Aged Care Workforce Reforms

Summary of Workforce Reforms

The Australian Government is growing the home care workforce by 18,000 new personal care workers. $135.6 million will provide additional financial support and incentives for registered nurses.

A single assessment workforce will do all assessments, facilitating quality, consistency and experience.

To grow and upskill the workforce, the government will invest to:

  • increase places in the Aged Care Transition to Practice Program and Aged Care Nursing Scholarship Program,
  • fund 33,800 training places more personal care workers to gain a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing),
  • give palliative care and dementia training to workers.

An expanded Rural Locum Assistance Program will ensure continuity of clinical care and leadership, and increase a surge workforce in rural and regional areas.

$105.6 million will improve regulation and worker screening arrangements; government investment will help to attract the right workers to the sector.

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Aged Care Workforce Reforms Timetable


  • Up to 6,000 new personal care workers in workplaces.
  • Surge locum workforce capacity in regional and rural loations.
  • Improved training in dementia care and minimising restraint (restrictive practices).


  • Up to 7,000 new personal care workers in workplaces.
  • 33,800 additional training places rolled out over two years for personal care workers to attain a Certificate # in Individual Support (Ageing).
  • More Registered Nurses in workplace due to nurse incentive and financial support schemes.
  • Single assessment workforce in place to conduct assessments across residential and home care.


  • Additional training places for personal care workers to attain a Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Ageing).


  • Continued growth of the aged care workforce and a demonstrable increase in registered nurses choosing aged care as their career.


  • Tangible improvements seen in staffing levels, skill mix and training of the care workforce.
  • workforce continues to meet the demand for aged care services, particularly in home care.

MPIR Reducing to 4.01% on 1st October 2021

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) will be reducing to 4.01 % per annum, from 1st October 2021.

Individualised Placement Plan

An individual placement plan is developed for each of our family clients.

The placement plan contains detailed client requirements and family preferences, shortlist of suitable facilities and a timetable of work completed and planned to achieve the successful placement outcome.

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Our family clients can request the current status of the tasks on the plan. This formal approach helps with communication between all interested parties, including social workers in the hospital.

We also request feedback from families of our services and where we can continually improve and revise our service for future family clients.

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Residential Care Placement Partners

Over the years, Aged Care Connect has worked with many a large number of aged care providers, including aged care homes that are:

  • located in all States and Territories.
  • Not-For-Profit (NFP) and Private Sector.
  • ASX listed providers with large numbers of aged care homes to Single family-owned aged care homes.
  • Homes that specialise in dementia care.
  • Homes that specialise in care for younger persons.
  • Homes with greater than 150 residents.
  • Smaller Homes with around 50 residents and with a community feel.
  • Homes that focus on specific cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Homes that focus on specific religious and faith-based needs.
  • Homes that focus on low means and financially disadvantaged residents.
  • Homes that are LGBTIQ friendly.

Our experience and detailed knowledge means that we can perfectly match the aged care home to your family care needs, location requirements, financial situation and personal preferences.

Residential Care Partners
Allity Aged Care ACH Group Aged Care Aegis Aged Care
Allity Aged Care Abberfield Aged Care Arcare Aged Care
Aurrum Aged Care Australian Unity Aged Care Basscare Aged Care
Benetas Aged Care Blue Care Aged Care Bolton Clarke Aged Care
Brotherhood of St Laurence Aged Care Bupa Aged Care Carinity Aged Care
Churches of Christ Aged Care Deloraine Aged Care Donwood Aged Care
Doutta Galla Aged Care Estia Health Aged Care Fairmont Aged Care
Feros Aged Care Freedom Aged Care Freemasons Aged Care
Hammondcare Aged Care Helping Hand Aged Care Hope Aged Care
IRT Aged Care Japara Aged Care Lynden Aged Care
Javadale Bethel Aged Care Anzac Lodge
Manor Court Aged Care Mayflower Aged Care Mc Kenzie Aged Care
Mecwacare Aged Care Medical and Aged Care Group Menarock Life Aged Care
Mercy Health Aged Care Micare Aged Care Napier Street Aged Care
Opal Aged Care Catholic Health Care Aged Care RSL Lifecare Aged Care
Country Heath SA Aged Care Calvary Aged Care Amana Living Aged Care
Eldercare Aged Care Ozcare Aged Care Resthaven Aged Care
Thompson Health Care Aged Care Villa Maria Catholic Homes Aged Care Brightwater Care Group
Lutheran Aged Care Wintringham Aged Care Blue Cross Aged Care
Regis Aged Care Rockpool Aged Care Salvation Army Aged Care
Seasons Aged Care Southern Cross Care Aged Care The Alexander Aged Care
TLC Aged Care Tricare Aged Care Trinity Aged Care
Uniting Age Well Aged Care Uniting Aged Care Vermont Aged Care
Village Glen Aged Care Homestyle Glen Aged Care Whiddon Group Aged Care

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Summary of Recommendations and Download the Complete Report

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Seek Independent Advice

Covid-19 and the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding quality services in aged care homes.

This has reinforced the benefit to seek independent and experienced assistance when placing your loved one into any aged care home.

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