Publications produced by Health Workforce Australia and its Work Groups are listed below.
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Technical reports for 18 professions:
A study was undertaken by Professor Hawthorne of Melbourne University for HWA, examining patterns of immigration among a range of health professions as well as factors which may influence these patterns.
A copy of Professor Hawthorne's report Health Workforce Migration to Australia: Policy Trends and Outcomes 2004-2010 is available here (.pdf)
The Health Workforce Australia Annual Report for 2011-2012 is now available to download in PDF format.
For an easy-to-read summary of HW2025 and an outline of the response that has been endorsed by the Standing Council on Health click here.
For information on Health Workforce 2025 - Oral Health click here.
Caring for Older People Program Learning Modules: coaching for success in project, evaluation, risk and change management
HWA was requested by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) to provide advice on the potential role of Physicians Assistants in the Australian context. The report was considered by AHMAC on 28 February 2012. AHMAC noted the report at that meeting.
The adoption of a Physician Assistant workforce is a matter for individual jurisdictions and employers to consider as part of their respective workforce development reform plans. Physicians Assistants, like other non-regulated health professions, can and do operate in the Australian health care system under the appropriate arrangements for their profession. The employment and development of this workforce will be determined by the market and employers. Ultimately, this will be driven by the contribution Physicians Assistants can make to the delivery of safe, quality health care and an efficient, sustainable workforce.