Young leaders are the future of aged careĀ 

A sustainable and bright future for aged care needs young leaders. This month marks three years of The Young Leaders Network and ACSA’s Workforce and Industry Development are celebrating their valuable work and input.

07 Aug 2019

Who are the Young Leaders Network?

Members of the Young Leaders passionate people who have been recognised for their commitment to the sector, and who meet to share knowledge, skills and ideas and promote Aged Services as a career path of choice for young people.

The group focuses on identifying how to change perceptions of what it’s like to work in aged services. They are actively promoting aged services as a career opportunity to other young people in their networks and are involved in various broader workforce initiatives.

Some of their achievements over the three years include:

  • Participating in Career Discovery Days, which a school-based initiative that sees them working with students and talking about the different career pathway opportunities and the various job roles that are available in the sector.

  • Creating the Generational Awareness Week, which is an event that highlights age diversity in the workplace.  2020 will see for the first time ever, 5 generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation 2020) all working side by side in the workplace.  

And with 45% of the workforce made up of millennials by 2020, The Young Leaders Network has a critical role in identifying what aged care service organisations need to do to attract, recruit, develop and retain younger people in their workforce.

We’d like to acknowledge their great work and celebrate their contribution to our sector! 


Interested in establishing your own Young Leaders Network?

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