The 56th Australian Association of Gerontology conference was held recently on the Gold Coast. Skills Hubs were in attendance with partners Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA), to share
Home Care Workforce Support Program
This project received grant funding by the Australian Government
We will support home care providers with activities to:
1. Attract and recruit new personal care workers to the sector through:
- Promotional activities to raise awareness of career opportunities in the sector
- Screening potential workers for the right skills and attributes
2. Support new personal care workers 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
3. Upskill the existing workforce
The Home Care Workforce Support Program Queensland is supporting the aged care sector to grow the home care workforce by 2,400 workers over the next 2 years.
Why Is It 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.
What We Are Doing?
Attract - Train - Retain
Attract 2,400 Personal Care Workers into work placement across Queensland
Regular contact and relationship development with 80% of the Approved Providers of Home Care across Queensland
Retention of Personal Care Workers in the sector at 3, 6 and 12 months post-employment commencement
Provide training and work placements for the Home Care Sector
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Skills Hubs COO, Ian Montague was part of a key panel session at today’s Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum being held in Melbourne. Facilitated by Sharon
Skills Hubs welcomes the announcement of the Commonwealth Government’s landmark National Skills Agreement.
Taking effect from 1 January next year, the landmark 5-year National Skills Agreement (NSA) will embed national cooperation and strategic investment in Australia’s Vocational Education