Australian Association of Practice Management

Australian Association of Practice Management


The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) provides industry related information and professional resources that assist in improving practice management.

A comprehensive program of educational workshops, webinars and online learning is offered to ensure those involved in practice management stay up to date with current legislative and accreditation standards.


  • 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

National Board and State Branches

The AAPM has a National Board of Directors and State Branches across Australia.

The National Board of Directors consists of representatives from State Branches. Its function is to provide strategic direction to AAPM in the areas of membership, education, and marketing.


Founded and formally registered 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.

APM members are employed in all areas of healthcare including general practice, allied health, dental, medical specialties, physiotherapy and podiatry. AAPM represents practice managers, business managers, service managers, CEOs and principals – the key-decision makers in a practice.

The role of Practice Management in a healthcare setting involves strategic planning, reviewing and the implementation of processes in practices which increase efficiency and contribute to the overall notion of ‘excellence in healthcare’.  AAPM provides a career pathway recognizing the experience and qualifications of members through Certified Practice Manager and Fellow status.


AAPM advocates on behalf of Healthcare Practice Management to ensure policies reflect government policies promote efficiency in healthcare Practice Management and optimum patient care.

AAPM is represented on the following committees:

  • Practice Incentive Payments (PIP) Advisory Committee
  • Practice Nurse Incentive Payments (PNIP) Advisory Committee
  • Medicare Compliance
  • Indigenous Health
  • GP Roundtable
  • DHS - Large Practice Project
  • Nurses in General Practice (NiGP) Project
  • RACGP Advocacy & Support (GPAS)
  • National Standards Committee  – SGP Standards Committee 
  • Australian Telehealth Advisory Committee
  • Stakeholders Consultative Committee

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