The Council’s vision is:
to develop a world-class, workforce that can provide quality and skilled aged care services which meets the care needs of older Australians now and into the future.
This vision is underpinned by the Council’s statement of success:
As a unified leadership group, we will implement Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy. All older Australians should have equitable access to aged care services providing the dignity to age well, in place. We will invest in our workforce to support them to deliver on these expectations, so they can be proud of the communities the represent across Australia.
The Council’s purpose is to provide a unified Industry-led body to oversee, coordinate and sequence the implementation of ‘A Matter of Care – Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy’.
By working in partnership with Industry, Government, consumers and employees, the Council will ensure that the 14 Strategic Actions and supporting recommendations of the Strategy are embedded across the whole aged care sector.
As we work towards our vision, we reinforce and promote six core priorities:
- consumer focussed – anticipating, monitoring, and responding to the needs of aged care consumers through feedback and continuous improvement
- promote cultural change – advancing and embedding change attitudes to aged care
- enhanced workforce sustainability – creating a qualified, skilled workforce that operates in an environment that is professionally rewarding and invested in its future
- consistent standard of care – implementing a voluntary code of practice that defines industry’s consumer promise, standards, workforce practices and commitment to quality and safety;
- a remote approach – establishing a remote accord that supports the aged care sector to develop tailored solutions in response to community needs
- targeted research – establish an Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research to provide empirical data to industry to support informed improvements.
Meet the Council
The Council supports collaboration as an essential step in creating a unified industry voice committed to enhancing workforce capability and the provision of consistent, high quality care to elderly Australians.
The Council brings together, for the first time, aged care provider CEOs, an employee representative and a consumer representative – who have come together to lead structural change across the industry.