CSS Education Programs: New Aged Care Act (Exposure Draft) and the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards

We are excited to announce a comprehensive training initiative that aims to equip your aged care service with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the new Aged Care Act (Exposure Draft) and the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards.

2024 is set to be another year of change with the new Act and Standards to commence July 2024. We recommend keeping up to date with these changes to ensure you are ready to be compliant with legislative requirements and industry standards.

The training sessions will focus on the key provisions of the new Aged Care Act (Exposure Draft), providing a detailed understanding of the proposed changes and their implications for your service. Our consultants will guide participants through the major changes to the Aged Care Act and foster a proactive approach to compliance and governance.

We will explore the strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards, emphasising the importance of new terminology and changes that will need to be reflected in organisational practices. In our Train the Trainer Program we will examine each standard, with participants gaining insights into the impact on practices in aged care. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical scenarios, we aim to empower your educators, Executive Team or Board with the knowledge and tools needed to understand this evolving regulatory landscape.

One day (can be split over a number of days if conducted via video conference).

  • Industry overview and reforms.
  • Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission feedback and current focus.
  • Overview of the Aged Care Act (Exposure Draft) – key changes and considerations for governing bodies and key personnel.
  • Overview of the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards – structure, mapping, analyse the gaps, changes to terminology, training requirements for work groups.
  • Identify outcomes/actions to focus on under Standards 1,2,4,6,7.
  • Deeper dive into Standard 3 – The Care and Services and Standard 5 – Clinical Care.
  • Plan for success – key opportunities, risks and considerations, project planning.

Two hours

  • Overview of the Aged Care Act (exposure draft) – key features, risks and challenges for governing bodies, governing persons and key personnel.
  • Overview of the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards – structure, mapping, analyse the gaps
  • Summary of what is new under each Standard, including terminology and focus, risks and challenges.

Two days

  • CSS consultants train your educators in the Standards so that they can train work groups in your organisation.
  • PowerPoints prepared for your educators and supplied for your use with engaging activities and scenarios.
  • Two days (can be split over a number of days if conducted via video conference).
  • Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards – changes including terminology, trauma, privacy, food and dining, communication, transitions, workforce skills, etc.
  • Each Standard examined for changes, new concepts and implications for work groups and their practices.

Four/Six Hours – or full day program optional

  • Overview of the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards – awareness of structure, mapping, analyse the gaps
  • Summary of what is new under each Standard, including terminology and focus, risks and challenges.

We will also be developing some training for contractors/ key stakeholders and consumers/ representatives in the coming weeks – to support building capability within the team we will develop some education resources that you can utilise going forward.



Contact CSS today to apply for these important SACQS Training Programs.

Contact: Fleur Hannen, Managing Director
Email: fleur@cssconsulting.com.au or info@cssconsulting.com.au

Mobile: 0414588795 or Office: 02 90520292

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