Aged care workforce strategy

Aged care workforce strategy

May 29
Professor John Pollaers will outline the latest work of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce.


Professor John Pollaers, Chair, Australian Industry Skills Committee and Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
Norman Gray AM, Chief Executive Officer, Box Hill Institute Group
Paula Trood, General Manager, Residential Services, Quality & Compliance, Benetas

Event overview

Demand for aged care workers is predicted to grow from 360,000 to almost one million by 2050. How do we grow and sustain the workforce to meet future needs?

In November 2017 the Australian Government announced an expert taskforce to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy, focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians. Chaired by Professor John Pollaers, the taskforce is looking at how aged care services are being challenged to re-frame thinking about leadership, organisation of work, skilling, innovation and the practical application of research and technology. 

Ahead of the release of the strategy in June, join Professor Pollaers for the latest insights and to help shape and reframe thinking about the aged care workforce.

Meet the keynote speaker

Professor John Pollaers
Chair, Australian Industry Skills Committee and Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce

John brings a strong combination of business leadership skills and international experience to the table including participation in industry innovation, with a focus on education, training and skills development. He is also Chairman of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council and Chairman of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. In business, John previously held senior roles including CEO of Pacific Brands, CEO of Foster’s Group and Managing Director of Carlton & United Breweries.

Meet the panel

Norman Gray AM
Chief Executive Officer, Box Hill Institute Group

Norman leads the development of Box Hill Institute's strategic plan with a focus on financial sustainability and serving communities through education, training and lifelong learning. Norman’s previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Public Transport Victoria and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Thales Australia, following a long and distinguished career in The Royal Australian Air Force.

Paula Trood
General Manager, Residential Services, Quality & Compliance, Benetas

Paula commenced with Benetas in April 2007 and has been General Manager of Residential Services & Quality and Compliance since early 2013. Prior to this she held various roles across the organisation including General Manager Community Services and Regional Residential Manager. Over her 25 year career, she has worked as a Registered Nurse in the acute, community and aged care sectors.

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