Strategies to drive workforce growth in aged care
Conference Date
21st & 22nd November 2018
Rydges World Square, Sydney
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Driving sustainable workforce growth for the aged care sector
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Recruiting and retaining staff in the aged care sector has been a notoriously difficult issue that continues to impact the majority of aged care service providers. With an influx of baby boomers reaching retirement age over the next few years, the demand for carers in aged care is expected to grow exponentially, with up to 1 million required by 2050. The current shift towards consumer-directed care, new expectations for quality care and quality reform also add further pressure for aged care providers to ensure their staff are well trained and able to meet these needs.

The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce has already delivered key recommendations for aged care providers to take on board their people and culture strategy - but do you have the tools to grow and retain a high-quality workforce?

The Building a Quality Aged Care Workforce conference will address challenges in recruiting staff, particularly from younger demographics, to the aged care sector, and offer strategies to retain staff. It will also analyse how training can be improved to ensure the calibre of staff and their qualifications align with the traits and experience necessary to provide high-quality service to consumers.

What will you gain by attending?
  • Insights from representatives from the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
  • Methods to engage millennials and workers from other sectors
  • Insights from innovative providers to change workplace culture for the benefit of your employees
  • Ideas to grow your business and become an employer of choice through wellness programs for staff
  • Best practice to develop a learning and development opportunities for staff
  • An understanding of the changes the aged care workforce will face in coming years
Who will attend?
Executives, directors, managers and business partners from home and residential aged care providers with responsibilities for:
  • Human Resources
  • People and Culture
  • Recruitment
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Practice and Quality
  • Learning and Development
  • Strategy and Planning

Attend to learn:

  • A greater understanding of the changing landscape of the aged care workforce
  • Strategies to attract & recruit high-quality talent into your organisation
  • Tools to improve job quality & increase opportunities for growth to improve retention
  • Best practice to develop & train staff to drive continuous quality improvement & care
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Key Speakers

Lakshman Gunaratnam
Management Consultant supporting the
Department of Health & the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce
Samantha Bowen
Director, Acorn Network & Board Member
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research
Christopher Dougherty
General Manager, Human Resources
Gerard Hayes
National Secretary
Health Services Union


What People Are Saying

  • “The conference delivered excellent insights into similar organisations, their journey, challenges and triumphs, and highlighted the obstacles to look out for going forward. Very useful practical information, no doubt many attendees will benefit from the lessons learnt by others who have successfully traversed this path, and shared their story.”

    Amanda Ahrens
    Business Development Manager, National Nurses Plus & Strengthening Workforce Strategy 2017 conference attendee


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