Future of Australia's aged care sector workforce

20 June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-580-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 3445KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Chapter One (PDF 278KB)

Terms of reference
Report structure
The changing aged care sector
Current composition of the aged care workforce
The role of governments in aged care
Australian Government funded aged care workforce measures
Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - Changing pressures on the aged care workforce (PDF 156KB)

Projected growth of the aged care workforce
Changing needs of older Australians
Changes in service delivery
Skills mix
Competition for workers with other sectors

Chapter 3 - Attracting, training, and retaining aged care workers (PDF 203KB)

Key challenges in attracting and retaining workers
Staffing ratios
Training personal care workers
Training nurses and health professionals

Chapter 4 - Diversity in aged care (PDF 174KB)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care
CALD aged care sector
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy
Regional and remote aged care sector

Chapter 5 - Conclusion and recommendations (PDF 60KB)

Aged care workforce development strategy
Improved training
Workforce and workplace regulation
Concluding remarks

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 52KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 38KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Summary of committee site visits related to the inquiry (PDF 2471KB)

Site visit to Juniper Guwardi Ngadu Residential Care
Site visit to Halls Creek Community Care
Site visit to Menkawum Ngurra, Halls Creek People's Church Aged Care Facility
Site visit to Southern Cross Care, Germanus Kent House

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515