The Budget 2022-23 further invests $522 million in the aged care reforms. This grows the Government’s commitment to the reforms to $18.8 billion.
Key elements of the Budget 2022-23 are:
- $345.7 million to improve medication management in residential aged care facilities.
- $48.5 million for 15,000 additional aged care training places for new and existing personal care workers, to a total of 48,800 places.
- $20.1 million committed to the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN‑ACC) Transition Fund to ensure no facility receives less funding in the first two years of the new funding model compared with their current funding.
- $5.4 million to continue consultation and development of a new regulatory framework for aged care.
- $6.1 million to continue the rollout of regionally focused Department of Health staff in Primary Health Network regions.
Aged Care Workforce Action Plan
The Aged Care Workforce Action Plan: 2022-25 outlines the Government’s actions to grow, skill and enable an aged care workforce that puts senior Australians first.
It provides the decisive and coordinated action needed to cultivate a world class aged care workforce. It sits alongside the National Care and Support Workforce Strategy.
We want to hear your voice
We invite all Australians to engage with us about the aged care reforms. Sign up for engagement activities, visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub.