Improving Workforce Attraction, Retention, Wellbeing, Safety, and Fulfillment

You will not have missed the Federal Government’s recent commitment to a significant wage increase for aged care workers. This is a major and long overdue step towards addressing current workforce shortages.  
But there is much more to the so-called “Great Resignation”, and its potential antidote, than just pay. To this degree, providers and their partners have significant power to influence the future aged care workforce.  
On-the-job training opportunities, workforce culture, CALD staff onboarding, recruitment strategy, EVPs, and digital technology adoption are just some of the areas the providers can influence to create a more attractive and nurturing work environment across residential, home, and community care.  
The Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum is an event that presents the most exciting workforce innovations being led by providers on the coalface of aged care, as well as the latest updates from government, academia, and the aged care vendor market. If you are in aged care and are passionate about reducing staff pressures, strengthening workforce culture, attracting highly capable and skilled talent, and providing the highest quality care to clients, then you cannot miss this Forum.  

Event Highlights

See what happened at our most recent aged care event - the Aged Care Digital & Technology Transformation Forum

2022 Forum Speakers

Sarah McLelland

Interim CEO

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

Eliza Strapp

First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division

Department of Health and Aged Care

Merlin Kong

Director, Centre for Workforce Development & Innovation


Penie Batman

Executive Leader - People and Culture


Jo Christie

Chief People, Culture, and Brand


Megan Galbally

Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Blue Cross

Catherine McMahon

Chief People Officer

Catholic Healthcare

Turin Prasantha

Executive Manager Development People and Culture

Goodwin Aged Care Services

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2022 Forum Takeaways

  • Discover how ACWIC’s Workforce Planning Tool can help small and medium providers with workforce planning by capturing rich data insights, translating data into engaging videos, and modelling future workforce scenarios
  • Take a leaf out of Warrigal’s recruitment book by preparing a talent attraction strategy that directly competes with employers outside of the health sector and increase your chances of landing a future aged care leader
  • Learn from providers that have utilised the newly introduced PALM scheme if the labour mobility policy can help your organisation fill rural and regional workforce gaps through the recruitment of aged care staff from 9 Pacific islands and Timor-Leste
  • Learn how you can offer the best training and development opportunities to attract and retain motivated and passionate staff
  • Build an EVP that keeps local aged care talent in regional and rural communities 
  • Integrate digital technology into your workforce plan to maximise efficiencies
  • Adopt practical and evidence-based workforce reforms that have succeeded internationally
  • Stay up to date on how the sector is responding to the Royal Commission recommendations
  • Strengthen your COVID-19 workforce strategy by building resilience against unplanned leave, improving staff safety, and providing access to bonuses
  • Assess whether the Palm Scheme will work help your organisation fill labour gaps in rural and regional Australia

Who Should Attend

Senior leaders, directors, executives, and managers from:
  • People and culture
  • Human resources
  • Staffing and resourcing
  • Recruitment and training
  • Workforce planning
  • Workforce engagement
  • Workforce operations
  • Process improvement
  • Service delivery