Aged-Care Industry Report 'Totally Unsustainable' study finding 60,000 vacancies nationwide

The aged care segment needs nearly 60,000 workers to fill the national staffing gap.
MELBOURNE, Australia - May 20, 2022 - PRLog -- The aged care segment needs nearly 60,000 workers to fill the national staffing gap. Health profession for prioritised childcare for workers and migration incentives, such as help with school and housing employments, to attraction people back into the workforce.

Catholic Health Australia (CHA), the country's prime aged care body, compiled the sector-wide statistics with the University of Notre Dame and a consultancy, Estimate, to represent to whoever forms state government after May 21 the enormity of the unavailability that risk the downfall of amenities across the country.

The study found a total of 82,156 vacancies in hospitals and aged care and Garcia said the "startling figures" could be even higher because the study's researchers applied their modelling conservatively.

The Fair Work Commission is hearing a case to elevation the workers' pay by 25%, and the CHA report says the rise was essential to attract a sustainable future workforce.

UnitingCare, the only provider network to obviously back the 25% hike, has costed it at $4 billion a year. "Scott Morrison has said that a federal government would have to fund a future outcome of an aged care wage case.

Certificate in Aged Care courses ( give you the skills to care for the ageing or disabled in their homes or in residential aged care centres. This course is intended to provide the person who desires to commence a career in providing support to people in aged care / disability care health services and the community. There are nearly 60,000 staff positions in aged care across Australia.

The report believed the demand gap had been intensified by Covid pandemic restrictions and CHA called for a range of encouragements to address the shortfall, including prioritising applicable workers on childcare waiting lists, higher sponsorships, and direct government funding for in-house childcare centres.

"We need to advance the process for healthcare workers to get into Australia and get them to work," Pratik said. "We also need the government to confirm and make reasonable flexible, out of hours' childcare opportunities for healthcare workers.

A spokesperson for Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck said the Coalition had committed $19.1 billion to educating the sector, including $901 million to better train, retain and increase the aged care staff.

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