Developing a modern health and human service workforce: A systemic change approach
Register for our upcoming BSL Talks webinar on Monday 22 August 2022
The Health Care and Social Assistance sector (the ‘Care’ sector) is Australia’s largest employing industry (14.9% workforce share) and fastest growing workforce, with a projected 14.2% future growth. Workforce development and sustainability for the Care sector has been acknowledged by governments and training system leaders as an area of need and challenge.
Currently, the average age of the workforce is 41 and young people currently comprise only 9% of the workforce. Rates of entry level vocational training for several of the largest employing occupations in the sector (e.g. aged and disable carers, nursing support and personal care workers, child carers and welfare support workers) are not keeping pace with projected demand and are insufficient to replace the workforce attrition intensified by the pandemic.
In this webinar, drawing on BSL’s systemic change methodology, panellists will answer the question of how to address the much-publicised gaps in the vital workforce that provides Australia’s health care and other human services?
BSL’s Joseph Borlagdan and Kira Clarke will host a panel featuring
• Professor John Buchanan, University of Sydney Business School
• Jodi Schmidt, Human Services Skills Organisation
• Dr Damian Oliver, National Skills Commission