The clinical log book has been used extensively across Australia by registered training organisations as a competency-based learning and assessment tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, including those re-entering the workforce.
Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is funding a review and update of the log book as part of a package of reforms to improve training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.
The revised log book will better reflect the skills required of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers in their role and a training approach of registered training organisations so that the log book can be used consistently across Australia.
HWA contracted the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education to carry out the review. Representatives from the training, education and health sectors formed a working group and have reviewed and updated the current clinical log book. The working group provided feedback to the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and the Industry Reference Group on the current clinical log book and the potential development of the next edition.
The final Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker practice log book is currently under review and will undergo further consultation with key stakeholders. Once approved by HWA, the revised practice log book will be available in the second quarter of 2014 registered training organisations to access to train students across Australia.
The review and update of the log book supports one of the key findings in the Growing Our Future report, which recommends improving the quality of education and training for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.
Program Manager, Workforce Innovation and Reform
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