About the program
We are funding 6 organisations and consortia to support home care providers to attract, train and retain new and existing workers in home care. The aim is to grow the workforce by 13,000 home care workers nationally.
The organisations will support home care providers with activities to:
- attract and recruit new personal care workers (PCWs) to the sector through:
- promotional activities to raise awareness of career opportunities in the sector
- screening potential workers for the right skills and attributes
- support new PCWs to complete high-quality training including:
- facilitating access to subsidies to support training
- supporting high-quality work placement opportunities in home care settings or combined with residential care settings
- upskill the existing workforce.
Why it is important
The Home Care Workforce Support Program will help senior Australians to remain independent at home by growing the home care workforce. This will allow people to access safe, high-quality home care services where and when they need them.
How to get involved
Home care providers can access support through the Home Care Workforce Support Program. Contact the organisation in your region:
- NSW/ACT – Settlement Services International
- Vic/Tas – Aged and Community Services Australia with consortium partners PowerHouse Hub, the Human Services Skills Organisation and MEGT
- Qld – Council on the Ageing with consortium partners Skills Hub Ltd and Skills Generation
- NT/SA – Apprenticeship Careers Australia
- WA – North Metropolitan TAFE with consortium partners South Metropolitan TAFE, Amana Living Inc and Programmed Skilled Workforce
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural or remote regions – The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation