Initiatives in focus – Murrindindi

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Place-based engagement to design innovative solutions for critical workforce needs

The Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) worked with the Murrindindi Aged and Disability Workforce Development Network to progress a project proposal under the Workforce Training Innovation Fund aimed to support attraction and retention of staff across several occupations in the sector.

Together with the network, the VSA’s senior skills advisers established a design team comprising of representatives from business, the training sector, government and the community. The VSA supported the design team through a series of facilitated workshops and out-of-session exercises which led to the development of a final project model that has been informed, tested and refined by a wide range of stakeholders.

The final model outlined a range of new approaches, ways of collaboration and a place-based response to address the challenges and barriers identified through the stakeholder engagement process.