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The Reimagined Personal Care Worker Discussion Paper

Please find below The Reimagined Personal Care Worker discussion paper prepared by the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University and SkillsIQ Limited on behalf of the Aged Services IRC.

The paper is seeking to ask questions of stakeholders framed around three key areas:

  • The breadth of care recipients’ needs
  • The range and complexity of the skills and capabilities required to meet those needs
  • The extent to which an individual worker can meet those needs versus the scope of the role as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The Reimagined Personal Care Worker Discussion Paper: June 2020

    Responses received from industry to this paper and other related discussion papers will be collated to inform the drafting and content of Training Package Products for the sector, as well as access to career pathways for both current and future aged care workers.

    Could please send your responses to by Monday, 27 July 2020.

    An Evidence Based Discussion Paper on the Issue of Student Work Placement in the Aged Services Sector

    This multi-faceted discussion paper explores international and best practice models in the Aged Services sector in terms of the experience gained by individual workers when work placements are initiated. 

    An Executive Summary paper has been provided for those seeking an overview.

    Executive Summary Evidence Based Work placement paper

    Work Placement in the Aged Services Sector: Discussion Paper April 2020

    2019 Future Skills Survey - closed 31 January 2019

    Between November 2018 and January 2019, SkillsIQ conducted a national online survey to better understand the workforce challenges and skills needs you and your industry face in our rapidly evolving world, given that supply and demand for particular workforce skills undergo significant shifts.

    Responses from our 2019 Future Skills Survey are being used to inform our 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts, which will assist in the prioritisation and development of future Training Packages for Australia’s workforce.

    If you have any questions about the survey, please contact SkillsIQ at or at (02) 9392 8100