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Working group to oversee aged care workforce skills

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The federal government has responded to one of the key recommendations of the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce with the establishment of a committee which will oversee qualifications and standards for workers.

The Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will start work immediately to review and develop national competency standards, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt and skills and vocational education minister Michaelia Cash announced in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Ms Cash said the committee would ensure aged care staff not only had the right skills but were able to have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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