Victoria's health workforce is critical to the overall success of the state's health system. The department values the contributions made by all health professionals to shape Victoria's healthcare system.
Worker health and wellbeing in Victorian health services
The department supports healthcare workers in Victoria with initiatives to address bullying and harassment, occupational violence and aggression and the impact of family violence.
Aboriginal health workforce
Health skills are in high demand and taking on health as a career is empowering Aboriginal people and helping them to build better relationships.
Mental health workforce
The Victorian Government is making the mental health system better for all Victorians.
Nursing and midwifery
There are career advancement opportunities and postgraduate nursing scholarships for nurses in Victoria who want to upgrade their skills
Medical workforce in Victoria
Access to vocational, training and ongoing professional development support across the full careers cycle for the medical workforce.
Allied health workforce
Allied health is a collective term that covers a wide range of health professions, from physiotherapy to pharmacy to psychology.
The terms and conditions of employment of the employees of Victorian public health services are typically established by way of collective enterprise bargaining.
Education and training for the health workforce
Education, training and development initiatives across the career continuum from students to specialists in their field.
Recognition and awards
The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards and the Minister for Health Volunteer Awards showcase exceptional contributions in healthcare.
Working in health
The department recruits health professionals to metropolitan and rural areas, encourages nurses back to work and facilitates workplace safety.
Workforce regulatory reform
The Workforce Regulatory Reform Unit focuses on occupational licensing laws that regulate the practice of healthcare workers in Victoria.
Strategy and planning
The department has a number of public health workforce strategies and is also implementing workforce planning initiatives for health workforce development.
Reviewed 30 August 2022