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  • Consultation - Quality Indicators for in-home aged care - Closes 9 July 2024

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is expanding the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program into in-home aged care.

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (Department) is undertaking an open public consultation on the establishment of a National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) for in-home aged care services.

    The QI Program aims to help people find information about the quality of aged care services, assist providers in measuring and improving...

  • Consultation: Improving aged care for First Nations people - Closes 21 June

    The Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner is conducting consultation - Improving aged care for First Nations people - Closes 21 June

    The Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner, Andrea Kelly, wants to hear from older First Nations people, families, communities and stakeholders. The Interim Commissioner wants to understand First Nations people’s views on:

    • changes needed for culturally safe, trauma aware and healing informed access to aged care for First Nations people, carers,...
  • CHSP Growth Funding Grants - Close 31 May 2024

    The Department of Health and Aged Care has released two Commonwealth Home Support programme (CHSP) growth funding grants on GrantConnect. Applications close 31 May 2024

    Existing CHSP Providers are encouraged to consider applying for Growth Funding for 2024 - 25 - GO6887. Note that providers who are not CHSP Providers can apply for both grants.

    The GO6887 Growth Funding may be able to assist you in better meeting demand or growing your services.

    GO ID: GO6887
    GO Title: Commonwealth Home...

  • Aged Care SNACK Podcasts - Season 2 now available

    SNACK Podcasts – Some New Aged Care Knowledge

    As part of our work with building the capacity of the personal care workforce, COTA Queensland has created a podcast series called SNACK – Some New Aged Care Knowledge. Season 2 has recently been released.

  • Consultation - New Aged Care Act - Closes 8 March 2024

    New Aged Care Act

    The Australian Government is developing a new Aged Care Act to strengthen Australia's aged care system. The new Act aims to ensure that people who access aged care services funded by the Australian Government are treated with respect and have the quality of life they deserve. Anyone with an interest in aged care can provide their feedback and help shape the Bill before it is introduced to Parliament in 2024. The exposure draft includes the parts of the Bill that incorporate...

  • New video series: introduction to Aged Care - a resource to attract workers and assist with staff induction

    New video series: introduction to Aged Care

    The Department of Health and Aged Care has released a new Introduction to Aged Care video series. The videos are designed to help attract workers to the sector and support staff induction.

    Each video includes a facilitation guide and topics include:

    • getting a job in aged care
    • infection control
    • scope of practice.

    The videos feature First Nations staff working in aged care with their local communities and can be used for any culturally and...

  • Recent aged care updates from the Government (May 2023)

    In May, the Australian Government released the Budget, and the Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHA) held a Reforming in-home aged care update webinar and a New Model for Regulating Aged Care webinar.

    • Click here for access to the webinar (the webinar recording will likely be added 25 May 2023).
    • Click here to access the presentation slides for the New Model for Regulating Aged Care webinar (9 May 2023)

    Here's some key points from the recent releases for CHSP and HCP Providers (as we...

  • A new model for regulating aged care - Consultation Paper 2 - Closes 23 June

    The Department of Health and Ageing has released Consultation Paper 2 - A new model for regulating aged care. This second consultation paper outlines the details of the proposed approach to regulating aged care.

    Viewing this Paper is important for a few reasons:

    • You have the opportunity to provide feedback on the government's approach and model before it gets finalised - consultation closes 23 June 2023.
    • It will help to inform you of what is proposed, so you can start working towards it...
  • Equip Aged Care Learning Packages - free and accessible online

    The Equip Aged Care Learning Packages are now available for anyone interested in the aged care sector, including personal care workers, nurses, allied health professionals, volunteers and families.

    Entry-level modules for those new to the sector and refresher-level content for those familiar with aged care will cover a range of aged care-related topics.

    Benefits of Equip Learning

    • FREE – all modules are completely free
    • Learn when it suits you. Modules can be accessed at any time
    • Each module...
  • Increasing workforce initiatives

    COTA Queensland encourages CHSP Providers to attend the Community of Practice on April 20 as it will provide information on increasing the aged care workforce. Register here.

    Workforce initiatives that may be of interest (note, this is not an exhaustive list):

    • Home Care Workforce Support Program: Skills Hub and Home Care Workforce Sector Hub - Opportunities for networking, capacity building and resources for CHSP and HCP Providers, Find 13,000 home care workers across Australia - HCP.
    • ...
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