Working in aged care
The Australian Government supports action to strengthen the aged care workforce. We provide practical guidance on the financial support and incentives available to boost education, training and professional development for the workforce involved in caring for older Australians.
Aged care workers make an invaluable contribution to the daily lives of many thousands of older people across Australia. Financial support, incentives and opportunities are available to support career paths in aged care in a variety of ways, including vocational education and training, scholarships, support for short courses and specific training initiatives.
Opportunities and support are available for:
- Personal carers in residential and community aged care
- Strengthening Links
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care workers
- Workers caring for people from non-English speaking (culturally and linguistically diverse) backgrounds
- Workers caring for people with dementia
- Selected resources provide information to support the aged care workforce, including information lines, residential aged care standards and community care common standards
- The 2012 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey provides a comprehensive profile of the Aged Care Workforce which spans almost a decade.