Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL), formerly the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation (VMPF) has offered a richness of healthcare education programs since its establishment in 1920.
VMPF began as an organisation that provided postgraduate medical education prior to the establishment of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). As Colleges were formed, the appropriate educational activities were transferred. Since then the organisation has adapted its vision and mission over nearly 100 years of operation to suit the needs of its members and stakeholders.
Today, HEAL combines its history and experience to deliver educational opportunities with a multidisciplinary focus to a range of professionals in the healthcare industry. This focus on multidisciplinary services allows us the ability to offer quality bridging courses for international graduates, a simulated patient program and a range of custom-designed courses for all health professionals developed through collaborations across disciplines and sectors.
The name HEAL also reflects an expansion of our services beyond Victoria to become nationwide. This supports our much broader focus on the healthcare profession as a whole and better reflects our vision. HEAL and its predecessor have always been and remain a not-for-profit organisation.
For more information about HEAL or current programs, please visit our website at www.heal.edu.au.