About us

We’re committed to ensuring Australia’s health care system meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

13+
years been established
2,800+
total national memberships

What we do

NAATSIHWP is a national peak workforce association committed to ensuring Australia’s health care system meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Professional Development

NAATSIHWP hosts regular Professional Development Forums yearly and delivers biennial National Professional Development Symposiums and Conferences. We provide access to our National Mentoring Program, to a number of certified training and education material through our Portal including NAATSIHWP CPD Endorsed training and education, resources and much more to support our members.

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Engagement and Leadership

NAATSIHWP’s review of its Cultural Safety Framework ensures it assists in providing a culturally safe environment for our members. NAATSIHWP also represents our members interest on over 25 steering committees and working groups on a variety of topics, campaigns and health initiatives, etc. To grow leadership within the workforce, we have also just launched our inaugural NAATSIHWP Leadership Masterclass Program.

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Workforce Development

NAATSIHWP is working hard to establish a strong professional identity for the workforce. We play a major role in developing the National A&TSI Workforce Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan 2021-2031 to elevate the professions on a national level. As part of this, we have a major project underway looking at how greater national consistency for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners can be introduced. We also develop resources such as the Exemplar Model of Care for health assessments to ensure models of care incorporate our professions.

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NAATSIHWP Consulting

NAATSIHWP’s consultancy is very much in its infancy stage however we have undertaken projects consistent with our specialised area of expertise that improve and incorporate the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner professions.

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NAATSIHWP Group Education & Training

NAATSIHWP future projects includes providing learning and educational opportunities and activities both accredited and non- accredited to our members. NAATSIHWP also launched a Leadership Masterclass as an investment to building the Workforce pipeline and support career progression

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The Vision

An Association, founded on the cultural and spiritual teachings of our past and present leaders, which best serves our members in their important role in achieving physical, social, cultural and emotional wellbeing for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Strategic Direction

Over the next three years NAATSIHWP will pursue this strategic direction:

To improve understanding in the health system of the role, scope and effective deployment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners, as a vital and valued component of a strong professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce needed to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Our Values

Our values are consistent with those passed on to us by our ancestors:

Cultural Integrity Honesty and transparency Cultural respect Dedication and passion The importance of connection to community Commitment to quality workforce and service delivery Strong leadership Diplomacy and sensitivity Resilience and determination

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Joining NAATSIHWP's national membership network helps to increase the profile of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner workforce and to progress the health and wellbeing aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our Governance

Get to know our Founding Members, the Board of Directors that represent each state/territory and the Staff

NAATSIHWP Ambassadors

Our National and Professional Ambassadors will help raise the professional profile and recognition of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner workforce and shine a light on the valuable and critical role our professions play in the health care system.

Corporate Members

Organisations that support NAATSIHWP in achieving our vision and purpose