You can have the workforce you need in the future by planning for it now

Given all the reforms that are taking place do you wonder if you will have the right people with the right skills in your organisation? Disability Services, Aged Care and Child Protection are just three of the sectors experiencing major reform.  The Workforce Council has developed a robust framework for Strategic Workforce Planning. Developing a …

Will 2016 be the year you make a difference in your workplace?

The stars of opportunity are aligning, so to speak… and if that’s what you’ve been waiting for, now is the time to see what’s new in the Solar System of Vocational Education and Training (VET), and how your workplace and workforce could directly benefit. Training Packages The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) endorsed the CHC …

Planning a strong, inclusive workforce: Blue Care Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Workforce Strategy

Last month, we marked the Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, and reflected on the steps we can all take to learn, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. One very tangible and significant action is to create workplaces that attract, support and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

A Triumph of People Power

The People Powered Communities Forum hosted by the Workforce Council in Cairns on 6th and 7th of August was by all accounts a great success, and provided an opportunity for local stakeholders to come together and discuss participatory planning approaches for the future of the Health and Community Services. The event had been planned to …

Meet our staff: Stacy Field, Workforce Engagement Coordinator

Stacy Field Workforce Engagement Coordinator Stacy Field exemplifies the committed approach to service delivery undertaken at the Workforce Council through her work ethic and comprehensive experience – she truly is a complete community services professional. Stacy’s career has included a wide range of roles within the community services sector, including community and sector development, youth …

Plan now for the future of your aged care workforce

The growth and changes to the aged care sector have been the focus of much discussion in the last decade. With all of the various trends and reforms impacting on the aged care workforce, adapting to the changing sector will be key to maintaining high standards in service provision. The recent Living Longer Living Better …