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Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum

Speciality Classification
Management and Administration
Start Date
Sydney NSW 2000
End Date
Face to face
Allianz Stadium, Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, ( Meeting Room: Hirers Dining (East of Stadium, closest to Gate 5))
Time / Duration
2 days

Improving Workforce Attraction, Retention, Wellbeing, Safety, and Fulfillment

You will not have missed the Federal Government’s recent commitment to a significant wage increase for aged care workers. This is a major and long overdue step towards addressing current workforce shortages.  

But there is much more to the so-called “Great Resignation”, and its potential antidote, than just pay. To this degree, providers and their partners have significant power to influence the future aged care workforce.  

On-the-job training opportunities, workforce culture, CALD staff onboarding, recruitment strategy, EVPs, and digital technology adoption are just some of the areas the providers can influence to create a more attractive and nurturing work environment across residential, home, and community care.  

The Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum is an event that presents the most exciting workforce innovations being led by providers on the coalface of aged care, as well as the latest updates from government, academia, and the aged care vendor market. If you are in aged care and are passionate about reducing staff pressures, strengthening workforce culture, attracting highly capable and skilled talent, and providing the highest quality care to clients, then you cannot miss this Forum.  


Reasons to Attend

  • Discover how ACWIC’s Workforce Planning Tool can help small and medium providers with workforce planning by capturing rich data insights, translating data into engaging videos, and modelling future workforce scenarios
  • Take a leaf out of Warrigal’s recruitment book by preparing a talent attraction strategy that directly competes with employers outside of the health sector and increase your chances of landing a future aged care leader
  • Learn from providers that have utilised the newly introduced PALM scheme if the labour mobility policy can help your organisation fill rural and regional workforce gaps through the recruitment of aged care staff from 9 Pacific islands and Timor-Leste
  • Learn how you can offer the best training and development opportunities to attract and retain motivated and passionate staff
  • Build an EVP that keeps local aged care talent in regional and rural communities 
  • Integrate digital technology into your workforce plan to maximise efficiencies
  • Adopt practical and evidence-based workforce reforms that have succeeded internationally
  • Stay up to date on how the sector is responding to the Royal Commission recommendations
  • Strengthen your COVID-19 workforce strategy by building resilience against unplanned leave, improving staff safety, and providing access to bonuses
  • Assess whether the Palm Scheme will work help your organisation fill labour gaps in rural and regional Australia

Instructors / Speakers
Sarah McLelland,
Interim CEO

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

Eliza Strapp,
First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division

Department Of Health And Aged Care

Merlin Kong,
Director, Centre for Workforce Development & Innovation


Penie Batman,
Executive Leader - People and Culture


Jo Christie,
Chief People, Culture, and Brand


Megan Galbally,
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Blue Cross

Catherine McMahon,
Chief People Officer

Catholic Healthcare

Turin Prasantha,
Executive Manager Development People and Culture

Goodwin Aged Care Services

Craig Gear OAM,

Older Persons Advocacy Network

Graeme Sloane,

Adina Care

Rosy Walia,

Multicultural Care

Faye Spiteri OAM,

Fronditha Care

Jane Nolan,
Head of Residential Operations South


Laura Camish,
Policy and Implementation Lead, Regional General Manager North West


Amanda Kidd,
Chief Operating Officer

LDK Healthcare Limited

Jenny Zirkler,
Former Executive Care Manager

Nambucca Valley Care

Maree Bernoth,
Associate Professor at the School of Nursing

Charles Sturt University

Jen Bichel-Findlay,
Nursing, Midwifery Digital Health Network

Australian Institute Of Digital Health

Mary Quinlan,

Aged Care Workforce Remote Accord

Wendy Hubbard,
General Manager

Australian Regional And Remote Community Services

Sharon Blackburn CBE,
Executive Director


David Sykes,
Director, Centre for Dementia Learning

Dementia Australia

Sue Gordon,
Director of Research

The Aged Care Centre For Growth And Translational Research, Flinders University

Berni Zipf,
Clinical Systems Specialist

Fresh Hope Communities

Craig Gillies,
Senior Consulting Psychologist


James Price,

Mirus Australia

Loryn Feeney,
CEO, Aged Care Workforce

Powerhouse Hub

Dr. Upamali Amarakoon,
Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

CQ University

Sean Mack,
PhD Candidate

Charles Sturt University

Tamar Krebs,
Founder and Executive Director

Group Homes Australia

Tom Aune,
Founder and Director


Peter Antal,
Regional Manager, People and Culture

Australian Regional And Remote Community Services

Richard Hazeltine,
Sales Director, APAC


James Saxton,
Director of Enterprise Solutions, Customer Support and Success


Ella Helle,
Education, Development and Capability Manager

Goodwin Aged Care Services

Clayton Pyne,


Alwyn Blayse,
CEO and Principal Physiotherapist

Allied Aged Care

Zoe Milne,
CEO & Co-Founder

LoopSafe Technology

Jacob Short,
APAC Regional Sales Director


Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
2 days
Start Date
End Date
Sydney NSW 2000
Allianz Stadium, Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, ( Meeting Room: Hirers Dining (East of Stadium, closest to Gate 5))
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