The Aged Care Illawarra Workforce Action Group (ACIWAG) which made the submission to the Senate Inquiry includes representatives from Aged and Community Services NSW, and ACT, TAFE Illawarra, Training Services NSW, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Regional Development Australia and Illawarra Forum.
The submission looked at the following areas of the Inquiry:
- The current composition of the aged care workforce (ToR a)
- Future aged care workforce requirements, including the impacts of sector growth, changes in how care is delivered, and increasing competition for works (ToR b)
- Challenges in attracting and retaining aged care workers (ToR d)
- The role of government in providing a coordinated strategic approach for the sector (ToR i)