Modelling Best Practices in Aged Care Training

Venue: Citigate Central

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jun 19, 2012
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Improving aged care training

In June 2011 the Productivity Commission released a report on Aged Care Reform and put forward a set of recommendations for the government on how aged care should be improved.They have recognised that providing quality aged care is dependent on a strong, competent and well-trained workforce.The sector has recognised that it is a shared responsibility between RTOs and the industry to work together to improve aged care training.

One of the commission’s recommendations includes reviewing aged care vocational education courses and promoting skills development through expanding accredited courses for all aged care workers. The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, has said that one of the first items on his agenda would be to improve aged care training.

In addition, the new VET regulator ASQA is taking more robust measures to ensure quality and standards in aged care training.

This conference will address:
-The impact of the wider reform agenda on aged care training
-How RTOs and industry can work together to define quality in aged care training and improve the skill sets of aged care workers
-The role of simulation based learning in aged care
-Methods for maintaining quality delivery and current content


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