Images of jobs and the economy are overwhelmed by pictures of hard hats, half built bridges and tunnels, and even freshly built submarines and naval vessels. Our imaginations are full of jobs “for the boys”. Yet the fastest growing part of the economy is the care economy that is dominated by women: jobs in health care and social assistance are now the largest industry segment, by a long way. And they are tipped to grow just as rapidly in the years ahead. These jobs don’t just include work in hospitals and health care centres. They also involve work in disability, aged care, child care, family services, mental health services, and so on. Critically, they also involve the social housing sector.
This training session on the care economy is vital for managers and directors, and aspiring leaders, who will discover how to think strategically about their organisation…including recruitment and retention.
The session will be led by David Hayward, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and the Social Economy at RMIT University.
Wed 1 April 2020
9.30 AM – 11 AM
CHIA Vic, 1/128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne