Home Care Workforce Support Program

We are supporting the aged care sector to grow the home care workforce with targeted support for providers to recruit and retain home care workers.

About the program

Helping providers attract, train and retain new and existing workers in home care.

Attracting home care workers

Practical ideas to find and retain workers in the sector.

How to get involved

Find out who to contact in your state or territory.

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Care Community Launch

Care Community is the Home Care Workforce Support Program in Western Australia. It is funded by the Australian Government to help connect people with jobs in aged home care.

SSI Home Care Workforce Support Program

SSI is delivering the government-funded Home Care Workforce Support Program (HCWSP) in New South Wales (NSW) and the ACT to help older people enjoy a safe and independent life at home. The program is free and open to anyone who wants to build a meaningful career in aged care.

Supporting the community in their homes – Home Care Program

Apprenticeship Careers Australia is delivering the Home Care Workforce Support Program in South Australia and the Northern Territory. This program is part of the Australian Government’s aim to grow the nation’s home care workforce to support older people to remain independent and live at home.

Home care workforce support

Information on government funded organisations that support home care providers to attract, train and retain new personal care workers into home care.
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