Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy released
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Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy released

Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy

The Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery and Minister for Disability Services Stephen Dawson have released the State Training Board's Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy . The strategy aims to meet the growing skill demands of Western Australia's highest employing industry. 

 

Chaired by Chris Hall, AM the Social Assistance and Allied Health Steering Workforce Strategy calls for a coordinated response to maximise the development and growth of a contemporary, skilled and flexible workforce to meet the growing needs of vulnerable people living in Western Australia.

The report identified the number of disability and aged care support workers needs to double over the next five years, and the vocational education and training (VET) sector must provide training that meets the needs of this workforce. Considering the current environment, the report highlighted it is likely the social assistance and allied health sectors will face challenges sustaining a skilled workforce.

Streamlining training pathways to provide flexible employment options for students, and enhancing the quality of training through a stronger focus on partnerships between TAFE and local employers are options to make the VET sector more accessible to industry and the public.

To view Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy. 

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Page last updated June 17, 2019