This report examines how state and federal governments and the industry can grow the aged-care workforce to fix the enormous shortage of workers in the sector and improve quality of care for older Australians.
Dental hygienists (DHs), dental therapists (DTs), and oral health therapists (OHTs) are registered dental practitioners. This survey report outlines the current demographic, geographic and employment characteristics of DH, DT and OHTs in Australia.
In March 2021, the National Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton, was tasked by the Australian Prime Minister to undertake an in-depth study on the factors affecting the supply and demand of care workers. The discussion paper outlines the scope and focus of the study, including existing...
This scoping study considers whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.
This study examines skills production and utilisation for the disability sector to provide an assessment of the adequacy of current modes of skills acquisition for disability support workers.
Responding to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, this report recommends that the Australian government should immediately focus on the priority areas of workforce, transparency, sustainability and human rights, access, and choice in aged care.
This paper recognises and values the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to our societies and economies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That contribution has always been vital, but a year of the devastating pandemic has provided the most compelling insight to date into the essential role...
The Last Planner System (LPS) constitutes a systematic method for planning and control based on the generation of short-term commitments by the workforce and the weekly control of their accomplishments in search of continual improvement. Our research goal is to contribute to the understanding of...
The early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is essential to Australia’s economic and social prosperity. This paper draws on contemporary Australian research, to set out policy proposals for Australian governments to consider in developing and implementing the new national ECEC workforce strategy.
The authors of this report were commissioned by the National Health Leadership Forum to investigate approaches to workforce planning based on the healthcare needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.