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Jun 2019

Kineo Courses and the new Aged Care Quality Standards 2019

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The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s introduction of the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards) is to ensure the professional care and quality standards of support for our elderly. These standards will help to redefine responsibilities and enhance an individualised care approach for leaders and workers directly operating in an aged care provider facility.

Working with subject matter expert partner Frontline Care Solutions, the industry leader for the provision of governance and education across nursing home and aged care facilities, Kineo has mapped an elearning course framework in response to The Quality Standards requirements. These course modules offer a solid learning foundation as part of a broader professional development program.

What are the Aged Care Quality Standards?

From the 1st July 2019, all organisations providing aged care services in Australia are required to be compliant with the new Aged Care Quality Standards. This includes residential care, home care, flexible care and services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Developed by the Department of Health in collaboration with consumers, carers, aged care providers, aged care workers, clinicians and other experts, the Quality Standards provide an opportunity for organisations to review their clinical care practices and capability frameworks. 

What challenges are the Aged Care Quality Standards addressing?

Education and training of all staff working across the industry plays an integral role in ensuring that standards are being met and quality care is being provided to people receiving care, along with their families. 
Providers will need to be ready for assessment and monitoring against the new Quality Standards starting from 1 July 2019. The standards consist of 8 categories and are pertinent to the person receiving the care, organisation and the requirements of the provider.  

1 - Consumer dignity and choice
2 - Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers
3 - Personal care and clinical care 
4 - Services and supports for daily living
5 - Organisation’s service environment
6 - Feedback and complaints
7 - Human resources
8 - Organisational governance

Where Kineo fits in

Kineo is one of the largest elearning specialists in Australia and New Zealand and part of the City & Guilds Group with a 140-year global history of learning.
We deliver best practice for workplace learning and help improve performance through learning impact. Working with subject matter experts within Aged Care and the wider Healthcare industry we offer a library of elearning content to meet today’s workplace needs and challenges. Created for those responsible for training the workforce and individual learners, elearning content covers specific subject matter, compliance and work health and safety topics, providing a solid foundation as part of a wider holistic learning and development program.

How Kineo has mapped learning content to the Aged Care Quality Standards 

Kineo recently engaged Frontline Care Solutions as a subject matter expert to map a selection of current Kineo elearning courses to the new Aged Care Quality Standards. Although not specifically designed for these Standards, these go a long way to bridging present gaps in industry.

The 8 categories that make up the standards contain 42 requirements. Courses that contribute towards a standard have been mapped accordingly. The elearning courses examined were neither designed nor developed to specifically address The Aged Care Quality Standards requirements, so each course should be considered to only partially meet the requirements of any mapped standard. 

Access the resource of Kineo courses that map to the Aged Care Quality Standards offering some of the education that individuals and organisations need by filling in the form on this page and we will send it straight to your inbox.

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Kineo Courses and the new Aged Care Quality Standards 2019