Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs

Chapter 8: Developing the dental and allied health workforce

Page last updated: 24 May 2013

This chapter provides an outline of the current dental and allied health workforces, including the current and emerging issues affecting these disciplines. It also highlights Commonwealth initiatives and jurisdictional approaches aimed at increasing the supply and distribution of both the dental and allied health workforce, and identifies key areas for consideration by the Commonwealth for future policy and program development.

The chapter has been informed by the stakeholder roundtables with representation of the dental and allied health workforces conducted as part of this review, as well as a number of written submissions.