COVID-19 surge health workforce package

The COVID-19 pandemic placed an enormous burden on our health services and the people who work in it. The Australian Government is working with key stakeholders to tackle these challenges and maintain our world-class healthcare system.

Thank you for your interest in the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care COVID-19 surge workforce program.

We implemented the COVID-19 surge workforce program in early 2022 to call on retired, part-time and under-employed health and aged care workers to support the health and aged care workforce and the Australian community, particularly during the peak COVID period. The program concluded on 30 September 2022.

If you are still looking for ways to support the Australian health care system and continuing to seek employment opportunities, we invite you to engage with a specialist staffing and recruitment agency through our recruitment partner for the surge workforce program.

The Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association can be contacted via the member directory on their website.

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