Health Workforce Australia (HWA) has developed the In Focus series as part of their core work to provide workforce profiles on all of the health professions. Australia’s Future Health Workforce Reports contain projections and modelling while the In Focus series is a current profile of a particular profession. HWA’s In Focus reports combine information from a wide range of sources to provide a snapshot of the existing workforce for six health occupations so far – physiotherapy, psychology, optometry, pharmacy, dietetics and podiatry.
Each publication is divided into four main parts:
1. What is this allied health profession? Includes a brief overview of the role and training pathways.
2. What is known about this workforce?
3. What issues are expected to impact supply and/or demand for this allied health profession?
4. HWA’s assessment of this workforce