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ACWIC is calling for feedback to further improve the Workforce Planning Tool to create sustainable workforce plans for aged care providers.

The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (ACWIC) is encouraging aged care providers, workers, and other interested parties to provide feedback to help improve an online tool that has been specifically designed for aged care.

The Workforce Planning Tool, which was released in June 2022, has already been accessed by thousands of users. It is freely available on the ACWIC website and provides a baseline understanding of workforce needs to help create effective staffing models for holistic, human-centred and quality care.

Interim CEO of ACWIC, Sarah McLelland, is calling on everyone involved in aged care workforce planning to provide feedback through an online survey, which is open until May 5, 2023. The survey offers the aged care sector an opportunity to provide feedback about the tool to inform its further development.

“We’re keen to make the tool as valuable as it can be for aged care providers and that’s why we’re seeking further input as we work to improve the features and functionality of the tool, to support aged care providers to build a sustainable workforce,” McLelland said.

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The survey is open to everyone involved in aged care workforce planning, whether they are users of the tool or simply have an interest in the topic. McLelland invites all interested parties to respond and provide feedback.

“Workforce planning is critical to ensure that older people continue to receive a high standard of care, and that the wellbeing of aged care workers remains a priority,” she said.

To access the Workforce Planning Tool, please visit workforce-planning-tool.acwic.com.au. To complete the survey head to https://wvchpjvah6x.typeform.com/acwicwfpt.

By providing feedback, you can help shape the future of aged care in Australia and ensure that quality care is available to all those who need it.

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