|Title:||WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0581/14|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 17 December 2014|
|Description:||The operational directive highlights WA Healthís commitment to building a sustainable Aboriginal health workforce through the WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. There are a number of mandated initiatives to be implemented until WA Health achieves the Public Sector Commissionís Aboriginal employment target of 3.2 per cent.|
|Applicable to:||All WA Health staff.|
|Framework:||Employment Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2024|
|Review date:||1 December 2019|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health, 27-Nov-2014|
|Print version:||View print version|
WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy
WA Health is working towards achieving the Public Sector Commission’s Aboriginal employment target of 3.2 per cent. More Aboriginal people are required to work within the health system to address the significant health issues faced. Aboriginal people bring to the health sector a diverse range of skills, including the ability to break down access barriers and provide a cultural perspective which helps to meet the need of Aboriginal people.
WA Health’s commitment to building a sustainable Aboriginal health is outlined in the WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy, including six mandated initiatives:
Despite the tight fiscal environment, a commitment has been made to increase the Aboriginal workforce until the employment target is achieved. WA Health will work to progress initiatives through the reconfiguration and utilisation of existing resources. Opportunities to attract new funding and program resources will be sought when available.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 11:39am