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included the Curtin Indigenous Research Centre (CIRC), Curtin Educational Research and Evaluation Consortium (CEREC), and Jojara and Associates. The National Health Worker Training Review focused on issues pertaining to Health Worker training within the following five areas: The Role of the Health Worker; Planning; Coordination; Flexible Training Service Delivery; and Quality Issues. The Review found that it was difficult to determine a national definition of Health Workers and their roles. A number of strategies were recommended to overcome this
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Project: Environmental Scan Page 22 issue, including ‘the introduction of the beginner/advanced practitioner model into clinical practice situations, and the clarification of core, extended and advanced roles’(Curtin Indigenous Research Centre with Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Consortium and Jojara & Associates, 2000). The Review also identified the need to clarify training and education pathways, develop greater incentives to study for the Health Worker role, and make training opportunities more accessible, flexible, and culturally appropriate (Curtin Indigenous Research Centre with Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Consortium and Jojara & Associates, 2000). 3.3.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce National Framework (2002) Informed by the recommendations of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Training Review, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce National Framework was published in 2002. This Framework was developed by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health on behalf of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) (Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2002). The Framework reflected the principles set out in the 1989 National Aboriginal Health Strategy, and was informed by widespread consultations with stakeholders. Also referred to as “The Yellow Book”, this document outlined strategies to achieve five objectives in relation to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce, including: Objective 1 Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working across all the health professions Objective 2 Improve the clarity of roles, regulation and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers as a key component of the health workforce, and improve vocational education and training sector support for training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Objective 3 Address the role and development needs of other health workforce groups contributing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health Objective 4 Improve the effectiveness of training, recruitment and retention measures targeting both non-Indigenous Australian and Indigenous Australian health staff working within Aboriginal primary health services Objective 5

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