Rebbeck Academy

Commissioning Excellence

About this course

This course focuses on the fundamentals of commissioning by exploring the key concepts and techniques that enable commissioning excellence. 

The purpose of this course is to help PHN staff build a consistently strong level of commissioning capability. This course has been rolled out to more than 700 PHN staff from 11 PHNs over the past 6 years, and we have co-designed and refined this course through close working with PHNs from across the country.

All our Rebbeck Academy courses are run online via Zoom. We use breakout rooms and virtual white boards to facilitate group discussions.

Commissioning Excellence Course Summary

Course Content

Learning Objectives

 For PHN staff to:

  • Develop consistent understanding of commissioning concepts and terminology
  • Explore the critical commissioning competencies required by PHN staff​
  • Localise commissioning concepts in an Australian commissioning context through practical application of techniques​
  • Reinforce the strategic role of PHNs to reform health systems
  • Increase confidence to explain the value of commissioning to system partners​


  • Understanding commissioning
  • Value-based commissioning (commissioning for outcomes)
  • Health needs
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Co-design
  • Enhance and procure
  • Monitor and evaluate

Course dates and costs

Our next online PHN Commissioning Excellence course will start on 28th February 2023.

  • 28 Feb 2023 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • 07 Mar 2023 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • 14 Mar 2023 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • 21 Mar 2023 from 1 pm to 5 pm

You can register your interest below. 



“I had a serious light bulb moment when I understood why PHNs do things the way they do”

Book a course

The 2023 Rebbeck Academy calendar is set. The next Commissioning Excellence Foundation course will be starting on Tuesday 28th February 2023.   

Please fill up this form, and we will be in contact with you with more details.

“Overall the best training I’ve been to in ages”

Please register your interest in our February 2023 course.

Sessions will be:

  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (AEDT) Tuesday 28th February 2023
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (AEDT) Tuesday 7th March 2023
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (AEDT) Tuesday 14th March 2023
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (AEDT) Tuesday 21st March 2023

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