The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is Australia's largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners.

We represent over 21,000 members working in general practice and are proud that over 17,000 general practitioners in Australia have chosen to be a member of the College. General practitioners in Australia provide over 115 million patient consultations annually.

Core Strategic Objectives

Our members and staff aim to improve the health of all people in Australia, through:


College Principles

As guiding principles, our members and staff strive to:


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The Australian Association of Practice Managers

The Australian Association of Practice Managers (AAPM) represents Practice Managers and the profession of Practice Management. Founded in 1979, AAPM is a non-profit, national peak association recognised as the professional body dedicated to supporting effective Practice Management in the healthcare profession.

Mission Statement

'Professional excellence in healthcare practice management'

Vision Statement

  • Represents and unites practice managers and the profession of practice management throughout the Healthcare industry.
  • Promotes professional development and the code of ethics through leadership and education.
  • Provides specialised services and networks to support quality practice management.
  • The AAPM has, along with its dedicated management, staff and volunteers, a National Board and State Branches. The National Board consists of representatives appointed from State Branches. Its function is to manage the overall direction of AAPM including areas such as, but not limited to, membership and accreditation, education, marketing, publications and regulations.

    State Branches conduct education programs, including courses, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of members living in urban, rural and remote areas.

    AAPM thrives on its 'continuous improvement philosophy' and it offers access to information or professional resources that will assist Practice Managers to improve the performance of a practice. AAPM can offer advice and direction on staff issues, management principles, awards and conditions.

    All of AAPM members are required to abide by our professional Code of Ethical Conduct.

    AAPM Core Principles

    The AAPM Professional Development Program rests on a set of Core Principles, which describes the knowledge critical to competent performance in heath care practices management.

    The Core Principles:
  • Provide the framework for the AAPM Professional Development Program.
  • Form the basis of Fellow Certification Program.
  • Give AAPM at a National, State, Regional and Interest Group level an opportunity to develop education programs, products and services within these areas.
  • Offer a standard of material and quality to the AAPM product and services we offer our members and the healthcare community.

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