 clinicians from all disciplines



The FLASH program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes which are building blocks for effective leadership. FLASH is designed to foster the longitudinal development of confidence and behaviours for effective leadership. These new skills relate to all facets of the health system that participants might interact with throughout their careers.


FLASH Highlights

  • Full-day interactive workshops
  • Two-day immersive offsite overnight workshop
  • Three interprofessional days learning with medical and nursing & midwifery FLASH streams
  • Highly interactive format with wide-ranging guest faculty
  • Tailored to local health district needs to address a gap in allied health professionals’ leadership development, linking to real-life health service scenarios
  • Embedded Accelerated Implementation Methodology (AIM) 2-day course 
  • Great opportunities for building ongoing networks across disciplines and professions 


Dates for 2024

May - Wednesday & Thursday 15th and 16th (includes overnight stay at Q Station, Manly)
June - Friday 21st
July - Tuesday & Wednesday 2nd/3rd
August - Wednesday 14th
August - Friday 23rd
September - Friday 20th
November - Wednesday 6th


Example Program Outline*

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*some program details may change


2024 Applications Closed


Application Process

Participants will be determined on merit through a competitive application process. Places are strictly limited. Selection will be based on an application letter detailing the applicants’ interest and motivation for completing this course.

A past participant said:

“Participating in the FLASH allied health gave me a broader understanding of the vital part each allied health profession brings to the overall health system. Being able to engage with others outside of my profession has widened my view of how I can lead change no matter what role I am in, and the importance of collaboration to continually provide the best care to our consumers.”


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