About Specialty Practice...

SHPA Specialty Practice includes more than 30 areas of practice, as listed below, and is a free member benefit for SHPA members.

Within each stream, there are three levels at which you can be involved:

  • Interest Group - the entry level for a Specialty Practice Stream, you can join as many Interest Groups as you wish
  • Practice Group - for those with demonstrable experience and/or emerging leaders in a specialty, who want to contribute to SHPA's work and support members of the stream
  • Leadership Committee - for members who want deeper involvement in a specialty area and to drive the activities of the Practice Group.

TO JOIN AN INTEREST GROUP - Enter the username and password for your Online CPD account to view the self enrolment options on this page* and select all Interest Groups you would like to join. If no self enrolment option appears and you are able to click through to the landing page for the Interest Group, this means you are already enrolled. 

*Please contact specialtypractice@shpa.org.au if you are unable to see the self enrolment options or need assistance with your Online CPD account details. If you have recently joined SHPA please allow one working day (Vic) to receive access details for a 'member eligible' account.

TO JOIN A PRACTICE GROUPIf you qualify, apply to join a Practice Group by completing the webform here.

Search the specialties listed below in alphabetical order, click on ⓘ to find out why you should join.

Leadership Committee Chair Forum - for current Chairs of Leadership Committees


TO WITHDRAW FROM A GROUP - Please identify which group(s) you wish to unenrol from and email the details to the Specialty Practice Team (specialtypractice@shpa.org.au) who will process your request.