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Health Workforce Program: COVID-19 Workforce Surge Capacity
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The objective of the grant opportunity is to support the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency to increase the pool of appropriately trained health practitioners registered and available to work in COVID-related roles, or to backfill where needed. In addition, a surge capacity of recently retired and non-practicing health practitioners is to be established and maintained for the duration of the pandemic (to a maximum timeframe of 12 months). Other work, related to communicating with practitioners on changes to standards of practice as determined by the National Cabinet, is also supported through this grant.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) is the national organisation responsible for implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) across Australia.
Ahpra, and the National Boards, are responsible for registration and monitoring of Australia’s registered health practitioners, and the development and dissemination of standards, codes and guidelines for safe practice in Australia. As the accepted national body for this work, Ahpra is the only organisation identified as being capable of undertaking the work required for this grant opportunity.
Please referr to section 3.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for additional information.
The completion date will be 5 April 2021.
As outlined in Section 3.4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines to assess suitability to receive a grant, the Department will determine if the proposal has sufficient information in satisfaction of the Assessment Criterion.
This grant opportunity has been established as an emergency one-off / ad hoc grant. The Department considers that this is an appropriate type of selection process considering the nature of the grant and urgent need to provide additional support to help supplement workforce capacity in response to increasing infection rates of COVID-19 in the Australian community.