Stocktake and analysis of Commonwealth-funded aged care workforce activities

Page last updated: 08 August 2016

The Australian Government has completed a Stocktake and Analysis of Commonwealth-funded Aged Care Workforce Activities report (the Report). The Report includes activities implemented over a three year period from 2011–12 to 2013–14.

The Department engaged Health Outcomes International (HOI) to compile information for the Report from across the Department and other relevant Commonwealth agencies. An Aged Care Workforce Advisory Group, a sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee, was established to provide advice and feedback to HOI and to workshop and agree to the themes and key findings outlined in the Report.

The Report identified 54 activities that received Commonwealth funding between 2011-12 and 2013-14 that were directly related to supporting the aged care workforce. The majority of funding was provided through programmes managed by the Department of Social Services and the former Department of Health and Ageing.

The Report highlighted that the majority of funding and activity was directed toward workforce training, education and upskilling, while leadership development and succession planning and regional, rural and remote service provision were amongst the lowest amount of funding and activity reported.

The Government is committed to having ongoing discussions with the sector to work together to address the future workforce challenges for aged care. The Government has tasked the Aged Care Sector Committee (the Committee) with developing an Aged Care Roadmap (the Roadmap). The Committee is taking into account the findings of the Report to feed into the Roadmap. This will inform the role of Government and industry in supporting the aged care workforce into the future.

Stocktake and analysis of Commonwealth-funded aged care workforce activities report

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For more information about the Report, email agedcareworkforce@health.gov.au

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