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Training development

VICSERV regularly consults with the sector to ensure the quality and relevance of the training offered and developed.

As part of the process of consultation VICSERV has formed a Training Advisory Group. The Terms of Reference may be viewed through this link.

For more information please contact John Katsourakis on 9519 7000.


Workforce development

VICSERV is committed to undertaking workforce development, training and capacity building and currently represents the PDRS sector on the Workforce Partnership Group.


Some useful resources on Workforce Development:

Shaping the Future: The Victorian Mental Health Workforce Strategy

Department of Health Victoria (2009)

This document describes the challenges currently facing our workforce and outlines the specific actions proposed to address these. Link.


Workforce Strategy Toolkit (NTCOSS)

Northern Territory Council of Social Service

A collection of factsheets designed to help organisations recruit, retain and plan for their workforce. Link.


Mental Health Recovery Philosophy Into Practice - A workforce development guide (MHCC)

Mental Health Coordinating Council

This guide is structured towards a whole-of-systems approach which will assist community organisations to embody the principles of a recovery-oriented organisation and work effectively, and in collaboration with consumers and carers, to achieve these outcomes in practical terms. Link.


The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum is the combined national voice for consumers and carers participating in the development of mental health policy and sector development in Australia. Link.


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