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National Skills Commission Announces Care Workforce Labour Market Study

The National Skills Commission has announced a Care Workforce Labour Market Study. This in-depth study will examine the factors affecting the supply and demand of care workers both in the near term and longer term to 2050. It results from a direct request from the Prime Minister to National Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton. The report is expected to be completed Continue Reading

Not-for-profit governance and resilience in the wake of COVID-19

Governance and resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for Australian not-for-profit organisations, including adult and community education (ACE) providers. “The COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate and profound effect on the social sector. Funding and resources dried up, with 50% of charities reporting a loss of revenue and volunteer hours dropping by two-thirds. Many organisations had Continue Reading

Aged Care Training Under the Spotlight: Let’s recognise the contributions of aged care workers

The release of the report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has again placed aged care training under the spotlight. This training is a “bread and butter” for Australia’s not-for-profit adult and community education providers (read CCA’s analysis of the Royal Commission report). Aged care training will be a major focus of CCA’s upcoming 2021 National Continue Reading

COVID recession hit women harder than men says Grattan Institute

The independent Australian think tank the Grattan Institute has released a report that shows the COVID recession has hit women much harder than men, an impact that will compound women’s lifetime economic disadvantage. According to the Institute, Australian women copped a triple-whammy: they lost more jobs than men – almost 8% at the peak of the crisis, compared to 4% Continue Reading

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