Element 2 involves engaging and informing staff of the project drivers, background and aims, and links to organisational strategic priorities. It uses staff engagement forums, focus groups and informal meetings.


  • Actively engage allied health staff to facilitate and enable change.
  • Inform stakeholders of the project and drivers for workforce reform.
  • Inform stakeholders of the links between the VAWM and organisational priorities.
  • Build stakeholder capacity for accepting change.
  • Enhance staff participation in the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model (VAWM).
  • Conduct a needs analysis.


Element 2 activities occur throughout the nine-month suggested timeline for the implementation process.


Element 2 draws on the VAWM’s overarching principles of change management and consultation.