Developing sustainable career pathways for aged care personal care workers

External PersonnelJohn Burgess, Julia Connell, Alan Nankervis
Project FundingBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Project StatusComplete

Project Summary

With an ageing population Australia faces challenges in developing a comprehensive and effective aged care sector. One of the major challenges is attracting and retaining a skilled workforce into the sector. This project is undertaken in conjunction with two of the largest aged care service providers in Western Australia. The project involves data collection through interviews, employee surveys and documentary analysis. The project is ongoing and is expected to be completed in December 2017.

Project Outputs

Developing sustainable career pathways for aged care workers John Burgess, Julia Connell, Alan Nankervis, Subas Dhakal, Scott Fitzgerald Dramatic increases in the ageing population have created growing demand for personal care assistants (PCAs) across the states and territories in Australia. Available data indicates that the population aged 65 to 85 years will double in Western Australia (WA) by 2050. This demographic... Read article 30 April 2018Feature Read More