Aged Services Young Leader of the Year

ACSA’s Workforce and Industry Development recognise the role of young leaders in the future of the Aged Services sector.

11 Sep 2019

The Aged services Young Leaders Award acknowledges the valuable work of our Young Leaders Network and their input to the sector.


Congratulations to The Aged Services Young Leader for 2019 – Melissa (Mel) Williams, from Care Forward in Riverside Tasmania.

Mel has embraced the opportunity to have an active role in inspiring young people to work in our Sector.   She has been active in promoting aged services as a career opportunity to other young people and is involved in various broader workforce initiatives. Mel has continually demonstrated a strong commitment to this initiative with her valuable contributions.

Mel’s Team Leader fully supported Mel’s application for the award and says “Mel embodies all that the group aspires to in terms of sharing knowledge, skills and ideas and promoting the sector as a career pathway to young people.  Mel also demonstrates valuable leadership skills and communicates ideas and suggestions for new initiatives as well as continuous improvement for our organisation.”

As the winner of the award, Mel will now be able to choose from either attending the ACSA Summit in Melbourne or Enrolment in the 2020 Aged services Emerging Leaders Program and work towards a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Congratulations Mel!

If you’re interested in establishing a Young Leaders Network in your region, please contact Lee Veitch - Workforce & Industry Development Manager – by telephone on (03) 6105 0246 or 0409 415 923 or via email at