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Understanding the impacts of sexual assault and reporting requirements: free webinar

An online seminar/workshop for residential aged care service providers on Monday, December 6, aims to help participants understand changes to reporting sexual assault under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS), differentiate between Priority 1 and 2 reports, understand the physical and psychological impacts of sexual assault and access the #ReadyToListen resources.

Mandatory vax info webinar for in-home and community aged care workers in WA and Tasmania

To support in-home and community aged care workers in Western Australia and Tasmania, two special live webinars are scheduled for next week on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Worker awareness key to halting unpaid super scourge in its tracks

Millions of Australian workers remain unaware that they’re missing out on billions in super they are entitled to, so Industry Super Australia is urging workers to check if they are getting what they are owed.  

Opal HealthCare digitises payroll and rostering with modern HR tech

One of Australia’s largest aged care providers, Opal Healthcare, now offers a convenient self-service portal for roster management, shift swaps, leave requests and work availability updates for its 9500 team members caring for more than 8000 residents in 80 care homes across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and WA. 

Peak bodies call on Govt to act with urgency on aged care workforce crisis

Older Australians are missing out on care as a result of aged care worker shortages made worse by COVID-19, according to the Australian Aged Care Collaboration.

HESTA welcomes nominations for Australia’s best nurses and midwives

HESTA has begun its national search for Australia’s most exceptional nurses and midwives by today opening nominations for the 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

Aged care home and community care staff encouraged to get vaccinated

Aged care staff working in home care and community services are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible to ensure increased protection for the vulnerable older Australians for whom they care.

Selmar and Uniting NSW.ACT partner for quality employment training program

Trainee aged care workers in New South Wales now have access to an Australia-first partnership, designed to immediately accelerate skills development and employment outcomes in the sector.

Online workshop: Innovative Aged Care Workforce Solutions in Rural and Regional Australia

The Ageing, Workforce & Education AAG Special Interest Group and Regional, Rural and Remote AAG Special Interest Group are running a post - AAG conference combined SIG workshop.

New quality indicator pilot trial reliant on community input for success

A national consortium is now consulting with industry and community stakeholders regarding their new quality indicator pilot trial, to test the effectiveness of the health department's existing quality indicators for residential aged care, as well as inform the development of five similar quality indicators for in-home care services.

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