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Queensland Health developed a school-based traineeship program for Logan area high schools to provide an avenue to non-clinical career opportunities and alternative school to employment pathways into the health sector for year 11 and 12 students.
QEll Jubilee Hospital found it time-consuming and challenging to find good candidates for entry-level Operational Support Officer roles.
UnitingCare Queensland is a health and community services provider, and one of the largest charities in Australia.
The Thursday Island Renal Dialysis Unit has seen a significant expansion in services in recent years. A new dialysis service commenced in March 2015 providing local access to this critical health service for people on Thursday Island and surrounding islands who are living with chronic kidney disease.
CentacareCQ is a social services agency with a considerable geographical coverage area, including areas of socio-economic disadvantage.
Counties Manukau in South Auckland is the fastest growing district in New Zealand. It is multi-ethnic, but minorities are severely under-represented in the health workforce.
Strawberry farmers in the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast regions were at risk of not being able to access a reliable, sustainable and capable workforce.
High teacher turnover and a lack of continuity makes it difficult for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who often struggle to meet national education standards.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities experience poorer health and subsequently have a shorter life expectancy than non-indigenous populations in Australia.
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories was experiencing recruitment and retention difficulties with appointments of Biomedical Science post graduates into Support Worker roles.
State Library Queensland was concerned about the retention of staff with knowledge and experience in the organisation, for these staff members to be fully engaged, work to their capacity and have a focus on career development.
A social services agency with a considerable geographical coverage area, including areas of socio-economic disadvantage, experienced difficulty recruiting to their finance team during a regional skills shortage.