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About Us

Introduction

Medcast strives to be the best provider of ongoing health professional education in Australia, known for our quality and innovation. We bring excellence into everything we do, combining the best educators and learning design methods with the latest evidence and technology.

We provide education direct to health professionals and services to organisations with the aim to improve the standard of healthcare across Australia. 

Our health professional education includes:

  • Online and face-to-face education for health professional continuing professional development in primary care and critical care.
  • General Practice training courseware.
  • Nurse and Nurse Practitioner courses.
  • Vocational training for Aged Care.

Our services for organisations include:

  • Learning design and development including audio-visual production.
  • eLearning technology solutions.
  • Education hosting, marketing and delivery.
  • Education consulting services for organisations including training needs analysis.
  • In-house course delivery.
  • Staff certification via our Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Working with clients across corporate, government, NGOs, Primary Health Networks, and training organisations, Medcast provides a full range of e-learning solutions and blended courses.

Our Team

The Medcast team is made up of experienced Medical Educators, Educational Technologists, Learning Designers, Project Managers, Marketing and IT experts. The team is constantly challenging themselves to create different ways to help health professionals learn and to solve business problems.

Team - Justin
Justin Lewis

Business & Finance Director

Team - Stephen
Stephen Barnett

Medical Director

Team - Luke
Luke Kean

Chief Technology Officer

Team - Kate
Kate Clutton

Chief Operations Officer

Team - Greg
Greg Teuss

Learning Coordinator

Team - Terese
Terese Haberle

Events & Customer Service

Team - James
James Landrigan

Learning Designer

Team - Joshua
Joshua Wood

Technical Lead

Tony Simpson
Tony Simpson

Senior Full Stack Developer

Team - Angelina
Angelina Pisani

Admin & Office Assistant

Dr Simon Morgan
Dr Simon Morgan

Senior Medical Educator

Team - Ken
Ken Hambrecht

Principal Consultant

Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Senior Education Consultant

Team - Gary
Gary Fairweather

Business Manager

Team - Crystal
Crystal Smith

Senior Education Consultant

Team - Danielle
Danielle Grace

Senior Education Consultant

Team - Abbey
Abbey Rodgers

Learning Administrator

Team - Kathryn
Kathryn Jennings

Digital Marketing Specialist

Luke Kean

Our technology doesn't just make things easy, it provides insights into how to continuously improve education at scale.

Luke Kean

Chief Technology Officer

Other Team members

  • Instructional designers & e-Learning developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Copywriters & editors
  • Medical educators
  • Web developers

Our Vision

Our vision is to improve health care delivery nationally and internationally by providing high quality education and resources, using online and face-to-face collaborative technology solutions.

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History

Medcast was founded by Dr Stephen Barnett in 2013, building on his PhD in online communities, 20 years of clinical experience, and his involvement in graduate and postgraduate medical education, research and health informatics.

Medcast has a history of long-term working partnerships with key clients, such as the Black Dog Institute. In 2013, in partnership with the Black Dog Institute, Medcast established a Virtual Community of Practice for e-Mental Health. Medcast continues to support this project through the delivery of training to six thousand (6,000) health professionals over the last 5 years.

In March 2018 Medcast acquired Critical Care Education Services - a long-established medical training business. Critical Care Education Services (CCES) has been operating successfully for over 30 years providing a range of public and in-house training courses to nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

In April 2018 Medcast entered into a joint venture with NB Medical, a UK-based medical education group to offer their successful ‘Hot Topics GP Update’ training courses in Australia. Hot Topics is a one-day update course for GPs, accredited with the RACGP. NB Medical is a leading UK provider of CPD for GPs, educating over 20,000 practitioners each year throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands. 

In March 2020, as a highly effective pandemic emergency response, the Commonwealth Department of Health swiftly identified, and acted on, the need to upskill nurses to meet potential workforce demand due to COVID-19.

Medcast and its subsidiary Critical Care Education Services were engaged to assist in creating workforce capacity through the rapid deployment of flexible, scalable, online learning on key critical care topics.

Through the SURGE Critical Care (Specialised Upskilling and RN Growth through Education in Critical Care) project, the Australian Government funded up to 20,000 new online education places to upskill Registered Nurses in critical care nursing. Learn more.