Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs

Appendix i: Health Workforce Division programs and funding 209

Page last updated: 24 May 2013

Health Workforce Division programs and funding Funding 209
Program/Initiative2012-13 ($m)2013-14 ($m)2014-15 ($m)2015-16 ($m)
209 Funding figures beyond 2012-13 are indicative. In most cases contractual funding commitments have not been made for these initiatives.
210 Includes funding for initiatives such as 2013 Additional medical internships, stakeholder support, and evaluation projects.
211 The Telehealth initiative ceases after 30 June 2013.
212 This program ceases after 30 June 2013.
213 As of 1 July 2013 Outer Metropolitan Relocation Incentive Grant funding will be devolved to Medicare Locals covering outer metropolitan regions.
214 This program will commence in 2013-14.
215 This operational funding is part of the National Partnership Agreement on Health Services between the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory Government.
216 There is no program funding attached to these programs, but they have cost impacts through Medicare.
217 There is no program funding attached to these programs, but they have cost impacts through Medicare.
218 There is no program funding attached to this scheme.
Nursing & Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme
8.1
8.3
8.4
8.6
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Training Package
10.2
13.1
13.8
14.1
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS)
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
General Practice Training Program
Australian General Practice Training Program
Prevocational GP Placement Program
Remote Vocational Training Scheme
General Practice Registrars Australia
GP Procedural Training Program
209.2
232.7
251.6
267.1
Rural Health Continuing Education Program (RHCE)
Includes Rural Health Education Foundation
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4
Rural and Remote General Practice Program
18.9
19.6
19.9
20.3
Health Workforce Innovation and Reform210
14.6
18.2
14.3
11
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships
Includes Bonded Support Scheme
13.1
13.4
13.6
13.9
Specialist Training Program (STP)
Includes Diagnostic Imaging – Enhancing Rural and Remote Workforce Scheme
96.8
129
140.3
145.2
Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program
Dental Training Expanding Rural Placements Program
John Flynn Placement Program
Rural Clinical Training and Support Program
University Departments of Rural Health
126.8
128.3
130.5
133
Stakeholder Support
Includes Bush Services Support Program and nursing stakeholder support
7.1
0.7
2.9
3
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarship & Support Scheme
27.1
29.4
30.8
31.4
Nursing in General Practice Program
2.5
3
3.1
3.1
Midwife Credentialing
0
0.1
0.1
0.1
International Recruitment Strategy (IRS)
International Recruitment Strategy
Additional Assistance Scheme
5 Year Overseas Trained Doctor Scheme
Rural Locum Relief Program
4.5
4.8
4.9
5
Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP)
302.6
331.2
360
366.9
Rural Procedural Grants Program
Includes Rural Locum Education Assistance Program
17
17.2
17.4
17.6
Radiation Oncology Workforce Program
1.9
1.9
2
2
Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship
10.1
3.3
6.9
7.1
HECS Reimbursement Scheme
11.3
12
12.6
13.2
Rural Health Workforce Strategy – Communications
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
National Rural Locum Program
2
2.1
2.1
2.2
Supporting the Emergency Medicine Workforce
16.4
28.3
27.5
28
Telehealth - Training of Medical Professionals211
11.6
0
0
0
General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP)
116.4
88.1
91.6
93.7
Exploring regulation of the personal care workforce212
0.4
0
0
0
Outer Metropolitan Relocation Incentive Grant program213
1.9
3.8
3.9
3.9
Oral Health Therapists Graduate Year Program
12.7
15.5
8
7.5
Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program
16.8
33.7
24.5
18.1
Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme
0.9
22.2
23.9
29.3
Academic Health Sciences Precinct Pilot Project214
0
0.8
0.2
0
Northern Territory Medical Program215
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.3
Health Workforce Australia funding
213.6
228.9
231.7
234.2
Section 3GA programs216 Approved Private Emergency Department program
Approved Medical Deputising Service Program
Special Approved Placements Program
Temporary Resident Other Medical Practitioner Program
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Other Medical Practitioner programs217 Rural Other Medical Practitioners Program
After Hours Other Medical Practitioners Program
Outer Metropolitan Other Medical Practitioners Program
Medicare Plus Other medical Practitioners Program
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Bonded Medical Places scheme218
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Summary of programs delivered outside HWD
DivisionProgramDescriptionFunding
2012-13
Ageing and Aged CareAged Care Education and Training IncentivesAims to develop and retain a skilled and sustainable aged care workforce by providing incentives to undertake study.
$13.7m
Ageing and Aged CareAged Care Nursing Clinical and Graduate PlacementsEncourages high quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students and transition to practice programs.
$2.2m
Ageing and Aged CareAged Care Nursing ScholarshipsProvides scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study as well as continuing professional development activities.
$18.8m
Ageing and Aged CareEncouraging Better Practice in Aged CareEncourages and supports evidence-based care through resource development and evidence translation into care.
$3.4m
Ageing and Aged CareNurse Practitioners – Aged Care Models of PracticeAims to promote models of care and the financial viability of nurse practitioners, thereby promoting access to and growth of this workforce.
$6.4m
Ageing and Aged CareTraining and Research in Aged Care ServicesSupports location-specific projects combining teaching, research, clinical care service delivery in a learning environment for nursing students and staff.
$2.5m
Ageing and Aged CareAged Care Workforce Vocational Education and TrainingAims to improve quality of care by funding training providers to deliver courses to upskill the workforce.
$48.7m
Primary and Ambulatory CareIncreased Clinical Teaching CapacityIncreased clinical training capacity for entry level health professionals prior to the establishment of HWA.
$68.0m
2009-13
Primary and Ambulatory CareInnovative Clinical Teaching and Training Clinical GrantsFunded infrastructure projects to increase capacity and improved distribution of clinical teaching and training prior to the establishment of HWA.
$15.0m
Primary and Ambulatory CareRural Education Infrastructure Development PoolFunded capital infrastructure for Rural Clinical Schools.
$3.2m
2011-12
Medicare BenefitsBetter Access to Radiation OncologyIntends to improve access to radiotherapy services by increasing the size of the trained workforce and improving safety and quality systems.
$6.8m
Pharmaceutical BenefitsRural Pharmacy Workforce and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Workforce Aims to maintain and improve access to services and support the rural workforce, as well as supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the pharmacy workforce.
$8.1m
Population HealthAustralian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-15: Growth ChartsDevelops training materials to assist health professionals to use the World Health Organisation growth charts.
$0.1m
2011-12
Population HealthBreastScreen Australia Promotes enhanced workforce practices and service models for students and practicing radiographers and radiologists working in mammography.
$0.3m
Population HealthFamily Planning Grants Program – Bridging the GapSupports the delivery of family planning and reproductive health activities focused on community education, professional development and national leadership..
$0.1m
Population HealthPalliative Care and Advance Care Planning Advisory ServicesFund advisory services to health professionals to assist them in providing palliative care services to older Australians.
$1.0m
Population HealthPalliative Care Curriculum for UndergraduatesDevelop and of palliative care teaching and learning resources for health undergraduate courses.
$0.5m
Population HealthProgram of Experience in the Palliative ApproachProvides workshops and clinical placements for health care professionals to build knowledge and experience in providing palliative care.
$3.3m
Population HealthReview and Update of the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged CareThe Guidelines are being reviewed in accordance with NHMRC requirements for review every five years.
$0.2m
Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthRemote Area Health CorpsAttracts and recruits urban-based health practitioners and places them in short-term placements in NT indigenous communities where there is demand.
$6.5m
Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthAboriginal Health Worker Ear TrainingTraining of Aboriginal Health Workers in ear health and hearing monitoring and screening.
$1.0m
Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthOutreach worker training and orientationOrientation and training support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Outreach Workers funded under the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package
$0.5m