National Nursing Workforce Strategy consultations

We undertook a broad range of consultation at the end of 2023 with nurses and providers to inform our National Nursing Workforce Strategy.

Survey, videos and written submissions

A large number of responses were received via survey, video and written submissions on the Department’s consultation hub.

Face-to-face sessions

Face-to-face workshops were held around Australia to capture views on nursing workforce issues and opportunities for improvement.

 

 

Date

Time

Location

Booking link

Wed 13 Sept 2023

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Darwin, NT

Complete

Tues 10 Oct 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cairns, QLD

Complete

Wed 18 Oct 2023

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tanunda, SA

Complete

Thurs 19 Oct 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Adelaide, SA

Complete

Mon 23 Oct 2023

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Canberra, ACT

Complete

Thurs 26 Oct 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Alice Springs, NT

Complete

Tues 31 Oct 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Brisbane, QLD

Complete

Wed 8 Nov 2023

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Devonport, TAS

Complete

Thurs 9 Nov 2023

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hobart, TAS

Complete

Tues 14 Nov 2023

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Perth, WA

Complete

Wed 15 Nov 2023

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Regional WA Webinar

Complete

Wed 22 Nov 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bendigo, VIC

Complete

Fri 24 Nov 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Melbourne, VIC

Complete

Fri 24 Nov 2023

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Melbourne, VIC

Complete

Mon 27 Nov 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sydney, NSW

Complete

Tues 28 Nov 2023

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dubbo, NSW

Complete

Webinars

Webinars were scheduled for different groups of nurses and providers to explore issues relevant to those groups.

Webinar number

Group

Date

Time (AEDT)

Eventbrite Link

1

Early career nurses
Sign up to this group if you've been working in nursing for less than 5 years.

Mon 23 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

 

2

Nurses with 5+ years’ experience
Sign up to this group if you've been working in nursing for more than 5 years.

Mon 23 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

3

Nurse leadership
Sign up to this group if you: work in nursing administration, are a NUM/MUM, DON, primary care manager or are any other type of administration lead.

Tues 24 Oct 2023

3.30 pm

Complete

 4

Primary care providers
Sign up to this group if you are a primary care provider, anywhere across Australia, including mental health, disability care, and private providers.

Tues 24 Oct 2023

3.30 pm

Complete

5

Education institutions
Sign up to this group if you work in nursing training or education, including universities and TAFE, and nurse educators.

Thurs 26 Oct 2023

3.30 pm

Complete

6

Casual/agency nurses
Sign up to this group if you are employed as a nurse on a casual basis, including agency nurses, bank nurses, and any casual nursing employment.

Thurs 26 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

7

Future nurses and family
Sign up to this group if you are considering studying nursing in the future (school leaver, or mature aged study); the parent of a child considering studying nursing; or a school careers counsellor or similar.

Mon 30 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

8

Mental health nurses
Sign up to this group if you are a mental health nurse of any kind, including acute and community.

Mon 30 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

9

Former nurses
Sign up to this group if you have left nursing within the past 5 years.

Tues 31 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

10

Rehab/community nurses
Sign up to this group if you work as a nurse in a rehabilitation facility, take care of people with disabilities, or work in community care.

Tues 31 Oct 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

11

Acute healthcare providers
Sign up to this group if you work in an acute healthcare provider, including private providers.

Wed 1 Nov 2023

3.30 pm

Complete

12

Aged care nurses
Sign up to this group if you work as a nurse in aged care, including as an RN, NP, EN, or AIN.

Wed 1 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

13

Midwives
Sign up to this group if you work as a registered midwife of any kind - including private midwives, dual qualified RN/RMs, and maternal and child health nurses with a midwifery qualification.

Thurs 2 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

14

Internationally qualified nurses
Sign up to this group if you work as a nurse and received your first nursing qualification outside of Australia.
For example, you studied to be a RN in your home country, then migrated to Australia and now work as RN in Australia, with or without further study.

Thurs 2 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

15

Rural and remote
Sign up to this group if you work in a role that supports nurses, or you work in nursing, in a rural or remote area.

Thurs 16 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

16

Aged care providers
Sign up to this group if you are an aged care provider, including private providers.

Wed 8 Nov 2023

3.30 pm

Complete

17

Primary healthcare nurses
Sign up to this group if you work as a nurse in primary healthcare, including private providers, in preventative health.
For example, you may work in a GP clinic; correctional health; community health; chronic disease community health, and so on.
Note: If another group is more relevant for your practice area, (for example, aged care, mental health and so on) please sign up for that group.

Wed 8 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

18

Student nurses/student midwives
Sign up to this group if you are a current student, studying nursing and/or midwifery, at any kind of tertiary institution, including university and TAFE.

Thurs 9 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

19

LGBTQIA+ community group
Sign up to this group if you work in nursing or the healthcare industry, self-identify as LGBTQIA+, and wish to attend this dedicated session for the community.

Thurs 9 Nov 2023

7.30 pm

Complete

20

Digital health
Sign up to this group if you work in the digital healthcare space, including Chief Information Officers.

Thurs 9 Nov 2023 3.30 pm Complete

 

21

Nurse practitioners
Sign up to this group if you are a nurse practitioner.

Mon 13 Nov 2023 7.30 pm Complete
22

Private Sector

Sign up to this group if you work in the private sector, including nurses, providers, or any role in private healthcare.
Mon 13 Nov 2023 3:30pm   Complete
23 Advance Practice Nurses 
Sign up to this group if you are an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Mon 13 Nov 2023 7:30pm   Complete
  • AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time; AIN, assistant in nursing; DON, director of nursing; EN,  enrolled nurse; GP, general practitioner; LGBTQIA+,  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and other sexually or gender diverse people; MUM, midwifery unit manager; NP, nurse practitioner; NUM, nursing unit manager; RM, registered midwife; RN, registered nurse; TAFE, technical and further education.

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