Connection through Home Care
Enabling Australians who need assistance to stay connected to their community.
In this program you will be supported to assist older Australians to stay connected to their communities.
Home Care work is flexible, meaningful and rewarding.
Home care tasks range from gardening, social outings, domestic cleaning, meal preparation through to personal care, and the hours work with your schedule.
The WA Home Care Workforce Support Program is funded by the Federal Government, so is free to participate.
North Metropolitan TAFE is proud to lead the Home Care Workforce Support Program in Western Australia, along with consortium partners South Metropolitan TAFE, Amana Living Inc and Programmed Skilled Workforce.
Our goal is to grow and upskill 1,400 skilled home care workers by March 2024, including an increase in diversity of gender, culture, language, age and regionally located staff.
The program will prepare candidates for employment and provide:
- First Aid training
- Matching to available home care job vacancies
- Support after employment
Benefits for providers
The program will support you to attract, train and retain Home Care Workers and provide:
- Screening and Connection to candidates
- Conducting Home Care Preparation for Work training
- Mentoring and supporting candidates
- Assistance with work placements and Supervisor Training
- Assistance to upskill existing workforce to improve retention
- Targeted support to providers in promoting consumer access in rural areas
We’re looking forward to working with our consortia partners to help develop a sustainable home care market in WA that meets the needs of our community while providing an attractive and rewarding opportunity for Western Australians to give back and support our seniors to stay connected to their community.