The SIF Project

The formal and full name of this project is, Securing an interprofessional future for Australian health professional education and practice. For ease of use we have already adopted a shorter name, the ‘SIF Project’. The SIF project has been funded to lead and develop a whole of system approach to Australian IPE as a way of contributing to the delivery of high quality, patient responsive and sustainable health services.

The project team is working in close partnership with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that every student who graduates from an Australian university with a health profession qualification at entry level has achieved the core capabilities required for successful interprofessional and collaborative practice and continuing interprofessional learning across their professional lives.

This outcome will be achieved via the establishment and operation of a national IPE Governance and Development Framework. The Framework consists of five elements:


  1. A National Interprofessional Education Council (IPE Council) – a leadership body
  2. A standing committee focusing on building IPE capacity and capability across Australian programs of health professional education
  3. A standing committee focusing on developing new knowledge related to all aspects of IPE, in particular as this relates to Australian IPE
  4. The development of a regional IPE knowledge repository that will capture, organise and disseminate IPE related knowledge and information
  5. A National IPE Workplan that will be used to document, prioritise and coordinate the work of all elements of the Governance and Development Framework.


How can you become involved?

The active involvement of all stakeholders will be critical to the success of the project. You can sign up to our project newsletter for regular updates. We would greatly appreciate your support.

The project team

The project team is drawn from eight universities and two Partner organisations – see our ‘People’ page for more information. The project’s management team includes an interprofessional grouping with broad experience in health professional education, curriculum design, health practice and professional learning and change management. The project is supported by an eminent national and international reference group.

Project contact details

Project Manager: Tagrid Yassine (tagrid.yassine@uts.edu.au)
Project Lead: Associate Professor Roger Dunston (roger.dunston@uts.edu.au)

We look forward to working with you.

roger-head-shotAssociate Professor Roger Dunston
Project Lead
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Technology Sydney


Funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.