Council has been working with Groworx

Council has been working with Groworx to address the workforce shortages and is pleased to announce the arrival of 16 international care workers from the Philippines to Gilgandra in late October, or early November to start their employment with Gilgandra Aged Care and Disability Services.      Invitations are extended to the community to attend a public […]

NSW regional council recruits 16 workers from the Philippines

Gilgandra Shire Council has recruited 16 aged care workers from the Philippines to work for Gilgandra Aged Care and Disability Services, as providers across the country, particularly in the regions, struggle to meet the 200 direct care minutes requirement which came into effect on 1 October 2023.      The Council in regional NSW, about 340km […]

Gilgandra Shire Welcomes 16 Filipino Aged Care Workers

Gilgandra Shire Council (Council) has been working with an international immigration organisation, Groworx, to address the workforce shortages within its aged care and disability sectors. Following months of preparations, Council is pleased to announce the arrival of 16 international care workers from the Philippines to Gilgandra in late October or early November to start their […]

New Aged Care Industry Labor Agreement

​​​​​​​​​​Australian aged care providers can now apply to access the new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. The Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement streamlines the recruitment of qualified direct care workers from overseas to work in the aged care sector. Employers can use this where appropriately qualified Australians are not available.      To access this labour […]

Productivity Commission report suggests new visa subclass to boost aged care workforce

  The Productivity Commission has released a new report recommending that the Australian government establish a new visa subclass for aged and disability care workers. The report notes that while 30% of aged care workers are migrants, less than 1% are sponsored for employment in the sector. Instead, 38% of migrants in care services are […]

Part-time household services scheme to include basic minding of children and Aged Care

SINGAPORE – Basic child-minding and elder-minding services will be included in the Household Services Scheme (HSS) under a two-year pilot programme, the Ministry of Manpower said.        From Wednesday, companies under the pilot can hire more migrant workers to provide these part-time services to households. Currently, 140 companies provide household services to more than 21,000 homes […]

Faith-based networks push for personal care workers to be added to migration list

Catholic Health Australia, Uniting NSW.ACT and UnitingCare Australia are using the second day of the Jobs & Skills Summit to call for the addition of personal care workers to the skilled migration occupation list as an immediate way of plugging the gap in the aged care workforce.        A CHA study has found that […]

Mass exodus of aged care staff expected: Survey

Half of the sector’s workers are reportedly planning to leave in the next three years due to low pay and stress, with 64,000 set to quit by June 2023.           Up to 139,000 aged care workers are planning to leave the sector by the end of 2026, a new workforce survey suggests. The CompliSpace Aged […]

Wesley Mission to close all Sydney aged care homes over workforce constraints

Wesley Mission has announced the closure of all its Sydney aged care homes due to challenges in attracting and retaining staff. Facilities at Sylvania, Carlingford and Narrabeen are expected to close at the end of May, causing upheaval for nearly 200 residents and their families. CEO and superintendent Reverend Stu Cameron said the decision was […]