3.20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people training for health-related disciplines

This measure reports on the number of Indigenous Australians enrolled in and completing courses in tertiary education for health-related disciplines.

Why is it important?

This measure reports on the proportion of Indigenous Australians in tertiary education for health‑related disciplines. Indigenous Australians are significantly under‑represented in the health workforce. Improving and supporting the participation of Indigenous Australians in tertiary education for health‑related disciplines is vital to increasing Indigenous Australians participation in the health workforce (AHMAC 2017).

Related measures

Data sources

  • National VET in Schools Collection
  • National VET Provider Collection
  • Selected Higher Education Statistics

References

  • AHMAC 2017. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report. Canberra: AHMAC.