The Strategic Plan 2020-2025 has been developed by the VCS Board of Directors in consultation with the VCS Foundation Ltd. Executive Team.

Over the next five years we will continue to support the Victorian government, the Australian government and countries in the Indo-pacific region to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue. We will also continue to support the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and Victorian Immunisation Program whilst maintaining and diversifying the range of VCS Pathology testing.

Our vision was revised to represent the organisation’s focus and provides scope to include a broader range of pathology testing:

“To prevent cancer and infectious diseases through excellence in the provision of public health services supporting screening, population based testing and vaccination.”

The achievements against each of these key strategic objectives will be published in the VCS annual reports

Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025

  • Support Victoria’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem by a target date agreed with the DHHS, in accordance with the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-24
  • Support Australia’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem by 2035
  • Support countries in the Indo-Pacific region to scale up to meet the 2030 targets in support of the WHO strategy to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem
  • Lead & promote the increased uptake of self sampling
  • Support the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Victoria
  • Support effective delivery of immunisation in Victoria
  • Deliver and disseminate the research outcomes of the Compass trial, C4 and other policy relevant research
  • Diversify the range of VCS Pathology laboratory tests by leveraging our existing expertise and capital investment
  • Leverage the value of the canSCREEN and canVAX platforms for cost effective support of Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and for commercially advantageous opportunities
  • Reshape the business model to adapt to our new commercial environment and global opportunities:
    • New partnerships
    • Expanded funding model
    • Enhanced profile and reputation
    • Optimised and flexible staffing profile
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support and services