John Pollaers
John Pollaers Jun 28, 2018

An Agenda for Change in the Aged Care Industry

HelloCare Exclusive - This is the final article in a series of 4. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce will deliver its findings in a report to the Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, this week. The strategy includes pragmatic actions to better support the workforce in their essential role of caring for older Australians. In my first article for HelloCare readers, I explained the Taskforce’s community consultations, strategies to address...
John Pollaers

John Pollaers

Chair Of The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce

Professor John Pollaers is Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce and the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. John has a proven track record in leading major Australian and international companies including Pacific Brands and Foster’s Group, and in his current roles is working across Government to bring about major reforms to aged care and vocational education and training. This is realisation of his vision of building a strong future for Australia by creating opportunities for people and businesses to flourish and succeed. He is a passionate advocate for education and training, the care of senior Australians and including more people with disability in work and training. John is also Chair of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, a member of Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce, and an advisory board member at Melbourne University’s Centre for Workplace Leadership. He runs his own business and sits on an international board. John was a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the National Preventative Health Agency. He was previously the Director of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the founding Chairman of the healthy drinking initiative Drinkwise. He has an MBA from INSEAD and Macquarie University, BEng (Hons) and BSc from University of New South Wales, and is a fellow of the University of Melbourne School of Business and Economics.

John Pollaers
John Pollaers Jun 19, 2018

How do we promote access to the right care at the right time?

HelloCare Exclusive - part 3 in a series of 4. Read Part 1 and Part 2. The Aged Care Workforce Strategy, due to be delivered to the Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, at the end of this month, lays out pragmatic actions to grow and sustain the aged care workforce. The strategy will be wide-ranging and an opportunity for the industry – working with government and the wider community – to implement lasting change so we can...
John Pollaers
John Pollaers Jun 5, 2018

Jobs pathways and careers in a rapidly growing industry

HelloCare Exclusive – part 2 in a series of 4. Click here to read part 1. The Australian Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce was established last year to better support those who perform the important work of caring for our elderly. Aged care is one of the fastest growing job markets – the Productivity Commission estimates Australia will need almost one million aged care staff by 2050. Making aged care a pathway to a fulfilling, valued career is just one of...
John Pollaers
John Pollaers May 17, 2018

Because how we care for our ageing is a reflection of who we are as a nation

HelloCare Exclusive - Part 1 in series of 4 There are many people, in every community, all over Australia, who need support because of ill health and frailty. Some are in hospital, or living alone, others are elderly and living at home, or living with the support of carers. There are informal carers, who are often old themselves, who care for loved ones. The Australian Aged Care Workforce Taskforce has these people at the front of their thinking. The Taskforce...
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