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Commission media release: Educational Video Now Available on New Aged Care Quality Standards

  • Media Release

24 April 2019

A new 30-minute educational video for service providers has been produced to support their efforts to ensure compliance with new Aged Care Quality Standards. This resource is a collaboration between the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and online training services provider, Altura Learning.

Commissioner Janet Anderson PSM said the “Aged Care Quality Standards” video will be another valuable resource for aged care services as they prepare for the new aged care Quality Standards that come into effect on and from 1 July 2019.

“The video is available on both the Commission and Altura Learning websites. Aged care services are encouraged to use it to help educate staff about how the new Standards apply in both residential and home care settings,” she said.

“This is one of many initiatives the Commission is undertaking to support services as they transition to the new Quality Standards.

“Between February and June we will see more than 2,000 participants attend one of our eight ‘Preparing for the Standards’ Better Practice series events, or one of 60 standalone workshops being held in cities and in regional and rural areas.

“Providers are being urged to adopt a proactive approach as they get ready to be assessed against the new Standards, and in particular to visit the Commission’s website regularly to access resources and updates on relevant events.”

CEO of Altura Learning, Yvie Webley said “We have a strong commitment to improving older Australians’ lives through a well-trained and engaged workforce. We are proud to be working with the Commission on the launch of the “Aged Care Quality Standards” video.

“All aged care services in residential and home care are encouraged to access this new video resource and incorporate it in their plans for supporting and educating staff.”

View video: agedcarequality.gov.au/standards-video

Media Contact: Carla Tuffy - 0437 911 991

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