Fully Accredited Program Australia Aged Care & Elder Law

The Royal Commission's report estimates that at least one third of people accessing residential aged care and home care services have experienced substandard care, and around 39.2 per cent experience elder abuse in the form of neglect, emotional abuse or physical abuse. A number of investigations and reports have also found widespread abuse and neglect in Australia's aged care homes, prompting the government to reform the system by refocusing on older people's support needs. Many new laws and strict governance policies have since been implemented to improve the system and failing to comply with them could result in criminal liability.

This program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the legal and compliance requirements for aged care providers under the Aged Care Act 1997 and Australia Standard of Care. You will learn about the recent changes in the National Aged Care Reform and Australia Aged Care Act, and how to navigate these complexities so you can meet your obligations as a provider and prevent yourself from civil and criminal liabilities. This program will also guide you on practical solutions to deal with the grey areas of the legislation and regulation in aged care and how to develop an effective incident management system and dispute resolution process to mitigate any litigation risks against the aged care facility. You will also be taught on how to work around with the regulatory framework and safety act that are complex to comply with.

At the end of the program, you should be able to master the legal framework and understand the key obligations and responsibilities of an aged care provider to develop a safe and quality care service through a consumer and provider viewpoint.

Upon completion of the program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Aged Care & Elder Law that can be used in your professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity and will help you distinguish your skillsets and show that you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Australia’s Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Attain your Certification in Australia Aged Care & Elder Law that you can use across your professional credentials (including LinkedIn and CV)
  • This certificate will demonstrate that you have extensive experience in the Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law
  • Experience 2 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law
  • Powerful case studies and best practices on Australia Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisors 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

Accreditations

4.5

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

It is vital for aged care providers to be aware of policy and procedure legislation in order to set a general plan of action for standardising everyday activities for residents. In Australia, aged care providers are required to comply with the Aged Care Quality Standards legislation and will be assessed on their policies and procedures compliance against the quality standards under the Aged Care Act 1997. This legislation influences decisions regarding residents' privacy, safety, quality of care, and staff members' duty performance while complying with laws and regulations.

Led by Rodney Lewis, the pioneer of Elder Law in Australia and an inspirational solicitor, this program will show you an in-depth understanding of the legal and compliance requirements for aged care providers under the Aged Care Act 1997 and Australia Standard of Care. You will learn how to develop an effective risk management strategy for your aged care facility by diving deep into all the applicable law that was set by the Australia's authority to ensure quality and safe care to the care recipients. In addition, you will gain critical knowledge on the key obligations and responsibilities as a provider that was regulated by the Aged Care Law and prevent from any civil and criminal liabilities. At the end of the program, you will master how to navigate all the key legislations and compliance requirements in the aged care service, leveraging the skills to better manage conflict resolution and incident response.

Post completion of the program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Aged Care & Elder Law that can be used in your professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity and will help you distinguish your skillsets and show that you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Australia’s Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Aged Care Regulatory Framework
  • Aged Care Legislation
  • Aged Care Act 1997
  • Elder Law
  • The Aged Care Quality Standards
  • National Aged Care Reform
  • Aged Care Principles
  • Aged Care Quality & Safety Act
  • Aged Care Funding
  • Standard of Care
  • Aged Care Obligations
  • Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
  • Coronial Investigation
  • Elder Abuse Management
  • Aged Care Services Contract
  • Restrictive Practices Legislation
  • Conflict Resolution

Your Faculty Director

Rodney Lewis
Rodney Lewis
Pioneer of Australia Elder Law and Experienced Solicitor

Rodney Lewis is a practising solicitor and a pioneer of Elder Law with over fifty years’ experience in the area of aged care, power of attorney, guardianship, wills and all aspects of older people and their human rights. Currently he is the Senior Solicitor for Elderlaw Legal Services where he helps Australian elder community who have any Elder Law issues or any unlawful restraints in Australia’s aged care system. He also authored the first text on the subject, Elder Law in Australia with a second edition in 2011. Besides that, Rodney is the key figure that pioneered the first course on Elder Law at the University of Western Sydney. He has also promoted significant reform in the elder abuse and in the Australia aged care system.

Australia Aged Care & Elder Law Program Agenda

Module 1 - National Aged Care Reform
Module 2 - New Aged Care Regulatory Framework
Module 3 - Obligations & Responsibilities Of Providers
Module 4 - Aged Care Funding
Module 5 - Standard Of Care
Module 6 - Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
Module 7 - Managing Coronial Inquests
Module 8 - Managing Elder Abuse
Module 9 - Aged Care Services Contract
Module 10 - Restrictive Practices

How You Will Benefit

  • Acquire key understanding of the legal issues under the Aged Care Act 1997 and other Australian law
  • Gain knowledge to input all the applicable law into aged care facilities’ risk management strategy
  • Discover applicable legal framework of aged care and complex legal compliance risks
  • Understand the complexity which surrounds care quality standards and aged care’s civil and criminal liabilities
  • Explore solutions through safeguards and complaints from the consumer’s viewpoint
  • Review the weaknesses in the Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law from a consumer viewpoint

Certification in Australia Aged Care & Elder Law

After successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Aged Care & 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 designation will help you distinguish your skillsets and show that you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in managing Aged Care Legislation and Elder Law. This program is developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and the content of this program has been certified by CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional principals.

Pricing & Registration

Please select one of the locations:

Australia

Dates: 27 - 28 Apr 2023

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Early Bird Packages Regular Pricing
By 22 Feb 2023 By 05 Apr 2023 After 05 Apr 2023
Australia Delegates AUD 1,895 AUD 2,095 AUD 2,195

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies).

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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 & Elder Law Reviews and Testimonials

The program is well structured and organized. The content is very appropriate and knowledgeable. It is a beneficial course for all those interested in this field. I have learnt much from this program, and I am grateful to the faculty leader for providing me with the insight on this course.
The course is really easy to follow, as well as being very informative. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to start a career in the Aged Care and Elder law field.
This program is a powerful and effective service that helps me to know more about the aged care and elder law. I would recommend this course to my friends and family members who are interested in this subject matter. The instructor is very knowledgeable, professional and thorough.
The course content is provided in a clear, concise and logical manner. The faculty leader is also very knowledgeable and well prepared to present the course information. I also like the way the information was delivered. Not only did they provide us with a brief background of aged care, but they also provided real-life scenarios which made it easier to understand
This program is one of the best that I have taken in a while. The content and the faculty leader were excellent and detailed. I am very satisfied with the training that I received.
The program are very well structured and gives you a good insight on the legal aspect and human side of care giving. There is also a lot of information that can be used to the caregivers and seniors to strengthen their position when negotiating the best possible outcome for them.

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Australia Aged Care & Elder Law

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