Sustainability and Business

Sustainability and Business aims to support the sustainability of the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector in Victoria through the following mechanisms:

  • Strengthening the organisational capacity of member organisations,
  • Development of resources to support organisational capacity and good business systems,
  • Facilitation and delivery of Aboriginal health training packages to agencies providing health services to Aboriginal people to ensure culturally appropriate health provision to Aboriginal people,
  • Provide fee-for-service cultural supervision services for non-Aboriginal organisations,
  • Further the business opportunities offered by broadening the scope of the VACCHO cultural safety program,
  • Make health service providers more accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating culturally safe and culturally friendly environments,
  • Business development of VACCHO member organisations including opportunities for shared procurement and partnerships,
  • Develop VACCHO’s capacity to build an economically sustainable business model which identifies revenue raising opportunities separate to the traditional internal revenue sources.


The Sector Quality Improvement Team provides support to VACCHO member organisations across the whole organisation, not only the health service area.

The HR Capacity Project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria recognising the importance the role that HR practices play in enabling Members to competently execute their primary activities of health service delivery.

Through delivering the Strengthening Primary Health Care project, the team is funded to work intensively with a limited number of VACCHO member organisations and provide broader support to all VACCHO members to define, develop and implement the required systems, policy and procedures, monitoring and reporting processes.

The Sector Quality Improvement team can also provide consulting services in the areas of Accreditation, Quality Improvement, Risk Management, Strategic Planning and Review, Performance Review (CEO/Management) and Governance Review and Support. The Sector Quality Improvement team provides a range of workshops, individual member support, advice, advocacy, coaching, systems development and support to ensure VACCHO Members have a strong and thriving Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. Fore more information on projects, see 'Consultancy Services'.

Please contact the team at VACCHO on 03 9411 9411 for more information.