For information on access to Clinical Training please visit Health Workforce Australia.
- Second Supplementary Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 (13 June 2009)
- Supplementary Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 (12 June 2009)
- Universities Australia Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 (May 2009)
- Universities Australia Submission relating to the National Health Workforce Taskforce's discussion paper, Clinical training - governance and organisation (April 2009)
- Universities Australia Response to A Healthier Future for All Australians (Interim Report) (March 2009)
- Universities Australia Submission relating to the Proposed National Agency for Clinical Education (March 2009)
Clinical Placement Advisory Group Forum, 26 February 2009
This forum was co-sponsored by Universities Australia and the National Health Workforce Taskforce (NHWT) on behalf of the Commonwealth, States and Territories through the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC).
The Chair of Universities Australia's Clinical Placements Advisory Group (CPAG) and Board member, Professor Nicholas Saunders chaired the forum.
This national forum built on roundtables conducted by the NHWT in states and territories to discuss the management of clinical placements for professional entry students in health services across Australia.
On 29 November 2008 the Council of Australian Governments agreed to establish a new national agency to progress reform of the health workforce, including supporting the development and enhancement of clinical training for health professionals across Australia.
Representatives from all governments attended together with other members of the CPAG. The purpose of the forum was to hear views and discuss how the new agency can best support the management of and arrangements for clinical education, including the monitoring of demand, developing strategies for increasing capacity and exploring new and alternative settings and modes for clinical education along with greater use of simulated learning environments.
A summary of outcomes from the forum is attached.
A followup forum was held on 27 March 2009 which was attended by a range of non-university stakeholders
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