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Strengthening leaders and governance across aged care

Published: 20 December 2021
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  • 20 December 2021
  • Department of Health

The Morrison Government today 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 once-in-a-generation 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.

“This education program is an investment in our future aged care system and will enhance leadership and governance skills across the sector.

“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.