Residential Aged Care Facilities Workforce Project

Residential Aged Care Facilities Workforce Project – Phase 1

The Brisbane South PHN Residential Aged Care
Facility Skills Survey is now open

This short survey (5-10 minutes) is open to Residential Aged Care Facility staff providing direct care, including nurses and personal care workers, and managers and leaders.

Results from this survey will be used in a report the Workforce Council will provide to the Brisbane South PHN Education team, including recommendations for priority development areas for the workforce over the next 2 years. This is your chance to provide us with feedback to support those recommendations.

The survey will close on Monday 3 April 2017.

Please click on the button below to complete the survey.



The Workforce Council has partnered with the Brisbane South PHN (BSPHN) to determine the particular workforce issues of the residential aged care facilities in the Brisbane South region. This is the first stage of a two year workforce development project that will provide valuable intelligence to help inform BSPHN’s focus for future development activities and funding.

Aged care and workforce development are two of the key priority areas that the PHNs were established to address at a local level. As identified in the Whole of Region Needs Assessment (WORNA), Aged Care Summit 2016 Report and the Aged Care Workforce Development Program Plan, building the aged care workforce capability in the BSPHN region is predicted to:

  • reduce rates of unnecessary hospital transfers;
  • improve continuity of care and communication amongst healthcare providers/services; and
  • lead to better patient health outcomes.

Over the coming months, the Workforce Council will be collecting data and feedback about the residential aged care workforce in the Brisbane South region, including information on workforce culture, policies and practices, via methods such as surveys, forums and interviews.