Fully Accredited Program Australia Aged Care Law, Legislative Reform and Elder Law

The legal framework for Australian aged care is quite complex, with providers having to navigate various acts, regulations, and guidelines. The frequent changes to the Aged Care Act 1997 highlight the need for providers to continually adapt. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (2018-2021) identified significant problems, resulting in 148 recommendations for improvement. This emphasizes the critical importance of a strong and evolving legal framework to address the sector's ongoing challenges.

This certified training program will equip you with the comprehensive knowledge and practical insights needed to navigate Australia's complex aged care legislative landscape. Delving into key reforms, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the current challenges facing the sector, alongside major findings from pivotal reports by the Aged Care Royal Commission and Aged Care Taskforce. Discover critical proposals like the new Support at Home Program commencing in 2025 to replace existing home care.

With a focus on building expertise, the program will unpack vital compliance areas including the new funding model for residential facilities, evolving State and Territory responsibilities affecting providers, and legislative oversight of retirement villages. You will learn how to accurately interpret regulations and implement robust systems for ongoing compliance management. This includes satisfying duty of care obligations and new compensation pathways, comprehending workforce impacts of the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC), and interfacing with healthcare. By attaining deep knowledge in this intricate regulatory environment, you will be equipped to avoid expensive compliance failures. The program will ensure you understand emerging Quality Standards, Indicators and Star Ratings. You will build your capability to deliver legally compliant aged care services meeting the highest quality benchmarks.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will attain the Certification in Australia Aged Care and Elder Law. This distinguished certification will enhance your professional qualifications, showcasing your expertise in compliance with elder law and aged care reform. Globally demanded and recognized, the certification holds lifelong validity and will underscore your expertise and amplify your professional credentials in the vital area of Australia’s aged care.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Experience 2 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Australia’s aged care legislation framework, risk management and compliance strategies.
  • Attain the industry-recognized Certification in Australia Aged Care and Elder Law. This certification will offer a testament to your expertise in providing quality care service to the aged and your proficiency in understanding and following legislative regulations in aged care.
  • Gain insights from impactful case studies and best practices to effectively manage legal obligations, protect against noncompliance, and implement quality control strategies.
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875



This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect From This Live Program

Australia's aged care system is diverse, covering residential, home, and community services. Each area comes with its distinct regulations, creating compliance challenges for aged care providers. They must adhere to specific aged care laws as well as broader regulations like employment, health, safety, and real estate. Additionally, understanding funding intricacies, especially the AN-ACC model, is crucial for financial compliance and sustainability. Navigating this multifaceted legislative landscape presents significant compliance challenges for service providers.

This certified program is designed to simplify and empower you with an in-depth understanding of Australia’s elder law, enabling you to effectively navigate the intricate legal and ethical terrains associated with the aged care reform. You will learn about vital legislation, including the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC), Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) and other crucial legislations that govern critical aspects of elder law. This program will also provide you with a comprehensive overview of various risk management strategies, thereby equipping you with a nuanced understanding of duty of care obligations to ensure regulatory compliance.

Additionally, you will gain insights of the existing community care programs like Commonwealth Home Support Program coming into effect from July 2025, as well as the governing regulations for aged care service providers in state and national jurisdictions. The program also emphasizes the significance of health and aged care system interactions, state/territory responsibilities for older people, including retirement village legislation. Moreover, you will gain proficiency in New Aged Care Quality Standards and understand the new registration regime for aged care providers which can be immediately applied in your practice. Finally, you will be well versed with new regulatory and statutory frameworks for quality and safety compliance. By the end of the program, you will acquire the expertise needed to navigate the complex legal and ethical landscape of Australia’s aged care.

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive the highly respected Certification in Australia Aged Care and Elder Law, enhancing your professional credentials and amplifying your expertise in providing quality care for the aged. This industry-recognized certification offers lifelong validity and distinguishes you as an expert in Australia’s aged care services and elder law.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • National Aged Care Reform
  • Aged Care Regulatory Framework
  • Aged Care Legislation
  • Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
  • Aged Care Act 1997
  • Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment
  • Royal Commission Response Act 2022
  • Elder Law
  • Sustainability ‐ Aged Care
  • Australian National Aged Care Classification
  • Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
  • The Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Aged Care Quality & Safety Act
  • AN-ACC Funding Model
  • Coronial Investigation
  • Retirement Village Regulation
  • Incident Response
  • Aged Care Diversity Framework
  • Quality of Care (QOC) Principles
  • Elder Abuse Management
  • Aged Care Services Contract
  • Aged Care Funding
  • Quality Indicator Program (QIP)
  • Performance and Accountability Act 2013
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care
  • Restrictive Practices Legislation
  • Standard of Care
  • Aged Care Obligations
  • Charters of Care Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • New Aged Care Act

Your Faculty Directors

Paul Sadler
Paul Sadler
Aged Care Expert & CEO

Paul Sadler, an esteemed aged care expert with over 30 years of experience, helmed Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) as CEO and played a pivotal role in forming the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), briefly serving as its Interim CEO. He currently chairs Meals on Wheels Australia and serves on boards including Meaningful Ageing Australia. Paul's career includes senior NSW Government roles managing aged and disability programs. He is a respected contributor on national aged care committees and working groups. He directed Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT, serving around 4,000 seniors. With a rich history in NSW Government roles and a background in social work, Paul is also a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

Arthur Koumoukelis
Arthur Koumoukelis
Award Winning Aged Care Lawyer and Expert

Arthur Koumoukelis is renowned aged care expert and award-winning lawyer in Australia. As a leading voice in aged care law for over 25 years, Arthur's specialized expertise enables him to strategically advise major industry players on structuring, transactions, disputes, and regulatory compliance. His background in tax and corporate law informs his work on financial products and partnerships advancing aged care across Asia Pacific. Renowned as a thought leader driving policy and development, Arthur regularly presents at high-level Asia Ageing forums. He has crafted pivotal contracts and agreements upholding quality care standards for providers like the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2018.

With extensive litigation experience and deep knowledge of complex funding models, Arthur is a trusted advisor guiding banks and financial institutions serving the sector. His nuanced understanding of governance and tax equips him to counsel not-for-profit and charitable organizations on sustainability. Voted Australia's Best Lawyer in retirement living and aged care law multiple times, Arthur offers invaluable perspectives. His dedication to supporting major stakeholders has helped shape the infrastructure enabling quality of life for an aging population.

Australia Aged Care Law, Legislative Reform and Elder Law Program Agenda

Module 1 - An Overview Of Aged Care Law
Module 2 - Key Reforms Affecting Residential Aged Care
Module 3 - New Funding Model For Residential Aged Care And Workforce Implications
Module 4 - Proposals For A New Support At Home Program
Module 5 - Health And Aged Care System Interactions
Module 6 - The New Aged Care Act (Going Through Parliament In May 2024)
Module 7 - Duty Of Care Obligations And Proposed New Pathways For Compensation
Module 8 - New Aged Care Quality Standards And Registration Regime For Aged Care Providers
Module 9 - Incident Management Systems And Reporting
Module 10 - A Case Study Of Elder Abuse And How The System Responds

How You Will Benefit

  • Grasp Aged Care Challenges: Understand the key challenges confronting the aged care industry and the vital findings from the Aged Care Royal Commission.
  • Navigate Residential Care Reforms: Gain insights into the significant reforms in residential aged care, including allocation removal and building guidelines.
  • Decipher AN-ACC Guidelines: Familiarize yourself with the Australian National Aged Care Classification and the associated workforce implications.
  • Comprehend Home Care Transition: Learn about the upcoming Support at Home Program, set to replace existing community care programs in 2025.
  • Decode the New Aged Care Act: Delve into the relationship between primary health, acute care, and the federal aged care system. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the new Aged Care Act's main provisions and the concept of supported decision-making.
  • Recognize Provider Provisions: Understand providers' roles under the new Aged Care Act, especially focusing on duty of care and compensation pathways.
  • Master Registration Protocols: Familiarize yourself with the new registration regime for aged care providers and the fresh Aged Care Quality Standards.
  • Efficiently Manage Incidents: Grasp the intricacies of the Serious Incident Response Scheme, along with Quality Indicators and Star Ratings in residential care.
  • Analyze Elder Abuse Response: Dive deep into a case study on elder abuse, exploring both Federal and State/Territory responses, and understand the roles of relevant commissions.

Certification in Australia Aged Care and Elder Law

Upon successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Aged Care and Elder Law that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity.

Globally demanded and recognized, this certification will amplify your professional qualifications and demonstrate your expertise in navigating the intricacies involved in Australia elder law and aged care reform. Developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, the content of this program has been independently accredited by CPD Certification Service as adhering to the highest standards of continuing professional principles.

Pricing & Registration

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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Australia Aged Care Law, Legislative Reform and Elder Law Reviews and Testimonials

This program expanded my aged care law knowledge extensively - from consent to contracts to capacity assessments and more. I gained greater clarity around my legislative responsibilities and how to apply them professionally. I now feel legally confident and ready to implement best-practice systems in my organisation. My clinical practice will undoubtedly improve thanks to the practical knowledge and insights I developed. I recommend this program unreservedly to any aged care professional.
Attending the program was time extremely well spent. The instructor was excellent - imparting a great deal of important information in a structured, easy-to-understand manner. I now have a solid foundation for understanding rapid changes in aged care law and policy. Highly recommended for any geriatrician or palliative medicine physician.
I found this program provided an in-depth review of aged care reform from a legal lens. The presenter was highly knowledgeable about recent legislative changes, new quality standards, compliance risks and the Royal Commission. I appreciated the focus on elder law issues like consent, capacity and public guardian powers. This program delivers an excellent legal overview for GCs, CoSecs and compliance teams in aged care. I highly recommend attending.
The Aged Care Law, Legislative Reform and Elder Law program was the most useful professional development I have attended as the Head of Community Aged Care. The legal presentations were clear, relevant, and immediately applicable to improving our services. I appreciated the focus on recent legislative reforms and compliance issues. The practical resources provided are a godsend. This program is a must for any aged care leader seeking to improve their legal knowledge and oversight.

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