The State Government has released its blueprint to address the growing demand for skilled workers in the State’s rapidly expanding social assistance and allied health sector. Community Skills WA, in collaboration with the State Training Board and key stakeholders in the social assistance and allied health sector presented the report with 25 recommendations to the State Government.
The McGowan Government today released its blueprint to address the growing demand for skilled workers in the State’s rapidly expanding social assistance and allied health sector. Click on the below link to read more about it:
Engagement has been a key focus for CSWA over the last months and it has seen us request a lot of input and feedback from our key stakeholders, which is highly valued and helps inform new initiatives and ensures quality and current advice is provided to key stakeholders. We continue to advocate for the Certificate ll Community Health and Wellbeing traineeship as well as the Ageing and Disability Job Ready program of which both have been well received.
31 May 2022 – 9.00am – 1.15pm
CSWA are hosting the Community Health Workforce Forum in Broome which will explore strategies to support the sustainable development of a local workforce in the Kimberley. The forum aims to provide information on current and future local workforce initiatives and potential new training opportunities. There will be a particular focus on attracting, developing and retaining an Allied Health Workforce in the Kimberley; attracting developing and retaining a local sustainable workforce; and responding to local training needs. The day will include guest speakers, panel discussions and group sessions.
It’s been an interesting time for Western Australia with the mandates and a lot of organisations moving to working from home environments. Majority of our meetings have been held via Teams and with the mask mandate being relaxed this Friday, we may see some return to normal practices. CSWA are starting to ramp up our regional travel plans again and will be in Broome at the end of May, hosting a Health and Wellbeing workforce planning session.
The last couple of months have proven a busy time for the team at Community Skills WA including regional consultations in Karratha, Albany and Kununurra. Although online platforms provide fantastic opportunities to be connected with our stakeholders across WA, these can never replace meeting face to face (masks on of course) in a local community to gain a genuine understanding of issues and challenges in our sectors.
Whilst 2022 will present many significant challenges for the Community Services, Health and Education sectors, there continues to be examples of innovative approaches to workforce development, new training initiatives and amazing collaborations that we believe are worth sharing.
CSWA hosted a webinar on 14 March 2022, during which the Department of Training and Workforce Development provided an overview of the migration streams and programs currently available. We would like to thank DTWD for their presentation and input as well as all that were able to attend. A recording of the session is available via this link.
Aged Care & Home and Community Care (HACC)
Working in the aged care sector is rewarding and varied career. Work varies from home and community care to residential care. Care workers assist older people achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life.
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The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development promotes cultural diversity.
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Early childhood educators support an approved learning framework, managing children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Programs will include any form of educational curriculum that serves children in the preschool years to promote improved performance in later school years.
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