To help improve the quality of subacute care (SAC) services provided to Western Australians we offer access to the TRACS WA Workplace Learning Fund (WLF). Our aim is to support individuals, groups of health professionals or assistants working in SAC who want to further develop their knowledge and skills and make a positive contribution in the area of SAC.
Our Workplace Learning Fund budget for the 2020-21 financial year is likely to be reduced but we will continue to consider requests for funding.
Skills exchange usually involves a clinician visiting another service to gain specific skills and knowledge to address a gap in their experience or knowledge.
Conferences and training
Many conferences, training and educational opportunities are available to develop clinician’s knowledge and skill related to the provision of subacute care. To be eligible, the event needs to be directly related to the individual’s workplace area and have a positive impact on the delivery of care.
TRACS WA can work with you to develop resources that increase knowledge within an identified gap area to contribute to improved health care delivery.
Access to experts
Sometimes the most efficient way to address a gap in knowledge and skills is to invite an expert to facilitate training / education delivery for a whole team, or to a number of staff delivering care in a particular area.
TRACS WA will consider any type of project for funding so long as it addresses a clearly defined service gap, and the impact of the resultant activity can be measured in some way.
"My skills exchange with a metropolitan stroke unit was a great learning experience and gave me numerous practical ideas to implement at our regional service, which improved our work in the sub-acute area. There is limited funding for professional development via my employer, so the availability of the TRACS WA Skills Exchange program made the work shadowing possible and much easier - they even arranged the supervisor/stroke unit that I visited. I would definitely recommend the Skills Exchange program to colleagues, and have done so on several occasions!"
Lisa Cowcher, Occupational Therapist, WA Country Health Service, Pilbara
Examples of funded activities
How to apply
We will support you through the application process.
- Complete and submit application form for review.
- Once advised of outcome, successful applicants complete and sign an agreement.
- Complete activity or project, seek reimbursement and complete required reporting within designated time frames.
Example application form
This is an example of an application addressing the selection criteria for attendance at a national conference.