Remote aged care workforce funding

The Federal Government will provide $1.5 million over three years to support Uniting Care Australia, the lead organisation partnering to deliver the Accord on the Remote Aged Care Workforce.

 

In addition, the Government will invest $450,000 through Aged & Community Services Australia to work with communities to build the capacity of local aged care workforces.

 

The Accord will strengthen the aged care workforce and improve the quality of aged care services in remote and very remote Australia.

 

It will tap into the knowledge and experience of local communities and people working in aged care.

 

By working with local communities and understanding their needs, the Accord will create an employment and career pipeline in rural, regional and remote Australia.

 

It will bring together aged care organisations working in partnership with the employment, health, education and training sectors to build the aged care workforce.

 

9 April 2019.