APHealthy Wellington: The Achievement Program

The Achievement Program is part of the Victorian Government’s vision for a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury, so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing and participation at every age. Launched in 2012, it boasts a membership of more than 3000 early childhood services, schools and workplaces from around Victoria.

Cancer Council Victoria is managing the implementation of the Achievement Program on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. 

The development and implementation of the Achievement Program in schools and early childhood services has been jointly overseen by the Victorian Departments of Education and Training and Health and Human Services.



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We are striving to create Healthy Wellington Workplaces, using the Achievement Program.

The Achievement Program will help a Workplace:

  • Create a positive, healthy culture
  • Increase employee morale, improve productivity and reduce sick leave
  • Build on the health and wellbeing initiatives you already have in place
  • Be recognised by the Victorian Government and position yourself as an employer of choice

Wellington Primary Care Partnership are committed to the delivery of the Achievement Program for workplaces. Linde Coggan, Health Promotion Worker at Wellington Primary Care Partnership is here to support workplaces in Wellington Shire progress through the Achievement Program.

Email: linde.coggan@cghs.com.au Phone: 5143 8844

For more information, or to register for the Workplace Achievement Program please click here



Early Learning Services & Schools

The Achievement Program and Early Learning Services:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of your whole service while addressing elements of the National Quality Standard
  • Healthy children learn better, so you’ll give them a great start to their learning and development
  • Establish healthy habits early, setting children up for a lifetime of good health
  • Integrate health and wellbeing strategies in your Quality Improvement Plan

The Achievement Program and Schools:

  • Healthy students learn better – help your students get the most from their education
  • Improve student wellbeing and engagement outcomes
  • Create a positive learning and working environment
  • Integrate health and wellbeing strategies in your strategic and annual plan

Who is here to help?

Jessica Harkness, Health Promotion Worker at Central Gippsland Health Service is here to help early learning services and schools in Wellington Shire progress through the Achievement Program.

Email: jessica.harkness@cghs.com.au  Phone: 5143 8851

Amy Wakem, Health Promotion Officer at Yarram and District Health Service is available to early learning services and schools in Yarram District to assist them to move through the Achievement Program.

Email: health.promotion@ydhs.com.au Phone: 5182 0275

For more information on the Schools Achievement Program please click here, or for Early Learning Services please click here

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Wellington Primary Care Partnership and member agencies were successful in their submission for the Healthy Together Victoria – Achievement Program Implementation Support Fund.

This funding opportunity will enable the WPCP to provide leadership implementing the building blocks of the Achievement Program.  To achieve ‘good health’ there needs to be system-wide change in the focus of prevention activities.

The goals of the funding is to engage as many workplaces as possible, to build partnerships and to guide them through the Achievement Program Framework to assist them to becoming a healthier workplace based on the HTV principles. The funding grant has enabled the WPCP to employ a health promotion worker to facilitate broader engagement of workplaces in the Achievement Program across the Wellington Shire.