A national campaign to encourage Indigenous Australians to start a career in the care and support sector has been announced. A Life Changing Life highlights the job and career opportunities available in the sector across the country.
It includes disability, aged care and veterans’ support which is one of the fastest growing in Australia.
Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt said it was important to highlight the breadth of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the sector.
“Caring for mob is a part of our culture, it’s who we are. It makes sense we support Indigenous Australians to consider a future in the sector, so they can deliver culturally appropriate services our vulnerable people need,” he said. “In many cases, these are jobs you can do without leaving your community and can learn on the job, to start a life-changing career.”
NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds said the campaign shines a light on the rewarding, varied and sustainable job opportunities in the sector, with many jobs available across communities.
“To accommodate for the maturity of the NDIS, along with Australia’s ageing population, the care and support workforce will grow by around 140,000 workers with thousands of jobs available in regional and remote areas,” she said.