Home Care Workforce Support Program

The Home Care Workforce Support Program is supporting the aged care sector to grow the home care workforce by 13,000 workers over the next 2 years.

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:

Contact

Aged care workforce programs contact

Contact the aged care workforce programs team for aged care program enquiries.
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