Home' Australian Ageing Agenda : AAA Mar-Apl 2014 Contents Around the health and
ageing online community.
By Darragh O'Keeffe
Readers respond to recent AAA coverage.
"Yes, fast tracked minimalist training courses are "short changing"
aged care students first, then their employers second, but the one
who suffers most is the aged care resident and the family of that aged care resident... There
needs to be greater emphasis on compliance, greater monitoring by VET and not just by using an
online process from another state." - Larene O'Neill, via Facebook
"This is a fantastic article which highlights what those of us in both the training and aged care
ndustry have known for some time. In order for an RTO to compete in the market place, all
parties need to make a stance and say these fast tracked courses are no longer acceptable." -
Allison Dodd, commented on AAA online
"At last an article published that outlines the poor training and knowledge that is now being
delivered to carers... The poor training, minimal knowledge, poor competency and ability of
those who have been 'fast tracked' through the system is evident within the workplace." - Anna
Martin, commented on AAA online
"The lack of control and poor outcomes are evidenced everyday across the country by providers
who struggle to recruit a skilled workforce. It is time for a national strategy, with minimum entry
requirements and vocational training for all care workers in residential and community care." -
Peter Vincent, commented on AAA online
"Having worked as a curriculum developer and in aged care I can tell you the pressure on
developers to just put in a course the basic information is enormous. You only get out of a system
what you put into it..." - Terina Edwards, commented on AAA online
Janelle Bicknell @NurseNelleB
Having "work for the dole" recipients
will make it harder for #agedcare
workers to receive better wages
Aged Care Reviews @
We don't resile from bringing
transparency to #agedcare. That's a
positive for quality operators, and a
problem for dodgy operators.
Peta-Jane Maynard @PJ_Maynard
This just may be the year of the
candidate in aged care.
Louise Greene @AgedCareGuru
Great to see @acsanational CEO John
Kelly on the front foot about people
'making a buck' out of #agedcare
Mary Freer @FreerMary
If I hear one more health worker say' I
have nothing to pledge for changeday'
I will cry. How did we become so
passive and disconnected ?
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What aged care professionals in the online space
are talking about.
"Will the shift to consumer directed care help
improve service options for regional and rural
clients? How can we overcome the problems
of distance and the cost of carers having to
travel to clients?" Kirsten Stein via LinkedIn
"This is always a dilemma. Is the change to consumer directed care going to impact on this any
more in the future than what it has in the past, or are we are focusing on what are the costs of
service provision looking at the changes? Shouldn't the funding of these elements be a key point
for discussion with peak government bodies?" Monica Elston via LinkedIn
"I am hoping that by making it consumer directed there will be a shift to a more competitive range
of services that offer better quality service thus providing people who require these services with
better options that will suit their needs. Distance for regional travellers is a continuing issue but
maybe there may be business opportunities that may provide some relief for carers and clients."
Kerryn Anderson via LinkedIn
The readers of AAA had their say
in our recent online poll.
What's your opinion of the aged
care training provided by registered
training organisations in the
Total Voters: 63
(48%, 30 Votes)
(33%, 21 Votes)
(14%, 9 Votes)
(3%, 2 Votes)
(2%, 1 Vote)
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