Health workforce

Policy and programs to improve the adequacy and quality of Australia's health workforce.

Page last updated: 18 December 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - information about health workforce programs specifically assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Allied Health Professionals - Information on training opportunities and support initiatives for allied health professionals.

Dentists - Information on training opportunities and support initiatives for dentists.

General Practitioners - Information on training opportunities, support initiatives and legislation affecting general practitioners.

Health Practitioners - Information on training opportunities, support initiatives and legislation affecting doctors, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other health workers.

Medical Specialists - Information on training opportunities, support initiatives and legislation affecting medical specialists.

Midwives - information relevant to midwives and the maternity services reforms.

Nurses - information relevant to nurses, midwives, students, medical practitioners, other health professionals and consumers.

Programs - A-Z list of programs to improve the adequacy, quality and distribution of Australia's health workforce.

Programs serving specific communities - information for communities and organisations on programs to recruit or retain health professionals in particular areas.

Students / trainees - information for students, trainees and health professionals interested in commencing or progressing a career as a health professional.

Health Workforce Program Review

Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs

Further information

eHealth (external) - Healthcare organisations can now register to participate in the eHealth record system. Only healthcare organisations need to register. Individual health professionals will be authorised by their registered organisation (e.g. hospital or GP surgery) to access the eHealth record system.

Resources - publications, research and reviews related to Australia's health workforce.

Links - links to websites that may contain useful information for those working, or interested in working, as a health professional in Australia.

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