Governing for Reform in Aged Care education program
The Federal Government has launches an education program to help aged care providers strengthen organisational governance and leadership.
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, said strong leadership within the sector is critical for driving the cultural change required for high-quality levels of care.
The “Governing for Reform in Aged Care” education program is an important component of the Government’s aged care reform plan aimed at supporting providers to fulfil responsibilities to consumers.
“The Government recognises the importance of strong leadership and governance to drive the cultural change required to support the reforms in aged care,” Minister Colbeck said.
“All aged care providers need to review their current practices to ensure they are ready to embrace the future”.
The program will be led by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and will specifically target all leaders and members of governing bodies of approved aged care, aiming for approximately 3700 participants.
Enrolment in the program is free and will continue to June 2023.
The initiative is part of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and is aimed at improving transparency and accountability.
Mr Colbeck said it was an opportunity for leaders and governing bodies to play an active part in the transformation of culture across the sector.
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, will invite all aged care leaders and governing bodies to register their interest and participate in the program.
TheGovernment is investing $17.7 billion in aged care reform, in response to the Royal Commission.
On Monday 20 December 2021, the Commissioner wrote a letter to Board Chairs and CEOs of approved providers of aged care, offering them the opportunity to participate in the Governing for Reform Program.
Read more about the aged care provider governancecapability program at http://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/provider-governance
21 December 2021.