Skills and workforce development

Environmental Scan 2014 2014

Client:  CSHISC - Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council

The 2013 CS&HISC Environmental Scan - prepared with research assistance by the Workplace Research Centre - summarised the challenging context for the community services and health workforce: near insatiable demand for health and community services from the community; changing models of care that give greater emphasis to the role and rights of the client; and reduced growth in public expenditure.

The 2014 Environmental Scan will report on what progress has been made in overcoming these workforce challenges and identify any additional emerging challenges. Key research questions include:

  1. What are the key issues affecting workforce and service demand; and what are the related priorities for the development of the community services and health workforce?
  2. How are the key issues that impact workforce and service demand being addressed?
  3. What is the size, shape and skill-mix of the current community services and health workforce?
  4. How does the size, shape and skill mix of the community services and health workforce need to change in order to respond to the issues/ factors identified?

Report Available Online