The ASC has identified Workforce, Professional Development and Training as one its priority areas. Currently, Australia currently has no nationally agreed strategy or framework for stroke education needs.
The ASC has developed a Stroke Specific Education Framework which has the following aims:
- Assist education providers to develop consistent stroke training, programs and curriculum for all stroke clinicians.
- Increase the number of stroke clinicians participating in recognised training that furthers their specialisation in stroke.
- Encourage delivery of evidence based stroke care as outlined in the national stroke guidelines by encouraging stroke specific education.
The SSEF is based around the Stroke Continuum and relates to the 14 elements of care. It has been developed to promote strong inter-professional education and training and those who use the framework are encouraged to apply the framework in that context.