IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference

Iceberg Events

Monday, 21 August, 2017

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The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Australia (IHEA) are pleased to invite you to the IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference (HFMC 2017), to be held on 11-13 October 2017 at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Australia (IHEA), is the relevant professional organisation for engineers and engineering facility managers employed in the private and public healthcare sectors, from the smallest to the largest facility, as well as consultants engaged in related work. This includes Hospital Engineers, Health Facility Managers, Architects, Consulting Engineers, Builders and Contractors in the healthcare field, and all those engaged in Healthcare Facilities Management.

Members have the opportunity to network with other professionals, share practical experiences and gain access to information on developing technologies. Eligibility for different membership levels depends on the applicant’s qualifications and relevant experience, from apprenticeship through to postgraduate degree.

This year’s theme is Compliance in Motion and aims to give the participants an overview of how Health Services manage compliance. With the role of Healthcare Facility Manager transitioning from technically focused to strategic and operational performance driven, there is additional pressure and responsibility to enhance Compliance Management and actively participate in the continual improvement of processes related to infrastructure management. The mission of facility managers is to embrace a culture of excellence and address Compliance Management with professional pride. Effectively, we become a change agent and a driver for quality in the built environment.

Conference topics will include:

  • Health and Human Services building design requirements.
  • Building Code of Australia, including occupancy certificates, essential services, and statutory and regulatory maintenance.
  • Health Service compliance, including OH&S, Infection control, waste and pollution, and energy management.

The conference program will feature:

  • Optional Masterclass Workshop
  • Various Technical Site Tours
  • 2 Full Days of Conference Sessions
  • Trade Night
  • Conference Dinner
  • Keynote Addresses from Dr Louise Mahler & Professor David Hood


REGISTER NOW via the conference website or for further information: www.HFMC2017.org.au

For enquiries, please contact the conference organisers, Iceberg Events, on +61 7 3876 4988 or bella@icebergevents.com.au

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

Certified Health Care Facility Manager

The IHEA offers a CHCFM certification program to promote healthcare facility management through the certification of qualified individuals by:

  • Recognising formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the IHEA CHCFM program.
  • Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of healthcare facility management.
  • Providing a system to support continuing professional education as a requirement for certification; thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a healthcare facility manager.

Initial Certification for eligible members:

The certification program will run over a two year period requiring the attending of a minimum of 60 hours of approved CPD points (consistent with Engineers Australia CPD points). Further, after consultation with the CHCFM Selection Committee, a 3000 word written paper on a project or topic of their choosing that directly relates to a current activity within their own organisation must be submitted for assessment. The paper will be assessed for originality, accuracy, professionalism and facility management or engineering principles. Certification will be valid for three years. The submitted paper is to comply with the IHEA “Guidelines for Authors Technical Papers, Case Studies and Conference Papers”.

The IHEA provides a range of professional development opportunities for members. Conferences are offered on a national and state level and are available to both members and interested parties. These conferences are designed to keep those attending up to date with relevant issues within our industry. Professional development seminars are available at a branch level in each state and a social function is held at the end of the year. We welcome all those that have a stake in healthcare engineering and health infrastructure management to participate with us in providing innovative and sustainable solutions for a better healthcare facility.

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