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About Us

The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (the Council) is the first leadership group of its kind in Australia’s aged care industry. The Council is committed to creating a better, more sustainable aged care system across Australia with a clear focus on the consumer. It is working with Industry, Government, employees and consumers to ensure the workforce is suitably skilled and able to deliver safe, consistent and high quality care services to older Australians, irrespective of setting.

Our Vision

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.

Our Purpose

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.

Our Priorities

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.


The Council’s Strategic Plan sets out our remit, direction, and goals and the steps we will take to oversee and sequence the implementation of the national aged care workforce strategy.


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.

Our Council Directors

Council Directors act collectively as a board to provide strategic guidance for the Council, oversee the Council’s management team and are accountable for the Council’s activities and performance.

Click here to meet our Board of Directors.

Our Council Members

The primary role of the Council Members is to elect Council Directors and approve amendments to the Council’s constitution. The primary accountability of Council Directors is to the Council Members.

Click here to meet our three Council Members

Our Management Team

Our Management Team supports our Council Directors in leading the implementation and monitoring of our activities. Our Management Team is accountable to our Council Directors.

Click here to meet the team.

Our Timeline

ACWIC Timeline formation & funding






The Aged Care Workforce Council is a registered charity.  

To view our constitution, please click here.