Aged care workforce initiatives and programs

A list of initiatives and programs relating to the aged care workforce.

Initiatives and programs

  • Aged care on-site pharmacist

    We provide access to funding for community pharmacies and residential aged care homes to employ on-site pharmacists to work in residential aged care homes.
  • Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

    Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia is a new research centre funded to conduct research with aged care workers, providers, researchers and people who use aged care services. Findings will be used to create innovative solutions for the aged care sector to ensure best possible care.
  • Dementia Training Program

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

    The Elder Care Support program will build a workforce to help older First Nations people, their families and carers, to access aged care services to meet their physical and cultural needs.
  • Home Care Workforce Support Program

    We help the aged care sector to grow the home care workforce with targeted support for providers to recruit and retain home care workers. The Home Care Workforce Program will cease on 30 June 2024 to be replaced by a new program in late 2024.
  • New Aged Care Act

    The Australian Government is developing a new Aged Care Act to strengthen Australia's aged care system. The new Act aims to ensure that people who access aged care services funded by the Australian Government are treated with respect and have the quality of life they deserve.
  • Nursing and allied health scholarships

    We fund a range of scholarship opportunities through the Australian College of Nursing including nursing, midwifery, aged care, undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. Preference is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
  • Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program (PACOP)

    The Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program, or PACOP, is dedicated to improving the outcomes of all Australians in aged care homes with a particular focus on those who are approaching the end of their life.
  • Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP)

    Rural LAP provides locums so that rural health professionals can attend continuing professional development or take vacation leave. The program also funds GPs to do extra training so they can become rural locums.
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