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The TRACS WA team (L to R): Dr Peter Goldswain, Lisa Majteles, Carolyn Morrish, Helen McLean, Sandy Dumas, Chris King, Trish Morton-Smith, Katie Sutton, Jessica Sharp. Not present: Steven C, Barbara S, Fiona W.

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TRACS WA is the Western Australian Department of Health's training unit specialising in subacute care. It was established in April 2012 as a key recommendation of the WA Subacute Care Plan 2009-2013. Our aim is to improve the quality of health services provided to Western Australians in subacute care areas such as rehabilitation and older adult mental health. This is achieved by providing targeted training and skills development opportunities for staff who work in subacute care and by developing and supporting communities of practice around specific clinical areas.

Vision Statement

Western Australian clients requiring sub-acute care receive co-ordinated, best practice care from skilled, engaged and committed clinicians.

What do we do?

The centre supports training and development for staff involved in the delivery of subacute care services across WA Health.  We aim to provide:

             access to a community of practice for exchanging information about subacute care

             a skills exchange program to help staff access training and development opportunities

             a collection of learning resources from across the sector

             access to training and development events and programs.

Where do we do it?

We provide subacute training and development throughout the state, via:

             our training centre located at Fremantle Hospital

             a range of state-wide settings and sites

             electronically via this website and video conferencing.


How do we do it?

We deliver state-wide training and skills development through a number of learning programs, including:

             face-to-face seminars



             self-paced learning packages


             communities of practice

             funding and support of skills exchange programs.

TRACS WA Strategic and Operational Plans

The Training Centre for Subacute Care (TRACS WA) Strategic Plan outlines our long term vision and strategic priorities, while the Operational Plan is intended to document and guide key practical work priorities and associated projects during the period, enabling regular review and guide reporting. The operational priorities result are actioned through considerable planning, defined milestones and reflective practice, including a frequent staff-led review for each milestone project. This allows for ongoing review of the processes and outcomes and documentation of learning arising from the project.


Our Partners

We'd like to extend a special thanks to WA Primary Health Alliance, who along with many people within the WA Department of Health, have helped TRACS WA improve subacute care outcomes across the state. We'd also like to thank our partners in the Health Department and in the health sector:

  • South Metropolitan Health Service
  • North Metropolitan Health Service
  • East Metropolitan Health Service
  • WA Country Health Service
  • Health Networks
  • Executive of the Innovation and Health System Reform Division
  • Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Division, State Rehabilitation Centre
  • Aboriginal Workforce Development
  • Office Chief Heath professions
  • Office Chief Medical Officer
  • Office Chief Nurse
  • Office Chief Psychiatrist

Our stakeholders

We'd also like to extend thanks to all the stakeholders with whom we collaborate:

  • Nursing Services; Health Services
  • Allied Health Services; Health Services
  • Medical Services; Health Services
  • Support services; Health Services
  • Departments of Geriatric Medicine, Health Services
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Services, Health Services
  • Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of WA
  • Departments of Health Professional Tertiary Training; Edith Cowan University,  Curtin University, Notre Dame University
  • Expert Reference Group, Aged Care Network
  • Older Adult Mental Health services