Chapter 3 – Strengthening ACCHO Workforce
This chapter describes ACCHO workforce capacity strengthening and leadership strategies. ACCHOs are one of the largest employers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are critical to the foundational principles and operations of ACCHOs since they bring lived experience and community knowledge, community connection and engagement, and capacity across a range of professional disciplines and leadership roles. This chapter describes strengthening of ACCHO workforce through targeted recruitment strategies, valuing and support, training and capacity building, and leadership pathways.
The content within this chapter was drawn from two in-depth case studies including with a large remote ACCHO and a small regional ACCHO. The content was refined by collective input from the CREATE Leadership Group to include perspectives from the ACCHO sector nationwide.
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