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In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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Going all OUT for Outreach

Going all OUT for Outreach

Going all OUT for Outreach is a micro-credentialing program that addresses a range of workforce issues in the health sector.

Funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), the program is working in partnership with industry to design, develop and deliver micro-credential courses for health professionals and organisations currently engaged in the delivery of outreach health services.

The aim of the Going all OUT for Outreach Micro-credentialing Program is to ensure that health providers have the appropriate knowledge and skills to respond to the complexity of Outreach work and can confidently identify skill needs and provide upskilling to the local workforce and supervision to students.

Eligibility

The program is available to both existing and new service providers contracted to deliver Outreach services through CheckUP, as well as Outreach host facilities.

Expressions of interest are sought for participants in the new program which is being developed for CheckUP Outreach service providers and host facilities. This training opportunity will be available free of charge to existing and new providers in 2024 and, after November 2024, be offered to other interested health organisations and health providers.

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Topics to be covered:

Onboarding

Ensuring practitioners are “Outreach ready” and have the knowledge and skills needed to work in rural and remote communities.

Upskilling

Learning how to undertake skill needs assessments and plan and deliver upskilling to the local health workforce.

Teaching

Skilling rural health professionals to supervise students on clinical placements.

Objectives

The program has three key objectives:

  • To enhance Outreach health service delivery with a focus on local solutions. This includes training in upskilling to address skills gaps and skilling needs of local health professional.
  • To ensure timely, local responses in the rural and remote health workforce by delivering training to assist health providers to work at top of scope and improve quality of care by promoting multi-disciplinary team-based models.
  • To address the maldistribution of the health workforce in Queensland by increasing the attraction and retention of health professionals and assistants in rural and remote locations.

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