- Education and Development
is responsible for overseeing the Council's education, training,
capacity building, partnership and workforce development services.
Officers – Education and Development
These project officers share the projects and programs
undertaken by our Education and Development team, including:
education and information sessions, HepLink e-list and interagency,
the C-een & Heard and media speakers programs, capacity
building initiatives, coordination of awareness week activities,
and the development of education tools and resources.
and training services
healthcare workers program
& Heard speakers program
tools and resources
Phone: 02 9332 1853
The Education &
Development team provides support for and building the capacity
of healthcare and community organisations and workers in order
to build workforce sector capacity to address hepatitis C
care and prevention.
We work to foster
resourced and supported workforce
workforce that addresses access, equity, and prevention
workforce that works in partnership with affected communities.
Guided by a capacity
building approach, we value the principles of workforce development.
We provide education and related support, and helping build
links and partnerships in the hepatitis C workforce.
According to Hawe,
et. al. (1999) capacity building is "an approach to the
development of sustainable skills, organisational structures,
resources and committment to health improvement in health
and other sectors to prolong and multiply health gains many
We use a capacity
building framework based on the above definition and developed
by NSW Health. More information about NSW Health's capacity
building framework can be found at www.health.nsw.gov.au/public-health/health-promotion/capacity-building/framework/index.html
The capacity building
approach acknowledges that workforce development strategies
are most effective and sustainable when supported by other
learning activities and service development strategies.
is workforce development?
involves more than education - although education and training
are key parts of the approach. It is a process of enabling
workers to have the abilities and committment to contribute
to organisational and community goals. It is about supporting
and resourcing workers and organisations to carry out their
work; in this case, their work with people who are affected
by or at risk of hepatitis C.
Some of the strategies
we use include:
and resources dissemination
inservice facilitation and planning
on advisory, reference or working groups
collaboratively with services to develop internal service
delivery action plans
The Education and
Development team aims to encourage and support organisations
and workers to build on education and training in order to
achieve learning and lasting change.