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Get Ahead in Your Career - NEW veterinary practice management qualification from UNE Partnership

Posted in Guest Blogger @ Jul 8th 2011 6:29pm - By Mark Stallwood, Academic Director, Practice Management UNE Partnerships

Well you certainly have to agree that practice is changing.

The way veterinary practices were managed 10 years ago, won't make the grade today.  Business conditions are tougher, consumers expect more and government red tape is increasing.  In view of all of this it seemed a prudent time to review and rewrite the Certificate and Diploma in Professional Practice Management.

The new courses have a much greater focus on key business areas such as people management, marketing, risk analysis and compliance while not losing the previous strengths of financial analysis and looking at the role of a practice manager in a professional practice.  In addition the Diploma course brings in the essential new topic of Leadership.  The two new qualifications have also been designed to have a different focus.  The Certificate IV course is aimed at those people in practice who may already be managing a small team or section within the practice.  The Diploma course has a much greater strategic focus and encourages students to think about the longer term view for the business, as well as considering all the external factors that may impact on the business.  Both courses have been customised for veterinary practice and are offered as distance or face-to-face workshop delivery.

The feedback to date from students has been really positive and that has made all of the hard work that everyone has put in worthwhile.  The course information is available on the UNE Partnership Practice Management website or if you would like to chat about any aspect of the course then please feel free to email me at

Mark Stallwood MBA B.V.Sc Dip Pract Management

Academic Director, Practice Management, UNE Partnerships

Mark is also Director of Stallwood Consulting Services, a niche consulting firm that works with veterinary and medical practices throughout Australia


Judy Gillespie @ Jul 11th 2011 5:27pm
A big thanks to Mark Stallwood for agreeing to be our inaugral guest blogger - yay Mark!

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