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Recommendation 28: Removing structural barriers to career advancement

The recommendation

Ambulance Victoria should:

  1. consider opportunities to actively promote and support the ability for paramedics to complete the MICA program while working flexibly
  2. as soon as practicable remove all remaining requirements for managerial endorsement across career advancement opportunities, including from its Recognition and Development Process
  3. amend its Recognition and Development Process to remove sick leave patterns as a consideration and include exemptions to the ’12-month rule’ for employees who have been on parental leave or working flexibly during the prior 12 months and enable alternative assessment.

What we are doing

  • Consider opportunities to deliver the on-road learning model more flexibly for all paramedics and develop a part-time pathway for MICA
  • Remove any managerial endorsement from career advancement opportunities, including from the Recognition and Development Process
  • Amend Recognition and Development Process to remove sick leave patterns as a consideration and include exemptions to the ’12-month rule’ for employees on parental leave or working flexibly during the prior 12 months
  • Amend Recognition and Development Process to enable alternative assessments

Where we are up to

29/07/2022

  • As part of AV’s digitisation of our performance development system, in July 2022 the Executive Committee had initial discussions regarding the place of managerial endorsement in the Recognition and Development Process. Further work is in progress to consider the endorsement requirement in this context.

Timeframe

To be confirmed

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