Key messages

  • This manual is a web-based resource for healthcare organisations.
  • It provides a step-by-step guide to implement the Victorian Assistant workforce Model (VAWM).
  • This process will help health services to reform their assistant workforce (allied health).
  • It will ensure allied health assistants are able to work to their full scope of practice. 
  • It will also help to free up allied health practitioners to undertake advanced practice. 

This manual is a step-by-step guide to implement the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model (VAWM) as a time-limited project. 

The process is organised into six elements, each with a number of implementation activities. 

The elements are grouped into three phases of activity: 

  • Inform and engage (Elements 1 and 2)
  • Investigate and analyse (Elements 3 and 4)
  • Plan and finalise (Elements 5 and 6). 

We recommend you read the entire manual and the associated documents and resources before you start the process.

Documents and resources

The manual contains links to documents and resources that will help you implement the project. 

You can access these from the downloads section at the bottom of each page of the manual.

The following documents will help provide an overview of the whole process:

Overview of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model (allied health)

This document introduces the VAWM and its methodology.

It contains additional material to that provided here. 

It also contains suggestions for how each of the principles, phases and elements are integrated to conduct the VAWM methodology as a time-limited project.

Elements and activities

This document compiles all Victorian Assistant Workforce Model elements and activities into a single document. 

Suggested timeline

A chart with suggested timelines for implementing the project.

Schedule template

A template for scheduling and managing the project.

Data collection and analysis tool

A template and instructions to collect and analyse data as you go through the activities in each element.