All candidates are required to complete formal leadership training.

Below is a list of suggested courses, however, others may be suitable upon consultation with the Associate Dean (Research). Enrolment for leadership training will require a separate application to the relevant institution and may incur additional fees.


Business Leadership (MicroMasters Program)

The University of Queensland

This MicroMasters is intended for people who are interested in becoming effective leaders within their organization. This program and capstone project will teach you the skills needed to inspire your colleagues and to evolve your business.

Costs: $1,347.30 USD

Duration: Online. 3-10 weeks per course, 5 courses in total.



Leadership Programs – Clinical Excellence Queensland

Queensland Health

Clinical Excellence Queensland design and deliver a range of development programs to enhance the leadership and management capabilities of Queensland Health clinicians across the career continuum.

Programs include:

  • The High Impact Leadership Program is a new statewide development program for pre-executive level clinicians. The aim of the program is to build capability to drive a culture of collaboration, service excellence and service improvement. The program has been designed as a foundation for succession management for senior clinicians to move into future executive roles.
  • The Manage4Improvement program is a six month integrated leadership and management program designed to build the confidence and capabilities of clinicians to support improvements in health service delivery, through gaining a broader understanding of how the health and business systems operation simultaneously.
  • The Step Up Leadership program is a three month state-wide program designed to meet the complex leadership needs of clinicians. The program focuses on developing and strengthening skills you need to supervise, motivate, lead change and provide effective leadership within a healthcare team. These skills will assist you and your team in providing optimum patient care.
  • The Learn2Lead Program is a statewide initiative designed to help prepare junior doctors for challenges they may face in their career by exploring practical strategies and approaches to building resilience and self-care.

Costs & enrolment information:

  • Program available to Queensland Health Clinicians.
  • Program participation is subject to local manager approval, and local Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive endorsement.
  • The Clinical Excellence Division cover the cost of the core program, while travel, backfill cost and any additional accommodation costs will need to be funded locally.

Further program information can be obtained by contacting Paul Stafford.

Duration: 3-6 month’s depending on program


Metro North Executive Leaders Program (in conjunction with GE Healthcare)

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

This program is designed to identify, develop and retain senior leaders with the ability, engagement and aspiration to progress into senior leadership roles within Queensland Health and partner organisations. Program content is intended to equip senior leaders (clinical and non-clinical) with exceptional levels of leadership knowledge and skills to enable them to make a successful transition into executive roles and to secure a pipeline of capable and engaged executive talent to meet current and future Queensland Health leadership needs. 

Senior clinical and non-clinical leaders who are interested in future career progression into Executive Director roles are encouraged to nominate. Executive Directors are invited to nominate people from their facility or stream who they identify as having the potential and aspiration to be successful in an Executive Director role within a 2-3 year period

Costs & enrolment information: Program available to Metro North HHS employees, and external candidates. Contact Metro North Organisational Development (MNOrganisational for details


Leadership for Clinicians Training Program: Associate Fellow (AFRACMA)

Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

This program is specifically tailored with medical management and leadership modules to support the professional development of medical practitioners.  The workshops, online lectures and forums are designed to give medical practitioners fundamental knowledge and practical skills in medical management and leadership. These are the essentials skills that can effectively be incorporated into current working practice.  Sessions are aimed at enabling individuals to enhance their performance and build working confidence and competence in a safe and confidential setting.

Costs: $1,281.50 application fee, Module 1 - $4,500, Module 2 - $3,000, Module 3 - $4,500

Duration: Intensive workshops - Module 1 – 3 days, Module 2 – 2 days, Module 3 – 3 days


Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, The University of Queensland

This six-month program is ideal for those with any bachelor's degree or relevant professional experience. You don't need a business background to enrol – see Program Details for admission requirements.

Undertake four courses from the course list of our highly respected MBA program. You will gain a strong foundation in key subjects that cover the knowledge, skills and insights that can later be built on in the MBA.

Complete one compulsory course and three additional courses that will develop your leadership skills and teach you about areas including management, accounting, economics, and operations.

Use your qualification as a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Because courses are taken from the MBA course list, you can transfer your study credits.

Costs: $23,280 (indicative 2019 fee)

Duration: Half year FT or PT equivalent


Mater – Exceptionally Skilled Management Program

Mater Hospitals and Health Services

Mater’s Exceptionally Skilled Management Program (ESMP) focuses on developing the leaders of Mater’s future. The program is designed to provide Mater with a formal, consistent and robust approach to developing and building the critical middle management level within the organisation, ensuring managers have the skills and knowledge to perform effectively in their roles and to manage the business units under their responsibility. Upon program completion, Mater Education is offers a pathway for interested participants to articulate to a Diploma of Leadership and Management, utilising Recognition of Prior Learning.

Costs & enrolment information: Contact Mater Education Unit 07 31638111

Duration: 12 months


Mater – Emerging Leaders Roundtable

Mater Hospitals and Health Services

This program will support and enable new managers to Mater (or newly promoted Managers) to develop into their new roles. It is also suitable for experienced managers motivated to further develop existing skills and capabilities, but currently can’t commit to the more intensive ESMP program. Participants in the Emerging Leaders Roundtable will come together for 2 hours, once per month to participate in a coached and facilitated discussion based on the Harvard Business Review text, “Manager’s Handbook – The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out”. The program also facilitates connections across disciplines, expanding participant networks in the Mater community.

Costs & enrolment information: Contact Mater Education Unit 07 31638111

Duration: 9 months