Members

Membership Prospectus

Australian Health Industry Group (AHIG) provides industrial relations and related services to employers and their associated companies within the health, welfare and community services sectors.

Membership of AHIG's subscription service gives you access to these great benefits:

Advisory service hotline
Our hotline operates from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.

You can speak with one of our legal practitioners, for up to 20 minutes in relation to a single matter, at no charge, on four occasions each year (80 minutes in total) regarding:

  • award interpretation and questions
  • legal advice
  • OHS information (including WorkCover advisory and training services such as risk assessment and management, safety audits, effective claims management, identifying light duties and dealing with long-term disability)
  • equal employment opportunity
  • industrial relations matters
  • human resources and employment information (including performance management and reviews, change management, work/life balance, recruitment, induction and mediation)
  • specialist advice about:
    • negotiating employment agreements and contracts
    • disciplinary matters
    • dismissal and retrenchment.

 

Reduced charges for legal work
Normal rates for legal services range from $350 to $500 per hour however, as a member, you receive these services from our legal practitioners for $200 per hour (plus GST).

Publications
You will receive:

  • annual salary circulars to notify you of wage or allowance adjustments
  • industrial bulletins to notify you of claims, progress or resolution of industrial matters affecting the industry
  • the AHIG bi-monthly bulletin
  • the AHIG annual training calendar.

 

Common legal documents
Discounts on common types of employment and legal documents including:

  • position descriptions
  • employment contracts
  • flexibility agreements
  • confidentiality agreements
  • contractor agreements.

 

Training and staff development programs
Discounts on AHIG training. Our active training and staff development program runs continuously throughout Australia. We also provide tailored training at client's workplaces or preferred venues.

Our training programs include:

  • Performance management
  • Effective interviewing for recruitment
  • Position descriptions and contracts of employment
  • Bullying and harassment awareness
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Conducting disciplinary investigations
  • Termination of employment including redundancy
  • Privacy and health records
  • Managing absenteeism
  • OHS for managers and supervisors
  • Hazard management and conducting risk assessment/safety audits
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Managing conflict in the workplace
  • The art of effective delegation
  • Managing successful projects
  • Managing and driving change
  • Managing people and teams
  • Executive coaching and consulting
  • Supervising clinical staff
  • Setting and managing professional boundaries
  • Minimise risk
  • Quality management and process improvement
  • Governance for boards
  • The neuroscience of influence
  • Managing work priorities
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Modern leadership
  • Meaningful conversations
  • Writing policies

You  will find information on all our scheduled events at : www.austhig.net.au.

AHIG's other services and products
As an AHIG member you are entitled to discounts on any of our other services and products including:

  • recruitment services
  • payroll services
  • financial and management audits
  • strategic and business planning services
  • clinical governance and quality programs
  • mediation and dispute resolution
  • payroll auditing and remuneration reviews
  • assistance with preparation for accreditation
  • IT services - procurement, web design and maintenance
  • Resource kits:
    • Recruitment kit
    • Privacy resource kit.


Cost
Membership pricing varies dependent on type, size and number of employees within an organisation.

Generally, membership by a single organisation with less than 20 employees costs $330.00 (inc GST for a year). 

A discounted membership rate is available to current members of the Australian Association of Practice Management. In the example given above, membership would cost $165.00 (inc GST) for a year.

Membership is billed on a pro rata basis when joining AHIG for the year to 30 June. Renewals run from 1 July to 30 June thereafter. 
 

Apply for membership

Contact AHIG membership on 03 9280 8063 or info@austhig.net.au.

 

Kind regards

Membership Manager

 

 

 'I have been a member of AHIG for almost 2 years now as part of my AAPM membership and was drawn to the convenience and knowledge base being made available for a very affordable annual fee.  I have had to call on AHIG on several occasions for various HR/IR and Contractual issues and have been very happy with the response and the timely manner in which I receive it.  With AHIG’s help I now have a better understanding of and have been able to start implementing a 6 monthly employee performance appraisal system.  David and the team at AHIG have a wealth of experience and knowledge relevant to my work and industry and I encourage all AAPM members to review the membership benefits.  I did join and I am glad that I did.'

Adam Maher, CPM AAPM, CPMgr AIMM, DipPM, Practice Manager

 

'The management team at Appletree Family Practice routinely use the Australian Health Industry Group for advice on HR issues. We have come to trust your services and have found both Martin Stirling and Jim Babalis extremely helpful across a wide range of situations. We have, and will continue to recommend your service to our colleagues.'

Michelle Horswood, Practice Manager, Appletree Family Practice

 

'Jim Babalis has assisted our organisation with a very complex workplace matter with a successful outcome to our business.  I would highly recommend Jim and the team of professionals at AHIG.' 

Jann Doherty, Human Resources Manager, Mead Medical Group

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