ALL Victorian Health Professionals are invited to complete the Victorian Rural Health Workforce Census!
The Victorian Rural Health Workforce Census has now commenced, click below to begin.
What is the Victorian Rural Health Workforce Census?
The Victorian Rural Health Workforce (RHW) Census is a crucial initiative led by the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV), specifically targeted at health workforce professionals. RWAV aims to foster informed decision-making to enhance healthcare and equity for rural and Aboriginal communities in Victoria.
Why do we need the Victorian Rural Health Workforce Census?
Participating in the Victorian RHW Census enables the identification of health workforce issues faced by rural, regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals in Victoria. These issues include access to services, quality of care, and the skill requirements of health practitioners to meet community needs, ensuring the sustainability of the health workforce in the region for years to come.
The valuable insights gathered from the Victorian RHW Census will be used to inform the Health Workforce Needs Assessment. These findings will help define both short and long-term rural health workforce needs, gauge health practitioners’ intentions for upskilling, and devise sustainable solutions to address the health workforce challenges in rural areas and among Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. By participating in the Census, you contribute directly to RWAV’s efforts to allocate resources to areas with the greatest need in rural and First Nations communities.
Additionally, the information collected from the Census serves as a vital resource for fostering collaborative efforts with RWAV’s partners, stakeholders, and healthcare organisations within the broader Victorian health workforce planning sector. Together, we can build a stronger and more resilient healthcare system that caters to the unique needs of rural and underserved communities. Join us in making an impact on the future of healthcare in Victoria!