The aged care training industry is constantly evolving, particularly with the implications of the Living Longer, Living Better reform package and workforce development initiatives. This workshop will highlight current and future workforce requirements including strategies to adapt these requirements into training and education. It will provide insight on workforce development and how to broker partnerships between industry, RTOs and Universities.
Why attend this workshop?
What you will take away
As brokers for the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) and the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program, the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) can assist you in making applications for funding to support workforce development and training for your aged care service.
These applications involve pinpointing workforce development needs and demonstrating the ability to provide evidence of workforce planning. As a result, the CS&HISC has developed a workshop and associated resources to explain the concept of workforce development and to help you with your funding applications.
Why attend this workshop?
What you will take away by attending?
As the WELL Broker and as a Coordinator in the Workforce Development Team, Isabel strengthens workforce capacity by building partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including employers, Registered Training Organisations, peak industry bodies and government agencies, to deliver government programs and industry initiatives.
Isabel has more than 25 years of experience as an educator and 12 years of project management. She has a sound knowledge of the national Vocational Education and Training system and the promotion if English Language, Literacy and Numeracy learning and development experience working in the Community Services and Health sectors.
Sue-Ellen Evans has worked in Adult Literacy since 1982 as an Adult Literacy Officer and a Literacy Numeracy Teacher. Sue-Ellen has coordinated and worked on WELL programs across a range of industries. Sue-Ellen ran consultations for CSHISC regarding the Foundation Skills Training Package in 2011 and worked as a WELL broker for Aged Care. In this role Sue-Ellen has witnessed first-hand the need to encourage more people to become involved in LLN in the community and the workplace.
Currently Sue-Ellen is involved in facilitating the Foundation Skills network for the Industry Skills Councils, Australian Core Skills Mapping in Training Packages and in developing strategies to assist stakeholders in implementation of the Foundation Skills Training Package
Jenny Ferber joined CSHISC in 2011. In her role as Manager Workforce Development she has brokered funding under the National Workforce Development Fund and WELL and is establishing a Workforce Innovation Network (WIN) in Aged Care. She is committed to developing people and organisations and understands the role of the national vocational education and training system in building skills and improving performance in the workplace. Jenny was Head of Learning and Development for the ABC for 10 years and prior to that was Director Access Educational Services for TAFE NSW. Jenny has also worked on international development programs and on strategies to build employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.