Aged care workforce

The aged care workforce is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia. Learn about the aged care workforce, explore your options to join the sector, and find out how we are supporting aged care workers and providers.

About the aged care workforce

Learn about aged care roles and services, and how we are strengthening the workforce to provide safe and high-quality care to older Australians.

Getting into the aged care workforce

Explore your options for joining one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia.

$11.3 billion wage rise for aged care workers

A 15% increase to award wages will commence from 30 June 2023.

What we’re doing

Discover what we’re doing to build, train, and support the aged care workforce.

Opportunities for aged care nurses

Nurses play an integral role in providing high-quality care for older people. Learn about the scholarships, transition programs, and clinical placements available to nurses.

Find out more

Aged care sector newsletters and alerts

Subscribe to aged care sector newsletters and alerts

Initiatives and programs

Aged Care Transition to Practice Program

The Aged Care Transition to Practice (ACTTP) program provides nurses with mentoring, training and support at the start of their career in aged care

Care and Support Sector Nursing Clinical Placements

This program provides Bachelor and Master Nursing students with high-quality clinical placements in the care and support sector.

Dementia Training Program

The Dementia Training Program offers a national approach to accredited education, upskilling, and professional development in dementia care.

Home Care Workforce Support Program

The Home Care Workforce Support Program is supporting the aged care sector to grow the home care workforce.

Resources

Resources

Business to Government (B2G) Developer Portal User Guide

This Business to Government (B2G) User Guide aims to support software vendors and their developers to interact with us and to assist aged care providers with procuring software to leverage the B2G capability.