Workforce development

Meeting the needs of Australia’s growing population, particularly with increased care requirements for chronic and complex health conditions, will require significant recruitment and retention strategies. The allied health sector in particular needs flexible clinical education models to develop its workforce.

A national allied health workforce strategy with a coordinated, multi-sector approach is required. This should include development of a career pipeline for allied health practitioners in rural and remote settings, where training health professionals locally is an important factor in keeping them there.