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Strategic Workforce Planning Publications

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NT AHW Review Final ReportApril 2010The Northern Territory Department of Health & Families (DH&F) has long
recognised the employment of 'Aboriginal Health Workers' (AHW) as an
important way to provide health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) people, especially in communities in remote locations. This was recently confirmed in an important draft planning document, Universal Core Services Framework (Josif, 2009). More generally it is agreed that better health outcomes are achieved for Aboriginal people when health services include Aboriginal health staff and managers, and where the community participates in the management decisions (Tregenza and Abbott, 1995).
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AHW Review Secondary Data Analysis ReportApril 2009The Northern Territory (NT) has long recognised the employment of
'Aboriginal Health Workers' (AHW) as an important way to provide
services especially to communities in remote locations. AHWs primarily
bridge the "cultural chasm" separating the traditional and mainstream
world views - they act as a cultural broker. They help to relate
mainstream beliefs to an Aboriginal framework making it possible for
Aboriginal patients to understand what is being said and to assess the
validity of the statements. They make it possible for the non Aboriginal
health clinic staff to communicate with Aboriginal people in language and
concepts that they understand. In most remote communities, people's
entry into the mainstream health system is through the AHW who may
then refer them on to a nurse or doctor.
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AHW Professional Review Literature ReviewJune 2009The Department of Health and Families (DH&F) has engaged the services of
Human Capital Alliance (HCA) to undertake an important review of the Aboriginal Health Worker profession. The Department of Health and Families and the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union agreed to a review of the Aboriginal Health Worker profession focusing on career structure, workforce size, participation and progression. This Review came out of discussions associated with the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement that covers Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs).
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Strategic workforce plan 2008-2011: working together to strengthen our workforce2008Planning to meet our current and future workforce needs is one of the most crucial challenges we face in our organisation. With arguably the most diverse workforce in Australia, our challenges are many. Not only will we be required to grow faster than any other industry in Australia over the next 5 years, we must deliver core services to the citizens of the Northern Territory in culturally diverse and geographically remote settings. This plan describes DHF's workforce and outlines workforce recruitment, development and retention strategies. It also describes the workforce which will be required to maintain and improve health and wellbeing in the NT in the future.Full Details
Strategic workforce plan 2008-2011 at a glance2008This document summarises DHF's 27 page strategic workforce plan dated 28 August 2008.Full Details

Strategic workforce plan 2008-2011 one page summary

2008This is a one page summary of DHF's 27 page strategic workforce plan dated 28 August 2008.Full Details
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic workforce plan: actions and initiatives 2008-20112008Planning to meet our current and future workforce needs is one of the most crucial challenges we face in our organisation. With arguably the most diverse workforce in Australia, our challenges are many. Not only will we be required to grow faster than any other industry in Australia over the next 5 years, we must deliver core services to the citizens of the Northern Territory in culturally diverse and geographically remote settings. This plan describes DHF's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and outlines workforce recruitment, development and retention strategies. It also describes the ATSI workforce which will be required to maintain and improve health and wellbeing in the NT in the future.Full Details
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic workforce plan at a glance: actions and initiatives 2008-20112008This document summarises DHF's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic workforce plan: actions and initiatives 2008-2011.Full Details
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic workforce plan 2008-2011: snapshots2008This document outlines the vision, key planning principles and activities which DHF describes more fully in its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic workforce plan: actions and initiatives 2008-2011.Full Details

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Strategic Workforce Plans have received national recognition at the recent Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council National Accolades for Excellence by winning the inaugural award for policy innovation. 

This award was for organisations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in policy innovation and the congratulations go to the Strategic Workforce Planning team for their outstanding effort.