How is aged care in Australia changing? Employment diversity in the aged care sector


The concern for many aged care providers today is how to cater their services towards a growing aged care population, while ensuring that the workforce is able to support both present and future demand. As the number of people aged 85 and over is expected to be five times larger by 2051, this creates exciting job prospects, yet common misconceptions may deter people from pursuing a career in aged care. When most people come to think of employment opportunities within the aged care and community sector, nurses and carers immediately spring to mind.

If you are interested in learning more about how to ensure your organisation is attracting the right workforce and learn more about the future employment prospects within the aged care and community sector, members of the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP) have developed a free Ebook dedicated to addressing aged care employment diversity in Australia.

About the Ebook

To provide community partners with the resources to determine career prospects for the aged care sector and ensure that the demand for quality staff is being met, the Emerging Leaders in Governance program partnered with Swancare, a local aged care provider to develop a report dedicated to addressing these issues.

The Ebook was developed as a guide to be used by aged care providers to help understand the current state of play regarding employment opportunities for growth within the sector, in addition to communicating the benefits of working in aged care. We hope that this resource will assist aged care and community organisations by helping to dispel many of the myths surrounding the aged care industry that may deter some people from entering the aged care workforce.

With aged care being a dynamic growth industry, the aged care workforce in Australia is undergoing a rapid period of change with a wide range of future job prospects. While the changing landscape has led to an increase in the employment of staff, it is equally important for managers to monitor trends, respond to industry and workforce changes. We hope this guide will become a valuable resource for managers to deliver on their organisation’s purpose and secure a bright future for the sector.


The Ebook is available as a free resource to all boards, available from our resource toolkit here.

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