National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Workforce (longer term)

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Workforce (longer term)

132. Develop and implement programs to improve the training, recruitment and retention of the early childhood health and development workforces, with a focus on improving the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. – see also KRA3 DoHA/ FaCSIA
(DEST, DEWR)
133. In collaboration with relevant agencies and levels of government, investigate strategies for recruiting, retaining and supporting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the education and training workforce. – see also KRA3 DoHA (DEWR, DEST)
134. In collaboration with relevant agencies and levels of government, investigate strategies for recruiting, retaining and supporting education professionals in rural and remote areas. – see also KRA3 DEST/DoHA
135. Build the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce by converting CDEP positions in aged care into jobs. – see also KRA3 DoHA (DEWR)
136. Implement, as part of the 2007 Building an Indigenous Community Care Workforce Budget Measure, a workforce strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HACC and National Respite for Carer Program (NRCP) workers. This strategy will be developed in partnership with State and Territory HACC Officials and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HACC
Reference Group. – see also KRA3
DoHA