Workforce planning

Workforce optimisation
Workforce trends

Duty of care: meeting the aged care workforce challenge

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.

Australian oral health workforce: the oral health professions workforce survey 2020

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.
Discussion paper

Care workforce labour market study: discussion paper

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...

Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities

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.

Anticipating and addressing the impending shortage of skilled disability support workers

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.

Aged care - the way forward

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.
Working paper

Beyond gratitude: lessons learned from migrants’ contribution to the COVID-19 response

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...
Conference paper

Using Percent Plan Completed for early success assessment in the Last Planner System

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...
Discussion paper

Every educator matters: evidence for a new early childhood workforce strategy for Australia

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.

Beyond parity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce planning

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.