Snapshot of the Consistent Themes from the Industry Plan Consultations

  • That by 2020 the Tasmanian Community Services Industry is a career of choice with a highly skilled, competent, caring and diverse workforce that meets the needs of people and communities that they serve. Moreover, a career path that is valued by governments, the Tasmanian Industry and communities.
  • Clear pathways to attractive and meaningful work within the Industry, inclusive education and practice with multiple entry and exit points.
  • A future where investment in community wellbeing is sufficient, evidence-based with shared goals, measurable outcomes, and the capacity to address current and future needs beyond the political cycle.
  • Longer term and more flexible funding agreements that separate funding from political and electoral cycles and allows for community to develop and define outcomes to be achieved.
  • Governance and leadership that is flexible, innovative and able to adapt in order to make decisions and respond to emerging issues. Moreover, the ability to continually evaluate the effectiveness of the board, the organisation and the services it delivers.
  • Development of a framework for leadership that acknowledges the importance of the investment in leadership well in advance and includes: recognition of emerging leaders at all levels of the organisation, provides clear pathways for leadership, allows for diversity in leadership and actively nurtures and encourages future leaders.
  • Funding agreements that support flexible service delivery and innovative approaches to person centred service delivery, and that build on the capacity of communities to prioritise and achieve outcomes that respond  individual and community need.
  • Whole-of-government approach to service provision in local communities. Avoiding duplication of services by using existing data and community specific information to provide integrated, coordinated services.
  • Mechanism for partnership between government and Industry that demonstrates a forward thinking government that has the confidence to do things differently, and trust in the expertise of the Industry.
  • The Industry and government working together with communities to co-design services that best meet the needs of individuals and the community with long-term shared goals and measurable outcomes that transcend the political cycles.