Youth Engagement Programs


Career Discovery Days

ACSA is working with the Aged Care Services Sector running workshops for young people (years 10 to 12 students) to talk about the different career choices and pathway opportunities that are available within the Sector. 

The Career Discovery Days give them the opportunity to:

  • find out about and ask questions about the Aged Services Sector
  • meet with staff and young people who work within the Sector to discuss the wide-ranging job roles within the industry
  • go on a site tour and experience first-hand a variety of roles
  • participate in activities with residents and discuss Career Pathways


School-based Traineeship program

Be proactive in planning for your future workforce needs by being part of the Aged Services Sector School-based Traineeship Pathways Program.

  • A school-based traineeship is a paid employment-based training program for full-time school students who are attending years 10, 11 or 12.  Students continue with their schooling, attend paid work within an Aged Service Organisation and undertake training with a registered training organisation (RTO) in a qualification that best meets the needs of your workforce.
  • A school-based traineeship is a supported pathway to encourage young people into the Aged Services Sector. Employing a school-based trainee gives aged service organisations the opportunity to develop a young skilled workforce that meets their current and future skills needs.

Young Leaders in Aged Services Network

A network, led by young people, that shares knowledge, skills and ideas and promotes Aged Services as a career pathway of choice for young people.

The Young Leaders Network:

  • share their experiences
  • discuss current and future workforce initiatives
  • participate in activities/initiatives to inspire other young people to work in our sector
  • embrace the opportunity to promote the Aged Services Sector as a career pathway choice