Future Proofing


Building workforce capability

As responsibility for health workforce planning and regulation is shared across all governments, our advocacy extends beyond supporting state-level innovation. In two key pieces, we offer healthcare and national reform solutions, and outline physiotherapy-led models to strengthen care and health outcomes:

  • Future of Physiotherapy in Australia: 10-year vision white paper
  • Physiotherapy: high-value care for all: 2023 pre-Budget submission

There is currently no national health workforce plan beyond GPs and nursing. Without a national workforce plan, and data capture, we won’t see the growth and funded supports that enable integration and working to top of scope.

We aim to leverage the skills of the entire health workforce to bring about meaningful health reform, with a focus on the key elements of workforce policy: workforce planning, optimal skill mix, education and training, professional regulation, and payment models.

For a sustainable and adequately distributed health workforce, future proofing requires more emphasis on needs-based planning and focus on supporting the next generation of physiotherapists. We prioritise retention strategies, including incentivised upskilling and advanced skill acquisition to build workforce capacity.

Below outlines our targeted advocacy across these areas.