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The Emergency Leadership and Management Course

A 12-week course on leadership in healthcare, empowering clinical professionals for excellence.


Semester 2 - July 22 to November 3, 2024




Postgraduate Course


Formerly known as Clinical Leadership and Management, The Emegency Leadership and Management Course (ELM) has been refreshed with exciting new content to to accelerate your leadership career.

This 12-week course will deliver a fresh perspective on the role of emergency department leaders; providing critical tools and insights. With a practical focus on applied learning, the course provides an opportunity to enhance your leadership capabilities, boosting both your capacity and confidence to manage leadership and management in the complex and fast-paced emergency context.

The course content is specific to the emergency and trauma department setting and includes:

  • Effective clinical leadership

  • Successful service development

  • Managing the emergency care process, including understanding pre-hospital systems and influences

  • The importance of establishing data management and presentation/outcomes registries

  • Measuring and improving quality

  • Developing robust research and training programs

  • Accountability for department performance

  • Human resources issues in the emergency and trauma department setting

  • Running health care projects

This course can either be completed as a standalone certificate, or as one unit towards the Master of Public Health with Monash University.


  • Clinicians and senior administrators with responsibility for the delivery of an emergency clinical service

  • Emergency Fellows and advanced trainees eager to develop their leadership skills and expand their career opportunities.



This course will not run in Semester 1, 2024

Semester 2:

July 22 to November 3, 2024

Workshop - Friday 13 September 2024

The workshop for this course will be delivered online.


A/Prof de Villiers Smit

A/Prof de Villiers Smit is an experienced Emergency Physician with a strong interest in clinical research, systems design, quality improvement and patient flow. As Director of Emergency Services at Alfred Health and Director of The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, de Villiers oversees the busiest trauma centre in Australasia and has been instrumental in developing and implementing several care models to improve patient care and experience.

Prof Peter Cameron

Professor Peter Cameron serves as the Academic Director of Alfred Emergency Academic Centre and holds the position of Professor of Emergency Medicine at Monash University. He has previously served as the President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. With a global focus, Peter has provided consultation and published extensively on trauma and emergency system development. His impressive research portfolio includes over 700 peer-reviewed publications. In his role, Peter leads teaching, research at Alfred Health, aligning with the organisation's strategic priorities and values.

Dr Carl Luckhoff

Dr Carl Luckhoff is the Deputy Director at Alfred Health Emergency & Adjunct Senior Lecturer with Monash University. Following his initial training in South Africa, Carl worked in the UK and other overseas remote locations before starting his emergency specialist training in Australia. He has since completed his Global Executive MBA from Monash Business School.

Dr Eleanor Junckerstorff

Dr Eleanor Junckerstorff was elected to a fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in 2018. Since then she has been working as an emergency physician at The Alfred and Sandringham Hospitals. Eleanor enjoys playing a role in the education of her medical colleague. She is an APLS instructor.

Jessica Hocking

Jessica Hocking is an educationalist and program/project manager. Having commenced her career in the private sector, she has been working in public health for over 13 years with roles in Australia and the Middle East. Jessica has been instrumental in the design, development and delivery of multiple emergency care projects, programs and services across the globe.

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