Sydney Child Health Program recognised in Australian Business Awards

Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP) has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in the Australian Business Awards 2021 for Training Excellence.

Announced today, this award recognised SCHP for their innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming their traditional program into a new model of service to allow for online education and training.

As part of the Network, SCHP delivers online paediatric education and training to health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. The program is delivered by more than 100 clinicians, providing training in 30 different paediatric sub-specialties to participants all around the world. 

Like most organisations, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought significant challenges to SCHP’s usual operations as all traditional face-to-face exams, assessments and educational contact were cancelled. However through implementing and optimising a new mode of service delivery and operations, SCHP were able to transition their 800+ participants to an online exam format, introduce live webinars, launch an interactive digital learning platform, develop a new assessment structure for online delivery and support international tutors to transtition to online tutorials.

Dr Annemarie Christie, Director of SCHP, said the award was a fantastic achievement that highlighted the impact their program was having not only nationally, but internationally as well.

"The team are so proud to have our work recognised with an ABA100 Award for Training Excellence," Dr Christie said.

"This award is recognition of the hard work of the whole team in delivering excellence in paediatric education that not only empowers health professionals around the world, but translates into improved health outcomes for the children in their care.”

“Through challenging times and difficult situations, the team at SCHP have not only continued to deliver quality education but have also made significant improvements to the learning platform, curriculum and quality of our product."

The success of the new model was reflected in the Yearly Evaluation Survey 2020-21, with more than 99.5% participants reported an improvement in knowledge and confidence in dealing with children and adolescents and 92.6% continue to apply the knowledge gained in their work.

Read more about SCHP's achievement and the Australian Business Awards on their website.