Posted November 07, 2018 07:04:54 Australians have an enormous amount to learn about their country’s physiotherapy industry from the work of its internationally renowned physiotherapists.
But with the number of doctors and practitioners in Australia falling by more than half since the last census, a new study shows that the vast majority of physiotherapist jobs are not filled by Australian workers.
The study of more than 12,000 workers from more than 60 countries found that, despite Australia having a large number of physiotherapy schools, most of them are not recruiting Australians for their own physiotherapy jobs.
“The number of Australian physiotherapeutic jobs is actually falling.
They’re being filled by foreign nationals,” said Professor Michael Cuthbertson from the Australian National University.
“This is really concerning.
They need to look at where they can recruit more Australian physiotherapy workers.”
The study analysed the work and work environment of physioscientists across Australia, finding that the majority of work was done by people who were not native Australians, and that the working environment was highly competitive.
The researchers also found that the proportion of people recruited from overseas did not correlate with the percentage of physiostudies in the country, but did correlate with how many of them were in the same country as the people recruited.
“A lot of physiologists in Australia are from overseas, but they’re not coming to Australia because they want to practise physiotherapy in Australia,” Professor Cuthberson said.
“It’s really disappointing, and I don’t think this study will change that.”
Professor Cethsons work for the Australian College of Occupational Therapists, which represents more than 1,000 Australian physioscience practitioners.
He says the problem is not limited to the profession, and has said he is looking into ways to bring more Australian workers into the field.
“We’re actually looking at whether we could have more Australians working physiotherapy to get more physiotherapy students to come to Australia, to train physiotheraptists,” he said.
Dr Cuthburtson says he hopes the new research will help change attitudes towards the profession. “
In the future, we will also be working closely with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and its members to ensure that physiotherapy and physiotherapy work is not a barrier to the full enjoyment of a career in the profession.”
Dr Cuthburtson says he hopes the new research will help change attitudes towards the profession.
“There’s been a lot of work done by the ISOOT in the last two years, and they’ve shown a really positive response to this study,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“They have a good understanding of the profession and they want more Australians in the industry.”
But the survey also found a significant number of Australians who had a degree from another university had not had a job lined up.
“Almost half of the people we spoke to were not prepared to take up any work in the future,” Professor Chris Ewels from the National University of Singapore said.
Professor Ewles said that when people were prepared to work, there was a higher chance of finding work.
“You don’t really need a degree to be a physiotherapper.
There’s plenty of physiotrader around who’s already qualified to do a job, who’s got a degree, who knows what they’re doing,” he explained.
“If people have that confidence, and feel they can get work in this industry, that will help them.”
Dr Ewel says he is concerned that more people are being forced to quit their jobs due to the shortage of physiotechnologists.
“I think the biggest challenge for the physiotherapy profession is that it is still in the early stages of growth, and it is really tough for young people to get a job,” he says.
“Many people are going to be left behind.
They may not be able to find a job in the physiotech profession at the moment.”
‘The people who do the physiotrack, they’re the ones that are the hardest to replace’ Professor Cotterson says that the biggest challenges for the profession are the recruitment of graduates.
“To recruit physiotherapy graduates, you have to have an extensive network of people working with them, and you have lots of young people that are going out to do physiotherapy,” he added.
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