Workforce and education

Professional development and training


EMPHN offers education to GPs, allied health professionals, practice nurses, practice managers and other practice staff. Our education priorities are informed by national and local priorities. 

As an authorised provider of accredited activities under the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) QI & CPD Program, we deliver quality education in collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure a competent and sustained workforce. 

EMPHN leads the Eastern Melbourne GP Education Alliance which is a collaboration involving the six local hospital networks and GP training providers in EMPHN’s catchment. The Alliance facilitates cooperation between parties in the delivery of locally relevant, cost-efficient and effective GP education.   

EMPHN’s education program is intrinsic to the capacity-building support provided to general practices. We offer a range of face-to-face events and recorded webinars which have relevance to all general practice staff. 

EMPHN is the lead agency for development of a suite of practice education webinars which are available on the website of the Victorian PHN Alliance:     

Please see our events page to view current education opportunities. To subscribe to our events newsletter and other publications, provide details here

Contact:               Virginia Blight, 03 9046 0336

                             Kathy Tepper,  03 9046 0338

EMPHN does not provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, but practices can access a list of local training providers here.

Recruitment support

We provide recruitment support to general practices in our catchment by offering free listing of vacancies on our website.  We also provide specific advice to practices about: 

  • Eligibility criteria for employment of GPs;
  • Medical registration and provider number applications;
  • Sections 19AA and 19AB of the Health Insurance Act; and
  • District of workforce shortage and remoteness classifications. 

Click here to submit a vacancy listing

Click here to view our current listings.

Contact: Kathy Tepper,, (03) 9046 0338