Leading, managing and strengthening the aged care workforce for residential care, home care and community care

Workforce challenges in aged care aren't anything new, but they are now reaching an unsustainable level. 

Nurses are working back-to-back shifts, senior executives are donning scrubs, while 65,000 aged care workers have reportedly left the sector in the last 12 months.

More than ever, providers are calling out for solutions to improve workforce capacity and employee experience. Whether in the space of recruitment, learning and development, or something more niche, like manual handling, all genuine aged care innovations are necessary to fix the escalating problem of workforce shortages. 
Key themes featured in this year’s program include:
  • Training, Recruitment, and Leadership
  • Workforce Operations and Culture
  • Workforce Health, Wellbeing, and Safety
  • Innovation and Leadership in Aged Care

The Aged Care Workforce Leadership Forum (Sydney, 15-16 November 2022) aims to bring together key players from the aged care ecosystem to foster collaboration that will help retain, attract, and improve jobs in this critical sector. 
The full program will be released in August 2022.


Event Highlights

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

Past Speakers

Eliza Strapp

First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division

Australian Government Department of Health

Jodi Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Human Services Skills Organisation

Merlin Kong

Interim Director, Centre for Workforce Development and Innovation

Leading Age Services Australia

Louise O’Neill

Chief Executive Officer

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

Dr George Margelis

Independent Chair

Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

Mel Leahy

Chief People Officer

Bolton Clarke

Graeme Prior

Chief Executive Officer

Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group

Tamar Krebs

Founder and Executive Director

Group Homes Australia

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Past Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Forum Highlights (March 2022 Event)

  • Hear from Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group on the implications of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety for the sector and challenges that lie ahead for the industry. 
  • Learn from the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council on the progress so far of Australia’s aged care workforce strategy, A Matter of Care. 
  • Discover how you can foster creativity, innovation and authenticity in your emerging leaders with Leading Age Services Australia.
  • Find out from Bolton Clarke on how to embed a customer-centric focus in your day-to-day operations and workforce.
  • Gain insight into how Group Homes Australia has empowered their aged care workforce to care for people diagnosed with dementia and help them enjoy a higher quality of life. 
  • Learn how Uniting is supporting the health and mental wellbeing of their aged care workforce so they can succeed in their roles.
  • Understand how to create pathways for career growth and progression in your organisation with Benetas, Calvary Health Care and Estia Health.

Who Attends?

Senior leaders and executives from home care, residential care and community care involved in:
  • People and culture 
  • Human resources 
  • Staffing and resourcing 
  • Recruitment and training 
  • Workforce planning 
  • Workforce engagement 
  • Workforce operations 
  • Process improvement 
  • Service delivery