Client: DoHA, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Section,

1. Review of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Registered Training Organisations (RTO) funded by DoHA

2. Evaluation of the National Indigenous Health Workforce Training Package (NIHWTP)

Project timeline: July 2011 - March 2012

Outcome:

The aim of the review of the RTOs was to:

  • Identify sustainable business models for RTOs
  • Identify standard reporting measures for RTOs that could be used in the future across all community controlled RTOs
  • Assess the outcomes delivered by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health RTO National Network’s (ATSIHRTONN) current funding agreement in coordination of the Aboriginal community controlled sector response to assessment and training and identify possible strategies and priorities for the possible next phase of the ATSIHRTONN.

This review was conducted contemporaneously with the Evaluation of the National Indigenous Health Workforce Training Package.

Both the Review and the Evaluation were complex projects that required extensive consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organizations and a broad range of stakeholders. Both projects were completed on budget and on time.

The Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs (DoHA, Mason Review, April 2013) “…supports the recommendations outlined in the Training Package Evaluation and the Registered Training Organisation Evaluation of the Battye Review. The recommendations put forward by the Battye Review for each of the two components should be pursued as a priority.”
See  http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/work-health-workforce-program-review