National Care and Support Sector Conference
April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
Pan Pacific Perth, Golden Ballroom 207 Adelaide Terrace Perth, WA 6000
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About the event:
This Conference is part of Communities of Practice Transformation Series.
Join us for the inaugural National Care and Support Sector Conference, a pivotal event dedicated to advancing and reshaping the future of Australia’s Care and Support Sector. This policy-led national conversation will bring together key stakeholders, experts, and thought leaders from across the nation to address the pressing challenges and opportunities facing the care and support economy.
The Care and Support Sector, encompassing Aged care, Disability support, Veterans’ care, and Early childhood education and care (ECEC), is currently one of the fastest-growing segments of the Australian economy. The demand for these essential services is projected to surge dramatically over the coming years, with Australian Government spending set to rise significantly.
This conference is designed to tackle the imminent challenges facing each of these sectors, particularly the critical issues of workforce shortages and other impediments that threaten access to vital services. By fostering a proactive approach to care and support, we aim to enhance the quality of life for all Australians and promote broad social benefits while driving economic prosperity.
Key Themes and Topics covered:
1. Pursuing Quality Care and Support
Theme 1: Accessible Care for All
- Ensuring equitable access to essential care and support services for all individuals in need.
- Strategies to overcome barriers and ensure inclusivity in service provision.
Theme 2: Empowering the Workforce
- Equipping the care and support workforce with the necessary skills, training, and resources to deliver exceptional care.
- Bridging the gap between workforce capabilities and the evolving demands of the sector.
Theme 3: Safety and Inclusivity
- Creating culturally and psychologically safe environments within the care and support sector.
- Strategies to provide safe, accessible, and high-quality services to all individuals, regardless of their background.
2. Fostering Decent Jobs in the Care and Support Sector
Theme 4: Valuing the Workforce
- Ensuring that pay and employment conditions for care and support workers reflect the true value of their contributions.
- Strategies for improving job quality and worker satisfaction in the sector.
Theme 5: Professionalisation and Career Progression
- Establishing pathways for skill development and career advancement within the care and support sector.
- Elevating the status and professionalism of roles within the industry.
3. Driving Productivity and Sustainability in the Care and Support Economy
Theme 6: Effective Government Investment
- Ensuring that government investments in the care and support economy are sustainable and effective.
- Exploring options for fair and reasonable consumer contributions where appropriate.
Theme 7: Streamlined Regulation and Quality Assurance
- Simplifying regulations while enhancing efficiency to maintain quality and safety standards.
- Strategies for creating a more agile and responsive regulatory environment.
Theme 8: Sustainable Funding Models and Innovation
- Developing funding models that support market sustainability, job quality, and consumer choice in the care and support sector.
- Encouraging the sharing, adoption, and adaptation of innovative practices across the sector.
Theme 9 : Leveraging Data and Digital Advancements
- Exploring the potential of data and digital technologies to enhance the quality of care and support.
- Strategies to drive productivity growth through technological innovation.
Why you should attend?
This conference presents a unique opportunity for professionals, policymakers, advocates, and community members to come together and shape the future of care and support in Australia. By participating, you’ll gain valuable insights, network with industry leaders, and contribute to a strategic vision that will benefit the entire nation.
The Care and Support Sector is at a critical juncture. Be a part of the solution and help unlock the sector’s potential to provide high-quality care, foster economic growth, and enhance the lives of all Australians.
Who should attend?
The National Care and Support Sector Conference is a vital gathering that welcomes a diverse range of attendees who share a common commitment to shaping the future of Australia’s care and support economy. We encourage the following individuals and groups to participate in this transformative event:
1. Care and Support Professionals:
- Aged care providers and workers
- Disability support organizations and professionals
- Veterans’ care service providers
- Early childhood education and care (ECEC) experts
- Healthcare practitioners and caregivers
2. Policymakers and Government Representatives:
- Federal, state, and local government officials involved in health and social services
- Policy analysts and advisors shaping the care and support landscape
3. Advocates and Activists:
- Advocates for improved care and support services
- Human rights advocates and organizations
- Community leaders and grassroots activists
4. Industry Leaders and Innovators:
- Entrepreneurs and innovators in healthcare and social services
- Executives and decision-makers from care and support organisations
5. Academics and Researchers:
- Scholars and researchers in healthcare, social services, and related fields
- Thought leaders and experts in care and support economics
6. Workforce Development Professionals:
- Workforce development experts and trainers
- Career development and education professionals
7. Technological Innovators:
- Technologists and developers focused on digital solutions for the care and support sector
- Data scientists and technology providers specializing in healthcare
8. Students and Aspiring Professionals:
- Students pursuing careers in healthcare, social services, and related fields
- Young professionals seeking to make a meaningful impact in the sector