Applications for the 2017 Fellowship program are now closed.
Examinations will be held on Mon 25 Sep 2017 in Sydney to coincide with the joint ACHSM/ACHS Asia-Pacific Congress.

Fellowship is the highest membership category awarded in the College. It is a significant professional achievement and is awarded by the College to those individuals who have demonstrated to their peers that they have the knowledge, attitudes, conceptual and communication skills to be recognised as senior managers and leaders in the health and aged care industries. Fellowship within the ACHSM is recognised both nationally and internationally and it demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence in health service management.

Fellows provide leadership across the spectrum of public, private and not for profit organisations, in the areas of acute, primary and long term care, and health improvement. Fellows are engaged in the areas of tertiary education and research, policy development and government service, professional services and project management. The awarding of Fellowship to a College member recognises the commitment to research, continuing professional development and learning, and application of knowledge in health services management they demonstrate.

Fellowship candidature and examination

The process of candidature has a number of benefits. It

  • consolidates previous learning and experience
  • provides candidates with a forum for debate and improving their knowledge on current leadership,  policy and management issues in health and aged care
  • demonstrates a high level of commitment as a professional health and aged care leader and manager
  • demonstrates your commitment to excellence, professional development and to the ongoing evolution of the profession

Fellowship process

The pathway to fellowship is a three-stage process.

The exam

The 2017 Fellowship exams will be held at our Congress in Sydney on Monday 25 September 2017.


Please direct any enquiries to the Chief Examiner or the Executive Assistant of the fellowship program by calling 02 8753 5111 or by emailing Alison McCann.

Application fee

The fee for entry in the 2017 Fellowship program and to undertake the examination is $425.  This fee contributes to the costs to the College of the administration and examination process.


2016 Fellowship Graduates from Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand being conferred at the College's 2016 AGM in Brisbane, Qld, Australia


Heather Smith, Lisa Kennedy, James McGuigan, Marina Buchanan-Grey and Christine Dennis



Qld Branch Council, with Hon Fellow Robert Stable and Fellows Wayne Bullock and Ian Edwards



  L–R: WA - Karen Bradley, Donelle Rivett, Mary Miller, Alistair Vickery, Christine Hanna and Bronwyn Baker


SA - Michael Robertson


NZ - Angela Francis with NZHIM President Jayanthi Mohanakrishnan


Hong Kong Fellows


RACMA – Leah Barrett-Beck

RACMA – Mellissa Naidoo