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Opportunities for Involvement

The Council is committed to working transparently with Aged Care providers, consumers, workers and Governments to implement A Matter of Care. Our collaboration is guided by our ACWIC Engagement Plan.

The Council will provide opportunities for consumers, workers, providers and government to be involved in advancing elements of the strategic actions.

We understand the wealth of knowledge and expertise out there.

We hope that you will be willing to share your knowledge during our specific ‘call-outs’ for involvement.

Designing the future structure of the aged care workforce

About the project

Work is now underway with independent professional services firm BDO Australia on the early stages of this project to design the future structure of the aged care workforce, which is an outcome of Strategic Action 4 from ‘A Matter of Care’.

The project team will rethink and examine potential job pathways and career options, to lay out a plan for meaningful jobs with a long-term future that will allow workers and volunteers to continue to grow and develop their skills within the sector over time.

The intention of this project is to design a workforce structure that will enable the delivery of quality care, in order to meet community expectations that older people should be able to live well.

How to get involved

The Council is committed to working with a broad range of stakeholders to create a better, more sustainable aged care system.

We acknowledge the pressures experienced by the aged care workforce and providers delivering care to older Australians at this time.

The Council is progressing with this important work via methods that require minimal direct involvement from these stakeholders for now. We will ensure that aged care workers and providers have opportunities to collaborate on and inform our work when they have the time and capacity.

The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council would like to thank everyone who works in aged care for their extraordinary dedication. Your commitment to the older people you care for is unmatched.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please register your interest by email to contact@acwic.com.au

Community of Practice

Our Community of Practice is designed to build on existing knowledge and best practices in order to enable excellence, foster a culture of joint accountability and commitment.

Learn more about Community of Practice

Workforce planning tool

The Council is pleased to announce that we are working with design and technology company, Portable, to develop an interactive workforce planning tool.

This project aligns with Strategic Action 6 from ‘A Matter of Care’.

The Council and Portable will engage with industry to develop a standard approach to workforce planning through an interactive guide, including an interactive workforce planning tool. The tool will be human-centred and sensitive to challenges Aged Care providers are facing in the sector today. All aged care settings, including residential, home-based care and support as well as mixed models of care will shape and inform the purpose, use and structure of the tool.

This tool will simplify the way in which aged care organisations can build and adjust their workforce to meet current and future demands. The tool will also look at the mix of skills needed to build and sustain innovation through existing and emerging models of care. It is anticipated that the tool will assist providers to identify core capabilities to enable specific care interventions, such as palliative services, according to demand.

Once complete, the tool will enable aged care providers to create a strategic workforce plan so that they can effectively build their staffing models to provide holistic, human-centred and quality care to older people throughout Australia.