About this website
This website supports the Australian Government’s Care and Support Workforce campaign, A Life Changing Life. The Department of Social Services is the agency responsible for delivering the campaign, in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the employment opportunities in the care and support sector, and encourage consideration and take-up among potential workers.
This website includes information about working in the care and support sector, resources and tools for employers and job seekers, and links to job search services such as jobactive and SEEK.
You can explore stories from care and support workers, and the people they support, and learn how their lives have positively changed.
Meet our Campaign heroes
Emily and Tai
Tai is a disability support worker for Emily. He is also an artist and a model. Tai and Emily clicked straight away, and bounce off each other’s energetic personalities. For Tai and Emily, there is never a dull moment. They have travelled to the city together, visited museums, and explored national parks. In their downtime, they play card games, paint and draw together.
Elizabeth and Mandy
Mandy is an aged care worker who provides in-home care for Elizabeth, although, if you asked Mandy, she would say it feels more like she’s visiting a friend. Mandy changed sectors, because she wanted a job where she could be of service to someone else. Elizabeth is very social and active, and Mandy helps her maintain this by helping around the house and garden, and keeping Elizabeth company. They enjoy gardening together and having a cup of coffee while talking about their lives.
Cliff and Damian
Cliff is an allied health worker, who specialises in Osteopathy. He runs his own practice, where their goal is to empower people to do what they enjoy doing. Cliff supported Damian’s recovery from an injury sustained from his service, and Cliff says he particularly enjoys working with veterans. Cliff and Damian have developed a friendship beyond the clinic and they enjoy playing golf together and talking about footy.