National Skills Trial
Developing a pathway for young people into aged care and disability support
Through the National Youth Employment Body (NYEB) and the Transition to Work National Community of Practice, BSL and partners supported communities to design and implement a skills pathway for young people to enter the aged care and disability workforce.
The trial used the Entry into Care Roles Skill Set, which was developed by the Human Service Skills Organisation in consultation with industry to rapidly upskill a ‘surge’ workforce for the aged care and disability support sector during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The trial took place in six regions across Australia.
The initial phase of the BSL’s National Youth Employment Body was funded by the Australian Government. The BSL, as the enabling organisation, secured funding through the Paul Ramsay Foundation for a second phase of scale-up of the NYEB, which began in 2021 and includes four additional sites.
This study examined how the National Skills Trial model worked for young people and employers in the care sector.