ClinEdAus was launched in December 2014 through funding from Health Workforce Australia, an initiative of the Australian Government, and its ongoing review is supported through funding from Queensland Health. Its intent was to provide consistent and sustainable clinical education content to support the delivery of more health professionals into the workforce through greater clinical educator capability, improved knowledge and efficiencies, and improved quality of clinical education.
Since 2018 an ongoing collaboration between Griffith University and Queensland Health has aimed to review ClinEdAus to ensure its functionality and content continues to provide contemporary, high quality, evidence-based resources.
ClinEdAus is an open access, no user cost, evidence-based one stop shop website for learning support and training materials for allied health clinical educators.
It was developed based on clinical supervisor needs and contains a variety of materials which are focused on topics including models of supervision, adult learning, managing clinical placements, providing feedback, assessment, managing difficult situations, meeting diverse student needs, emotional wellbeing and managing workload.
Targeted areas specific to student supervision include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, aged care, interprofessional education, mental health, private practice and rural and remote practice.
Historical reference documents
- Siggins Miller Consultants (2012).Promoting quality in clinical placements: Literature review and national stakeholder consultation. Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia (upload the PDF and link)
- Health Workforce Australia (2013). National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource. Validation Edition. Adelaide, SA:HWA. (upload the PDF and link)
- Health Workforce Australia (2012) Health Workforce Australia 2012 -2013 Work Plan. Final Version. Adelaide, SA:HWA