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Australia’s health workforce series: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers / practitioners in focus

Posted on: 15 September, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Employment

Health Workforce Australia (2014)
Australia’s health workforce series: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers / practitioners in focus
Canberra: Health Workforce Australia

Australia’s health series is designed to focus on describing particular professions, settings and issues of interest aimed to assist with workforce planning.

This issue examines the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Practitioner workforce, bringing together available information to:

  • describe the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Practitioner workforce
  • the number and characteristics of this particular workforce
  • potential data sources to measure workforce activity
  • analysis based on information presented.

The publication is in four main parts:

  • What is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Practitioner?
  • What issues are expected to impact supply and/or demand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners?
  • Health Workforce Australia’s assessment of the workforce.
  • What we know about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Practitioner.

Abstract adapted from Health Workforce Australia

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