Australian Government Department of Health
Direct care workers in the aged care sector must meet the increasingly complex clinical care needs of care recipients. The Skills Development Program will provide the aged care workforce with access to training that is high quality, relevant and accessible.
The department engaged AHA to undertake phase one of the Skills Development Program for Aged Care Staff (the program). AHA’s role comprised:
Over 4 months AHA used a variety of methods to consult with a range of stakeholders:
Findings from these consultations informed our recommendations for a skills development program.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety noted the importance of aged care workers having access to good quality and easily accessible ongoing training and professional development opportunities