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,...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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:Read more
- they lost more jobs than men – almost 8% at...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care report, entitled Care, Dignity and Respect – made public on 1 March – has recommended a major expansion of the aged care and disability workforce. According to Grattan Institute experts, improved workforce conditions and capability sits as one of the “top four...Read more
The Mayor of Blacktown, Councillor Tony Bleasdale; NSW Member of Parliament for Blacktown, Stephen Bali; and Executive Director of Training Services NSW, David Collins, officially opened the Macquarie Community College Blacktown campus on 25 February. The College simultaneously celebrated its 70 anniversary, under the headline “70 years of new beginnings” (see photo). Mayor of Blacktown, Cllr...Read more