Department of Health

Overview of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model

The Victorian Assistant Workforce Model (VAWM) aims to increase staff understanding of the scope of tasks that can be delegated to an allied health assistant (AHA).

It also seeks to quantify the opportunity for AHAs across a range of allied health disciplines working along the full spectrum of the continuum of care.

Implementing the VAWM includes developing a strategic workforce plan.

This sets up a platform for ongoing local strategic workforce reform while providing an avenue for monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the specific outcomes of the workforce reform.

The VAWM outlines a time-limited methodology, underpinned by three overarching principles: change management, consultation and organisational priorities.

The VAWM methodology commences with initial scoping of the project, project planning and developing key components for effective change management.

Ongoing engagement and active participation of AHP and AHA staff ensures that strategic workforce development is in line with organisational priorities while ensuring staff are informed, engaged and committed to allied health workforce reform within the organisation.

Details

Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date published
09 Sep 2015
Size
35 pages
Author
Department of Health & Human Services
Language
English
Update frequency
Annually
Available format
DOC

Reviewed 05 October 2015

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