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On 1 January 2015, the Victorian Government established the Department of Health & Human Services, bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria.
The department has been established to develop and deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. We take a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and of the incidence and experience of vulnerability. This will allow us to place people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.
Kathleen Philip was appointed to the role of Chief Allied Health Advisor for Victoria in February 2013. In this capacity, Kathleen provides leadership and strategic direction to the allied health workforce which is recognised as providing an increasingly important service to the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
The Chief Allied Health Advisor continues to advocate on behalf of the allied health workforce, while generating a greater understanding of the contribution of allied health to the health and wellbeing of Victorians and the increasingly important role it plays in our communities.
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The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) supports education and training for excellent health care across the NSW Health system.
HETI’s mission is to improve the health of NSW and the working lives of NSW Health staff through education and training. To do this, it works closely with Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks, other public health organisations and health education and training providers.
HETI ensures that education and training:
support safe, high quality, multi-disciplinary, team based, patient centred care
meet service delivery needs and operational requirements, and
enhance workforce skills, flexibility and productivity.
Download and read the HETI Strategic Plan, or visit this page for more information about the plan.
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Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and Mater hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs. For more information visit www.health.qld.gov.au
SARRAH is nationally recognised as the peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals (AHPs) working in the public and private sector.
SARRAH advocates on behalf of rural and remote Australian communities that they have allied health services which support equitable and sustainable health and well-being.
SARRAH supports AHP?s who live and work in rural and remote areas of Australia to confidently and competently carry out their professional duties in providing a variety of health services to people who reside in these settings.
SARRAH maintains that every Australian should have access to equitable health services wherever they live.
Medico Insurance Services are a boutique insurance broker that specialises in providing cover for all types of medical businesses including general practice, aged care & allied health. It’s our focus so you can rest assured that no matter what your role is within the medical industry, we can help with a tailored, cost effective insurance programme that covers your exposures.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria has a long and trusted reputation as the leading not-for-profit health organisation representing people who live with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and over 150 other conditions affecting muscles, bones and joints. We provide vital services, advocacy, information, education and research.
At Healthcare Australia (HCA), we’ve been helping the healthcare industry with staffing solutions for over 40 years.
If your specialty is in the Allied Health space and you’re thinking about locum or permanent positions, HCA can help you find the right role. Whatever your level and area of expertise and whichever area of the country you’d like to go, you can find any number of short or long term roles. To make to process both simple and easy, our experienced consultants will guide and support you every step of the way.
Because we are recognised as Australia’s leading healthcare recruiter, we’ve built strong relationships with the country’s best private and public hospitals, and top healthcare organisations. It means you’ll have the opportunity to be placed in the best healthcare facilities.
We also partner with facilities in some of the country’s most iconic and beautiful remote areas for your chance to experience different cultures first hand and enjoy a unique lifestyle.
Come visit us at our stand to discuss the wide array of opportunities we have on offer or visit
Southern Cross University Online
Despite being just two decades old, Southern Cross University is one of Australia’s pioneers in distance and online education. In 2014, Southern Cross University celebrated 20 years as a university.
Southern Cross University brings a wealth of experience to online learning. We know how to structure the learning experience so you feel engaged with your peers and academic staff and part of the Southern Cross community, while delivering materials in a way that you can take away and absorb it at your own pace.
Our health-focused courses have been developed by leading academics in their field supported by professional Instructional Designers. Our health leaders have research and tertiary education experience across disciplines such as psychology, nursing, midwifery and primary health care.
As a founding partner of the Keypath Education corporate partnership program, Southern Cross University Online helps organisations to develop their employees by complementing their succession planning and learning and development strategies. Whether your staff choose a Master of Healthcare Leadership or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Services Management through SCU Online, they’ll be gaining significant industry relevant tertiary credentials to lead your business into the future.
La Trobe University
La Trobe is a global, modern university focused on creating opportunities. By choosing La Trobe, you’re choosing to get real-world experience, gain a global perspective and study alongside people who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.
We’re an Australian leader in postgraduate health education. Our courses prepare you to take the next step in your career. La Trobe graduates work with domestic and international sporting teams, have assisted the World Health Organization to develop a patient centred approach, led health system reform throughout Australia & overseas, and are recognised as competent health professionals. We offer post qualification courses in Occupational Therapy, Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a wide range of postgraduate health leadership programs in Health Administration, Health Policy, Public Health and Health Promotion among others. Talk to our specialists to find out about our full range of courses.
Our flexible learning options means it’s easier for you to study alongside work and family commitments. Study online or at one of our campuses in the City or Bundoora.
Palliative Care Education & Training Collaborative
The National Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative aims to build the capability and capacity of the health workforce to provide quality palliative care for all Australians. The Collaborative includes two key programs, PEPA Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach and PCC4U Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates. PEPA provides experience-based learning opportunities and best practice palliative care education for health, aged and community care professionals working in primary care or non-specialist palliative care settings. Health professionals are invited to undertake free short-term clinical placements (2-5 days) in specialist palliative care services and/or attend free palliative approach workshops. Participants are supported to integrate learning into practice and can build and strengthen linkages with specialist palliative care providers. Since 2003, 338 allied health professionals have attended PEPA placements. The PCC4U project provides palliative care curriculum resources to encourage the integration of palliative care training within all undergraduate, entry to practice and relevant post-graduate curricula with the aim of improving the skills and confidence of the generalist workforce to work with people with palliative care needs. Currently, 42% of key allied health courses in Australia are implementing PCC4U.
Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew believe it is time to reduce the human and economic cost of wounds. We deliver the most advanced and complete wound management solutions in exudate management, barrier protection and infection management resulting in improved quality of life for the thousands of people impacted by wounds.
In developing innovative responses to wound care problems, we seek imaginative solutions that improve wound outcomes for patients and at the same time conserve resources for healthcare systems.
An understanding of our philosophy of innovation and support by those in acute hospitals, community and aged care settings is demonstrated in their ongoing involvement with Smith & Nephew as their wound management solutions partner.
Smith & Nephew: For patients. For budgets. For today.
At HESTA, we’re committed to helping members reach their retirement goals. After all, we’ve had
more than 25 years of experience in the health and community services sector.
We deliver our financial education and advice services in easy-to-understand language, using real- life examples.
Led by CEO, Debby Blakey, our role is to inform you about your options — so you can build a
better retirement savings balance, whether you’re 25 or 65.
HESTA now has more than 800,000 members and $32 billion in assets.
HESTA’s size means we can offer many benefits to members and employers. These include: low fees, a fully portable account, easy administration, access to low-cost income protection and death insurance, limited financial advice (at no extra cost), super education sessions and transition to retirement options.
HESTA members also have access to a range of great value products and services including health insurance, banking and financial planning.
We are at the forefront of super innovation. HESTA was the first major super fund in Australia to introduce a sustainable investment option — Eco Pool — and assess fund managers on their after- tax investment returns.
For more information visit hesta.com.au or call 1800 813 327.
Telstra Health is a provider of eHealth solutions with the ambition to create a better health system for patients, providers and health insurers. We are the partner of choice, working with medical experts, the health sector, government, funders as well as the world’s best and most innovative eHealth companies to build a future where eHealth solutions are integrated together to create a brilliantly different health care system. Telstra Health has a suite of innovative products including Argus and ConnectingCare.
HICAPS is Australia's leading provider of Private Health Claiming with over 60,000 providers, we have a new terminal with PayWave , please drop by our stand to discuss how the new terminal will improve your business.
The AHHA represents Australia's largest group of health care providers in public hospitals, community and primary health sectors and advocates for universal high quality healthcare to benefit the whole community.
The Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association (VAHPA) is a democratic and participatory organisation, run by the members, for the members, that represents the industrial interests of Victorian Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)from physiotherapists to Health Information Managers to Medical Imaging Technologists.
We are integrally involved in negotiating the wages and conditions for thousands of AHPs across the state. Our key priority for the upcoming round of bargaining is to see career pathways enhanced via a structured model for extended scope of practice and via the sensible and practical inclusion of Allied Health Assistants into the workforce.
Department of Veteran's Affairs
DVA's mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and to commemorate their service and sacrifice. One way DVA provides support is by delivering a range of health care and rehabilitation services to eligible veterans and their families.
The DVA booth will showcase information to assist medical providers to access DVA services on behalf of the veteran community.
Rural Health Professionals Program
The federally funded Rural Health Professionals Program assists with recruitment and retention of nurses and allied health professionals in rural and remote areas.
The program aims to improve the health of people in rural communities by increasing access to primary health care professionals.
If you are a rural employer needing to recruit or a health professional seeking a rural opportunity, come and chat to us at our stand.
NSW: Contact the Nursing and Allied Health Team on 02 4924 8000 or email@example.com
VIC: Contact Payal Mohan, Recruitment Program Officer on 9349 7823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
James Cook University
James Cook University is a leader in teaching and research addressing the critical challenges facing the Tropics, worldwide.
JCU’s Townsville campus has impressive teaching and research facilities, including a modern medical precinct opposite the Townsville Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in regional Australia. Our new $44m Clinical Practice Building is local on-campus in Townsville and provides medical and health students with a primary centre for clinical practice involving public patients.
Health research and courses are also facilitated through JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the Mackay Education and Research Centre in Mackay Base Hospital, and JCU Thursday Island.
JCU plays a leading role in the social, cultural and commercial life of the northern Queensland community, with links nationally and internationally.
Our research is central to the region’s future, and its importance is acknowledged by both State and Federal Government, and by businesses and organisations across Queensland.
We are proud of our strong links with rural, remote and Indigenous communities in our region. Our work is highly regarded: we are ranked among the top 4% of higher education institutions in the world.*
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
The National E-Health Transition Authority was established in 2005 by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to help transform Australia's health system by building the foundations for a national eHealth infrastructure.
NEHTA's purpose is to lead the uptake of eHealth systems of national significance and to coordinate the progression and accelerate the adoption of eHealth by delivering urgently needed infrastructure and standards for health information.
We work collaboratively with consumers, healthcare providers, the healthcare industry, the information and communications technology industry, policy makers and funders towards a safe, secure and efficient health system that will deliver better health outcomes for all Australians.
NEHTA is jointly funded by the Australian Government and all State and Territory Governments.
Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA) is the peak body for the Network of Rural Workforce Agencies which service each State and the Northern Territory. Our not-for-profit Network is dedicated to making primary health care more accessible by attracting, recruiting and supporting health professionals needed in rural and remote communities. RHWA is also committed to the future workforce through our support of the National Rural Health Student Network and its 9,000+ members who belong to 28 university Rural Health Clubs. RHWA is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health, to whom we provide policy and program advice.
The Health Services Union (HSU) is one of Australia's fastest growing unions with over 70,000 members working in health and community services across the country. Our members work in aged care, disability services, community health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, private practices and hospitals. We are committed to advancing and protecting the rights, wages and conditions of our members. The HSU also provides a range of services to support and assist members with many aspects of working and family life, including professional indemnity insurance and continuing professional development. We are a driving force to make Australia a better place.
Deakin University's School of Health and Social Development takes pride in its innovative research and dedicated teaching in public health policy and management, health promotion, health economics, occupational therapy, disability services and social work. Our graduates are prepared for the ever-changing health sector, equipped with the skills and vision for an inclusive, collaborative and inspired approach to their careers in health and human services.
Our postgraduate courses offer the flexibility to fit in with your existing commitments - home, work, family - allowing you to pursue a different path your own way, in your own time.
Maida Learning is the home of business education, resources and support for allied health professionals and private practice owners in Australia. As an allied health private practitioner, Maida Learning Founding Director Amy Geach knows what it is like to run a practice and understands it is hard for fellow professionals to find the time to learn the right things that will help them work on their business as well as in it. Our focus is on delivering workshops, short courses online and webinars to help practitioners develop knowledge and skills in the business side of their allied health service. We share a weekly blog on our website www.maidalearning.com.au and issue a monthly business e- news resource to subscribers. We also enjoy collaborating with both national and state allied health associations and tertiary institutions to deliver customised workshops for their members and students.
Health Workforce QLD
Health Workforce Queensland is a federally funded NFP Rural Workforce Agency and we have both locum and permanent vacancies for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals across Queensland. We have vacancies at hospitals, primary health clinics and private practices in rural towns from the ranges to outback plains, sleepy seaside villages and thriving city locations all the way up & down the coastline. We manage the federally funded RHPP retention program and may support your permanent move to a more rural location with CPD, relocation and retention assistance. So if you’re looking for a new challenge; a change of scenery, or somewhere to lay your hat for a short time; visit us at Booth 27 to explore the many opportunities currently available, and the RHPP retention program. Call us on 07 3105 7875 www.healthworkforce.com.au or email Louise on email@example.com
Rocktape and Posture Medic
Rocktape - Unlike rigid tape which many people find too stiff and restrictive, Rocktape is stretchy and is quickly becoming the preferred tape used by practitioners and athletes. Rocktape can help every body by reducing pain, minimising fatigue and improving recovery – helping you to Go Stronger, Longer.
The Posture Medic can help you improve your posture and strengthen your back and core muscles. By doing the stretches and exercises you can improve your posture, reduce pain and improve your overall health with the Posture Medic.