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Health, Seniors

Homecare Workforce Support

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  As part of the Homecare Workforce Support programme nine grants will be provided to organisations or consortia to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to attract, train and support the retention of an additional 13,000 Personal Care Workers (PCWs) nationally to the home care sector by June 2023.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support the home care sector to attract, train and retain an additional 13,000 PCWs in order to support growing demand for consumer access to home care;
  • assist new PCWs (e.g. students and new entrants) to receive the skills and training required to deliver quality aged care services;
  • enhance the skills of the existing workforce to ensure better support for new PCWs to the home care workforce to help improve retention; and
  • provide targeted support to aged care providers to promote consumer access to home care in rural and remote areas, this category could include residential aged care providers or other care services in those regions.

$ Available: Up to $91million.

Eligibility:  To be eligible to apply, you must be an organisation listed below or a consortium led by one of the following type of organisations:

  • Approved home care service providers
  • Aged care peaks/industry bodies
  • Recruitment agencies, employment service providers and Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers
  • Registered Training Organisations who currently offer nationally recognised care training AND receive State/Territory government funding
  • Group training organisations who currently provide care training
  • Online care brokerage platform suppliers
  • Community Development Employment Project Providers
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • Consultancy/business advice firms who currently provide advice to the care sector.

Key Dates: Closes 27 August 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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