BloodSafe eLearning Australia works within a multi-tiered governance framework consisting of key stakeholder organisations from the Australian blood sector.
The Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC) is the link between governments and the National Blood Authority (NBA). It is responsible for all jurisdictional issues relating to the national blood supply, including planning, production, supply, and budgeting. It provides national policy leadership on these matters, advising the Ministerial Council and settling less significant issues as authorised by the Ministerial Council.
Approval for funding and strategic direction for BloodSafe eLearning Australia has been provided by JBC.
The National Blood Authority (NBA) is an Australian Government statutory agency, established under the National Blood Authority Act 2003 to improve and enhance the management of the Australian blood and plasma product sector at a national level. The National Blood Authority represents the interests of the Australian, state and territory governments, and sits within the Australian Government’s Health and Ageing portfolio.
Funding for BloodSafe eLearning Australia has been provided by all Australian Governments via the National Blood Authority following approval by the Jurisdictional Blood Committee. Program deliverables, key performance indicators, funding, budget and contract requirements are defined in the Funding Agreement for the BloodSafe eLearning Australia Program between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Minister for Health and Wellbeing (South Australia).
The Blood, Organ and Tissue Programs within the Department of Health and Wellbeing, South Australia, is responsible for contract management, funding arrangements, management of intellectual property rights, reporting to the Jurisdictional Blood Committee and National Blood Authority and provision of legal advice.
The BloodSafe name is a registered trademark of the Government of South Australia.
Women’s and Children’s Health Network
The Centre for Education and Training within the Women’s and Children’s Health Network provides office space, procurement, finance and business processes and line management of BloodSafe eLearning Australia staff.
The Digital Media Unit within the Centre for Education and Training provides learning management system development and technical support, instructional design, graphic design and photographic services to BloodSafe eLearning Australia.
Program Management Office
The Program Management Office is responsible for the day to day operation of BloodSafe eLearning Australia. It is responsible for content development, system solutions including hosting arrangements, user support, financial management, project management and management of external collaborators and contractors.
The program management office is located within the Centre for Education and Training of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network in North Adelaide, South Australia.
BloodSafe eLearning Australia Reference (BEAR) Group
The BloodSafe eLearning Australia Reference (BEAR) Group is an advisory group that consists of representatives from all jurisdictions and the private hospital sector. This group provides stakeholder representation, information and advice to guide the program and ensure that it meets the needs of the users and the organisations that access the learning courses.
Course Development Reference Groups
A group of recognised subject-matter experts from different professions are used to assist with content development, content review and to provide final review and approval prior to a course being released. These experts are identified during the process of course development.
Other Blood Sector Organisations
BloodSafe eLearning Australia has links with other organisations in the blood sector including the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (contract for medical advice, writing and editing services, together with regular meetings), Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT), Blood Matters (Victoria), BloodWatch (NSW), BloodSafe® (SA), the University of Melbourne/Blood Matters Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice and the International Society of Blood Transfusion.