Aged care providers, workers and consumers are being encouraged to complete an online survey to have their say on the development of a national workforce strategy for the sector.
The aged care workforce taskforce, chaired by Professor John Pollaers, is due to report to the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt by 30 June.
Public submissions are currently being sought on the strategy’s five imperatives:
- why the aged care industry matters
- industry leadership, mindset and accountability
- industry workforce organisation and education
- industry attraction and retention
- translating research and technology into models of care and practice.
“I urge senior Australians, their families, community members and aged care staff to get involved by going to the taskforce’s online consultation hub and completing the survey,” said Minister Wyatt.
The survey closes on Friday, 16 March.
A second phase of public consultation will take place in May and June seeking feedback on an exposure draft of the strategy.
A second workforce summit will take place on 17 April, following the first summit in December.
Complete the online survey here.
The taskforce is also holding a community consultation in Hobart for consumers, providers and workers on 15 March.
Click here for more information and to register.
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