Universities play a major role in the formation of Australia’s entry-level health professional workforce and are well positioned to work in partnership with aged services to contribute to relevant workforce development.
Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the review of the “Inherent Requirements for Studying Medicine in Australia and New Zealand” document (the document). The review is being undertaken by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ) who developed the document in 2017. The aim of the document is to support medical schools to offer the greatest access for students with a disability while ensuring safe clinical education and training. To assist in this, the document provides a set of guidelines which medical schools may choose to incorporate into their local practices. The guidelines are not mandatory.
Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to make submission to the Royal Commission into Aged-care Quality and Safety. UA is the peak national body representing Australia’s thirty-nine comprehensive universities. UA has a keen interest in aged-care workforce policy and the way in which universities can support healthy, positive ageing. UA previously made submissions to the Aged-care Workforce Strategy Taskforce. UA is also represented on the current Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and its Tertiary Education and Pathways Sub-Committee.