The New Work Mindset Project was a collaboration between South West TAFE (SWTAFE), Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), Lyndoch Living, Western District Health Service (WDHS) and Eventide Homes - Stawell. The purpose was to develop and trial new career development tools for students and staff to identify new job roles and/or training.
The project has been funded by the Victorian State Government’s Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). WTIF creates opportunities for the joint exploration of new ideas and solutions to enhance workplace productivity, recognising the need for industry and training providers to work together. The project was designed to address the following WTIF objectives:
Focusing on three components:
Using FYA’s New Work Order methodology, along with research conducted within the South West Region, within SWTAFE and at consortium partner facilities. The intent of this activity was to support the research in determining whether the current and future workforce are equipped with the right set of skills and mindset to adapt to the changing trends in workforce requirements.
The data sought provided benchmark information on the general perceptions of those intending to work and study in the healthcare and social assistance sector (the Carers cluster). The findings were used to identify the necessary and in demand transferable skills in the healthcare and social assistance sector and develop training options to upskill and reskill the current workforce.
The project is now in its trial and implementation phase and is working with its two key industry partners, Western District Health Services (Hamilton) and Eventide homes in Stawell. Staff are trialling the use of the PiVOT Career Navigator tool and the 'Skill Solutions' micro-credential training that focuses on Enterprise Skills.
If you want to find out more about the project and how it can be used in your workplace, please contact the New Work Mindset team via email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Susan on (03) 55648 829