Welcome to the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health and Community Services Workforce Planning and Development Strategy 2012.
The purpose of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health and Community Services Workforce Planning and Development Strategy 2012 is to develop a workforce planning and development strategy for Aboriginal workers in the health and community services sectors in the Northern Territory. The vision is a strategy that meets current workforce planning and development needs and determines future needs in the short term (1-3 years), medium term (3-5 years) and long term (10 years) to improve service delivery and identify job opportunities for Aboriginal people. The aim is to build a current and future sustainable workforce.
A key aspect of the project is the identification, development and in some instances implementation of collaborative strategies which enable workforce planning and development across the government and non-government sector. This is particularly important in the Northern Territory where we are faced with small workforce numbers across vast distances and our Aboriginal clients and staff are amongst the most vulnerable of all Aboriginal Australians in the key areas of health, housing, education and economic participation.
The key stakeholders are:
- Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT)
- Northern Territory Department of Health
- Northern Territory Department of Children and Families
- Northern Territory Department of Education and Training
- Northern Territory Department of Business and Employment
- Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
- Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Key stakeholders are members of a two tiered structure including a steering committee and a working group.