The health and care sectors are facing an unprecedented demand for skilled professionals. In this context, the Australian Health And Care Sector Symposium on 13 March 2024 in Melbourne is timely, allowing skills training and higher education providers to discuss and formulate actionable plans to increase the supply of well-trained professionals in these essential fields.
The Australian Health And Care Sector Symposium is convened by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the skills training, higher education, and international education sectors.
“This symposium is set to be a landmark occasion, focusing on the role of independent skills training and higher education providers in addressing workforce shortages in areas such as nursing, aged care, disability care and even dentistry,” said Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive.
Those attending will gain critical insights into where the workforce shortages will likely be most acute in the years ahead. Armed with this information, tertiary education business leaders can make informed decisions about their future skills training and higher education course offerings.
“A focus of the symposium will be on the requirements for delivering high quality training and education programs that will address the shortage of skilled heal and care sector workers,” Mr Williams said.
The program for the Australian Health And Care Sector Symposium is designed to be relevant not only to executives from institutions currently delivering education and training in the sector but also to those tertiary education providers that currently deliver in other areas.
“Critical issues will be considered, including course accreditation, relationships with professional bodies and the supporting physical infrastructure and resource requirements. It’s a great starting point for tertiary education executives looking to deliver their first program in the health and care sectors,” Mr Williams said.
The Australian Health And Care Sector Symposium provides a unique platform for skills training and higher education executives to meet with health and care sector executives to discuss and shape the future of education in these vital fields, addressing evolving market needs and technological advancements.
“This event offers a unique opportunity for tertiary education executives, healthcare stakeholders, and government officials to collaborate, innovate, and shape the future of healthcare education and workforce development, ensuring the highest standards of care and efficiency in the Australian healthcare system,” Mr Williams concluded.
Registrations for the Australian Health And Care Sector Symposium are now being accepted and can be made via the website at www.iteca.edu.au/health