PASA will raise the curtain on it’s Aged Care Procurement Conference in Sydney this Wednesday 8 June 2022.
More than 300 guests are registered to attend, with tickets to the two-day event still available.
The event comes as the microscope continues to home in on the sector in the aftermath of the Royal Commission into aged care.
And last week new aged care minister Anika Wells outlined the Government’s priorities and plans for the sector. It includes facilitating the migration of overseas aged care workers to plug the gap for skills shortages.
Ms Wells told the Sydney Morning Herald now that international borders are open, she will work with the minister for immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs to develop policies to address the projected increased demand for labour and persistent staff shortages in the sector.
SBS last week reported the Health Services Union (HSU), claims entry-level care workers are paid about $21 an hour, and is pushing for the Fair Work Commission to increase wages by 25 per cent above the award.
Staffing topic to be covered at conference
One of the drawcards on day one of PASA’s Aged Care Conference will be the presentation by Brooke Lord, Head of Advocacy and Policy, for the Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association (RCSA). This will cover the topic of interest for most in the sector: Contingent labour.
The RCSA is the peak industry body for the recruitment and staffing sector in Australia and New Zealand. It represents over 2000 corporate and individual members which include a large number of specialist aged care recruitment and staffing agencies.
Bupa joins the conference line-up
Joining the line-up for the two-day event at the Royal Randwick Race Course are guest speakers from Bupa, Tania Killeen-Noy and Murray Peters, who spent a minute with PASA to explain why they are excited to join our line-up. Click below to hear more on PASA’s LinkedIn account.
They will present on: “The link between planet health and the health of the people – Bupa’s One Health Approach.
Other speakers over the two days include: Council on the Ageing, KPMG Australia, UnitingCare Australia, RSL Lifecare limited and more.