Let's dive into...Workforce Forum 2021

Workforce Forum 2021 handout

The ‘Let’s dive into… Workforce’ Forum was held on 22 October 2021 at Chiton Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club, Hayborough, Victor Harbor. The Forum was co-hosted by Collaborative Project Officers - Michelle Fuller (Southern Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island Positive Ageing Taskforce), Julie Wilhelm (Hills Positive Ageing Project), Kay Stillwell (Riverland Murray Coorong Taskforce) and Maria Shialis (Southern Services Reform Group).

The interactive format provided opportunities for participants to:

  • Network and engage with a diverse range of aged care workforce stakeholders.
  • Learn about current workforce initiatives, programs and funding opportunities to support your organisation.
  • Ask questions directly to key government representatives and others.
  • Contribute to the collective discussion and intel about addressing our regions’ workforce needs.
  • Find strategic partners to work on workforce solutions.

Attendees on the day included:
Home and Community aged care organisations – Managers, CEOs, HR / Workforce Development officers, Key government department representatives – Commonwealth & State, Regional partners, Local government representatives, RTOs and training providers, Peak bodies and Aged Care sector advocates, Leaders of innovation and change and others interested in contributing to this important priority area.

Thank you to all our stakeholders who attended the Forum. The day was a great success with your participation, support and contributions. The room was buzzing through interactive activities, Q&A session, networking and information sharing.

We are very excited to release the Summary Report of our combined regions aged care workforce forum Let’s dive into… WORKFORCE. This includes the valuable input and contributions from participants, and features photos taken on the day. To access the report click here(PDF, 35MB)

Feel free to visit  www.victor.sa.gov.au/flourishing to view presentations, access the Q & A Panel discussion(PDF, 266KB) and further information.

This report and information from the day has been shared with the Department of Health for consideration as the reforms unfold, and can be distributed broadly to relevant stakeholders. Please share as you wish.

We are looking forward to planning our next combined regions forum. Details will be distributed shortly…

“Meet us in the Secret Garden in 2022 to unlock key themes of the new reforms as they are revealed”