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The SHS Sector Development Project - this page is no longer active. Please visit the Industry Partnership website link below!

Go to the new Industry Partnership website here!


About the SHS Sector Development Project

This project has provided a range of support services to the NSW SHS sector since 2012. It assists agencies to develop the skills, systems and policies necessary for new contracts established under the Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) reform.
For details on what we are currently doing, see our Current Projects page.

The project staff

Project Manager: Tamara Sequeira 
Project Officer: Lucia Giuffre
The project staff can be contacted by phone on 02 8354 7609.

New on the site

In February this year, two collaborative SHS workforce surveys were conducted: - one by the Industry Partnership of individual SHS staff concerning staff work conditions and the support needed to improve outcomes for clients. - one by the Social Policy Research Centre of SHS CEOs and HR Managers concerning SHS organisations more broadly.   The results of these surveys are being used to inform the...
The SHS Quality Standards Portal is an easy-to-use system that has transformed the standards into a set of simple assessments. As you answer the assessments, the Portal automatically builds an action plan that identifies areas for further work to meet the standard. It also provides tools and templates to help complete any required action, stores any uploaded documentation as part of an evidence...
Standards mapping​ If you have other external accreditations you will receive recognition where duplication has been identified. Flowcharts SHS QAS Process - 7 steps to your Quality Action Plan Access to the SPP and MSO Portals Organising your collection of evidence GSA Assessor Process Quality Action Plan You have ASES Certification Forms 1.  Portal Access Application Form 2.  SHS Quality...
As part of the Sector Development Project, the Industry Partnership manages a Joint Working Arrangement/Joint Working Agreement (JWA) Support Service for service packages that are being delivered through JWAs. The Industry Partnership has employed a consultant, Donna Bevan of Connect Consulting, to provide tailored organisational support to SHSs. The IP expects that the support could be brief and...
The SHS Service Delivery Project is aimed at agencies that successfully tendered for a GHSH service package. The project supports these agencies in the delivery of new service models and to grow collaborative partnerships with mainstream health services.   The project particularly focuses on target group specialisation: people leaving institutional settings young people leaving care rough...