HealthX Group acquires RTO to support aged care workforce supply crisis: Shortfall of 200,000 full-time care workers predicted in Australia by 2050.

BRISBANE 1 MAY 2023: Australian health care employer HealthX Group Pty Ltd has acquired AMC Training & Consulting Pty Ltd (AMC), a registered training organisation (RTO) of 20 years, based in Victoria Point, Brisbane. HealthX Chief Executive Officer Simon Small said;

“The availability of fully qualified carers under the Pacific Australian Labour Mobility scheme is rapidly depleting. The addition of a training organisation makes it possible for us to address this issue with an element of control, underpinning our supply chain strategy through continuity of qualified aged care candidates, and in turn, reinforcing the value proposition to our client partners".

With the number of available qualified carers at an alarming low, and a shortfall of 200,000 full-time care workers predicted in Australia by 2050, high quality training solutions are of critical importance to help fill the gap. The ownership of a RTO makes it possible for HealthX to maintain better control over supply, training standards, processes and timelines.

When asked about the integration of AMC into HealthX, Mr. Small said, “We share the same ethos, AMC course materials are top class, and Director Anne Cockrenn has developed a strong culture and a unique team-centric approach to delivering training that makes classes highly engaging. All AMC trainers have come across to HealthX and are passionate about the importance of delivering quality training to maintain the best standards of care for Australian seniors.  We have a big year ahead, with a number of student cohorts coming from the Pacific under the PALM scheme, to be trained in Certificate III Individual Support and placed with our aged care client partners, in addition to a healthy pipeline of domestic students. We couldn’t have hoped for a more focussed team and we’re really excited to have them on board.” 

AMC Founder and Director Anne Cockrenn echoes Mr Small’s sentiments. “AMC Training was built on values of the heart, and this we share with HealthX. We are aligned in many areas, including the focus on supporting remote and rural communities and also making it possible for international qualified nurses and carers to work in Australia.  I have always had an ambition to do this, with HealthX’s  expertise and reputation in migration and visa sponsorship, I’m delighted that we will now serve this market”.

The first cohort of HealthX PALM aged care students will be welcomed at the RTO on 11 May 2023.  These trainees have all been guaranteed placements in Australia.

About HealthX

  • Health X is Australia’s leading health care employer,  providing long and short term sustainable workforce solutions for healthcare organisations. The business sponsors and employs highly skilled health care professionals who live and work across Australia.
  • Founded in 2008 to solve nursing shortages across regional and remote Australia, where there is limited capacity to recruit locally, the HealthX business model is centred around attracting and employing highly skilled nurses from overseas, to build long term nursing capacity within these regions.

Since 2008, HealthX has sponsored over 1,000 nurses and carers from 23 countries to fill workforce gaps for over 250 organisations is Australia.

Today, HealthX has over 50 full time staff and a growing clinical workforce of registered nurses and qualified carers, supporting hospitals and aged care facilities across the country. The service centric culture and specialties in recruitment and sponsorship of international nurses, in-house migration dedicated employee welfare, has earned the business industry awards.

In 2020, responding to the aged care worker supply shortage, HealthX became an approved employer of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM) for Aged Care. PALM is an Australian Government backed initiative that helps fill labour gaps in rural and regional locations by offering employers access to a pool of reliable, productive workers from the Pacific Islands for a period of four years. Under the scheme, HealthX has employed over 300 aged care workers in facilities across the country and launched two pilot programs with industry partners, whereby aged care workers complete their Certificate III in Individual Support whilst working in Australia. The ownership of the RTO is integral in HealthX’s strategy to meet the demand for qualified carers within partnering aged care facilities.

About AMC.

AMC was founded in 2005 by registered nurse Anne Cockrenn and has become one of the most trusted and respected training institutions in the nursing and aged care sectors in Queensland.  Anne has co-authored first class course materials and built a team of highly qualified and passionate trainers specialising in Certificate III Individual Support (CHC33015) and skill sets in Medication, Disability and Ageing. AMC’s RTO license was reaccredited by ASQA in September 2021 and is registered until December 2028.

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