Professionalising the Aged Care Workforce

The case for worker registration and a mandatory qualification
by Fiona Macdonald

This paper presents the case for an aged care worker registration and accreditation scheme

In accordance with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Aged Care Royal Commission) the proposed scheme includes a requirement for attainment of a Certificate III qualification and engagement in ongoing training or continuing professional development (CPD).

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