Australia's aged care workforce must expand to meet demand

Friday, August 2, 2019

It's anticipated the aged care workforce will need to grow to almost a million in the next 30 years to care for Australia's ageing population.

But with public opinion of the sector at a low and negative perceptions at a high, the next generation of talent are being discouraged from entering the industry.

A new study has revealed that 60 per cent of the emerging workforce aren't keen on a career in aged care when they finish their studies.