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. Opportunities aim to enable nurses to develop their career in the aged care sector.
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.