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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dates: 27 - 28 Apr 2023
Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
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|Australia Delegates||AUD 1,895||AUD 2,095||AUD 2,195|
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