Within the Australasian College of Health Service Management Fellowship is the peak membership level. It represents the recognition by your peers of your experience, competence and contribution to the profession of health leadership. Acceptance into the Fellowship program is only available to those members of the College with 20 or more membership points. Most eligible candidates for fellowship are required to undertake a period of study through study group and pass an examination. However, a small number of members, or health service executives that are eligible for membership, who score more than 45 membership points, may qualify for the ‘alternative pathway’ to Fellowship.
Complete the Membership Application and Advancement Scoring Form. If you score more than 45 points, and this includes 4 points from the executive level of management experience (Section 2 question 3) you may be eligible for the alternative pathway to Fellowship.
Attach two letters of endorsement from existing Fellows of the College or alternatively contact your Branch Council and ask them to endorse your application.
Submit all your documents as one PDF file commencing with the Membership Application and Advancement form.
ACHSM will assess your application and if need be seek any further supporting information required from you to verify the information you provide. Upon confirming a score over 45 points on the form your application will move to endorsement.
Once processed the application is submitted to the ACHSM Board for approval at the next meeting. The Board meets every two months.
Your fellowship will be conferred at the next Annual General meeting. You will be expected to attend and join other Fellowship candidates being conferred at that time. The ceremony is an important element in acknowledging your substantial achievement in attaining Fellowship of ACHSM regardless of the pathway.
Alternative arrangements for conferral are possible if attendance at the AGM is not possible.
It is expected that it will take between 6-10 weeks to complete the above process from submission of application to Board approval. You will be kept informed of progress at each stage of the process.
Please address all initial enquiries direct to the Chief Executive Officer – Catherine Chaffey
Prof Allan Cripps (Qld)
Dr S. Geethalakshmi
Dr Umesh Gupta
Dr Sukumar Ramamurthi
A/Prof Ledua Tamani
RACMA dual recognition
Membership Application and Advancement Scoring Form
CV summary template
Alternative Pathway to Fellowship payment form
Fellow Endorsement Letter
Branch Endorsement Letter
Media Consent form