There is a need to build the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and human services workforce especially in regional, rural and remote areas where there are substantial workforce shortages. In parallel there is a need to ensure that training and education in health and human services embeds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, so that all workers are better equipped to provide culturally safe care.
The HSSO has a mandate to address system-wide barriers and has identified opportunities to complement the strong capacity of peak organisations, including with community-controlled organisations, focussing on employment and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in mainstream health and human services.
These opportunities include addressing:
Initiated projects include:
Working in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to design and deliver a two-day Workforce Yarning Circle to gather Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), Aboriginal community-controlled RTO’s and relevant government and sector stakeholder groups, to identify health and human services workforce challenges and opportunities to increase workforce capacity.
The Workforce Yarning Circle will be held in April 2023 and will deliver the following outcomes:
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past, present and emerging.