Ongoing professional development is essential for developing and maintaining a knowledgeable and sustainable medical technology workforce. Medical technology professionals require up to date knowledge, skills and understanding to deliver positive outcomes in the ever complex and changing healthcare environment.
Participating in the MTAA professional development program will foster excellence and provide ongoing opportunities to better enable and sustain the workforce. A range of MTAA professional development opportunities are available.Click here to view Career Pathways for the Medical Technology Industry.
To gain an overview of the program, please download our Professional Development poster and/or brochure.
The professional development program aims to provide a wide range of learning opportunities to specifically address individual learning needs.
The program is divided into three areas.
3. Information Sharing
Opportunities during 2011 will be available throughout the year.
MTAA offers a range of face-to-face training modules across six courses. These are:
1.0 Medical Technology Regulation & Clinical Activities
2.0 MTAA/MTANZ Code of Practice
3.0 Working with Healthcare Professionals
4.0 Reimbursement of Medical Technology
5.0 Workforce Development
6.0 Commercial Practices
MTAA uses a blended learning approach to deliver training. This includes face-to-face training (scheduled or in-house), self-paced online, small group facilitated online sessions and webinars.
The last education audit completed in Arpil 2009 identified over 2300 courses relevant to the medical technology industry. The Undergraduate and Post-graduate Course Directories assist in searching for relevant courses available through universities, TAFE and private providers across Australia.
A Workplace Learning Directory has been established to support secondary and tertiary students identify work placements. The directory lists MTAA member medical technology companies that have volunteered to offer workplace learning programs to students.
MTAA is currently working with member companies and universities to develop an Intern Scholarship that will support tertiary students enter the workforce. This undertaking aims to provide an opportunity for Australian university students to engage in a program of learning by completing an agreed project with an MTAA member host company.
3. Information Sharing
CEO Forums are held up to three times a year in Sydney and are open to member company CEOs, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors and National Directors.
MedTech Seminars provide opportunities for industry employees to come together and discuss key medical technology industry issues in Sydney.
Webytes are free online webinars available only to MTAA members. Sessions are delivered by guest speakers over the internet and recorded for later reference. Details are available on the members' only section of the website.
A Virtual Library links members through the members only section of the website to important documents relevant to the industry.
For all professional development enquiries, please contact the Professional Development Manager.
P: +61 02 9900 0650
E: [email protected]
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Medical Technology Association of Australia | National Association | Medical Technology Industry
The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community.
MTAA represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. The range of medical technology is diverse with products ranging from familiar items such as syringes and wound dressings, through to high-technology implanted devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, hip and other orthopaedic implants. Products also include hospital and diagnostic imaging equipment such as ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging machines.
MTAA members distribute the majority of the non-pharmaceutical products used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability in Australia. Our member companies also play a vital role in providing healthcare professionals with essential education and training to ensure safe and effective use of medical technology.