Event information

Event date
30 Oct 2018 to 06 Dec 2018
Eleven rural and regional locations across Queensland.

To check locations and dates, please refer to the Locations and Dates tab below.

Who should attend
  • Health practitioners
  • Practice managers
  • Support staff
  • Allied health professionals

Member and group booking discounts available.
Please refer to the costs table in the event description and the information tab below.


AMA Queensland Events Team
Phone: (07) 3872 2222
Email: registrations@amaq.com.au


15 AAPM CPD points have been applied for.

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Join Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer, AMA Queensland and Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck to examine the set-up of a policy framework and discuss risk management essentials for private practice.

Michelle Cowan will examine the set-up of a policy framework including: 

  • how policies interact with other employment framework documents;
  • how policies are formed to be effective for the employer;
  • things to consider when you are preparing a policy;
  • how to effectively implement policies; and
  • how to rely on them in managing employees.

Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck will highlight how to be successful financially and how a practice needs to mitigate and manage its risks through:

  • appropriate insurances;
  • relevant internal controls;
  • correct structuring; and
  • behaviour management.

Regional Private Practice Seminar Series Two: Workplace policies and risk management has been allocated 5 (five) AAPM CPD points per 1 (one) hour of education by The Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd (AAPM).


Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer, AMA Queensland
Michelle joined AMA Queensland with experience working in both the State and Federal jurisdictions. Michelle’s early career was established in retail management roles for leading retailers, where she developed expertise in recruiting, training, developing and managing large workgroups in dynamic work environments. She returned to study law in 2010 and on graduation, took an Associate position in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and then moved into private legal practice, specialising in employment and workplace relations law. Michelle’s breadth of experience from all sides of employment disputes informs members about their employment rights and the practical options available to resolve workplace issues. Michelle has a particular interest in workplace bullying and has successfully navigated members through grievances and investigations. Michelle now heads up the AMA Queensland Workplace Relations Team and looks forward to assisting you with your practice needs, ensuring your practice is compliant with legislative provisions and is running at its most efficient.

Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck
Paul Copeland has extensive knowledge of the medical and dental industries, including all areas of general and specialist practice. He assists clients with their accounting, tax and business advisory requirements. An active property developer himself, Paul also has a substantial client base of individuals and corporations in property development, and advises them on commercial and taxation issues as they relate to the property industry. Through his strong network of referrers and business partners, Paul provides his clients with invaluable specialist knowledge in their industries. His accounting advice is highly sought after at different medical and property seminars and networks across the state.


Date: Wednesday 5 December
Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Central Queensland PHN, 205 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg
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Date: Thursday 6 December
Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Central Queensland PHN, Level 1, 44a William Street, Rockhampton
Online registration