National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health workforce strategic framework and implementation plan 2021-2031


Summary

Date: 15 February 2021

The Department of Health/Cultural Fusion have developed a draft National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan 2021-2031 following several months of consultation.

Key issues raised in the submission include:

  • need for greater investment in the roles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners and Cultural Educators and Mentors
  • better understanding of the unique circumstances for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students/learners and tailored support (professional and cultural) throughout schooling and afterwards
  • need for more training opportunities in ACCHOs across all health professions, which requires additional support and capacity building for the ACCHOs.