Projects supporting SA’s aged care sector

Nine Skilling South Australia projects are supporting the state’s aged care sector, training more than 300 participants across in the delivery of quality care.

Projects include:


  • A pilot project with Life Care enabling 54 existing employees to upskill through a Certificate IV in Ageing Support designed to bolster the knowledge and confidence of team leaders.

  • Help for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre to support 20 new entrants into aged care paid traineeships, undertaking a Certificate III in Individual Support.

  • The development of an apprenticeship-ready course through the Open Colleges School of Health. 70 course graduates will be supported into paid traineeships with an aged care provider.

  • A pilot program with Resthaven to offer the Certificate III in Individual Support to 30 home support workers.

  • Prepare to Care, a pre-apprenticeship program to support the health and community services sector, providing industry specific exposure and pre-traineeship training and skills to support the recruitment and preparation of participants for personal care assistant traineeships with Auctus Consulting Pty Ltd.

  • Barunga Village traineeships supporting seven new workers to train and work as personal care workers in the Yorke and Mid North region.

  • A project to recruit, train and retain 52 personal care assistants with Career Partners Plus.

  • A Western Adelaide Health, Ageing Well and Disability Sector Development project that will engage with employers to define the individual requirements, with up to 170 participants.

  • A structured 6-week pre-apprenticeship program for 21 participants, to help build relevant skills and confidence to gain suitable employment within the aged care and disability care sectors with the Trustee for Mickamob Trust.