The initiative trialled a streamlined approach to connect and match students undertaking a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) with residential aged care providers looking to employ personal care workers.

The aim of the initiative was to support the growth of a skilled aged care workforce by:

  • providing residential care providers looking for employees, access to a pool of people who have relevant skills and experience; and
  • supporting students to complete their Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) through completion of their mandatory workplace placement

We have been pleased with portal usage and the levels of placements to date.

The project was scheduled to conclude on 30 March 2022, however due to continued interest from some employers and students the initiative was extended. The portal is now commencing wind-down and will be finalised by 30 June 2022.

Employers, Students & Registered Training Organisations.

Employers, Students and Registered Training Organisations who have participated in the Aged Care Rapid Response Initiative Pilot will be receiving personal communication regarding their next steps.

To all of the candidates/students who have secured placement; we wish you the best in your future career in the human services sector.

To any candidate who still requires support but has not received communications from the HSSO sent via email, phone, and text, please contact to discuss further options.

To our RTO partners who have participated in our Pilot Trial thank you for promoting the Aged Care Rapid Response initiative to your students.

To our Employer Stakeholders who have signed into the Pilot we appreciated your willingness to connect with and support individuals start their careers in human services.

Project overview

Project Status
  • National

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