Aged Care Education and Training Incentive program

Eligible aged care workers can receive payments to help them undertake accredited education and training programs.

The Aged Care Education and Training Incentive program provides payments to eligible aged care workers who undertake accredited education and training. It encourages aged care workers to further their studies to enhance their career as a personal care worker, registered nurse, or enrolled nurse.

The program builds on existing workplace training programs that support people working in the aged care sector.

To be eligible for an incentive payment, aged care workers must have started training between 1 January 2014 and 31 March 2016. Incentive payments are made in 2 parts:

  • a commencement payment, and
  • a completion payment


To apply for an  incentive payment, aged care workers need to complete the following application forms available from the Department of Social Services:

For more information about the program go to the Department of Health website.

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Page last updated: 13 July 2016

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