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Australian Ageing Agenda OLD : Australian Ageing Agenda
Issued by FSS Trustee Corporation (FTC) ABN 11 118 202 672, AFSL 293340, the trustee of First State Superannuation Scheme (the Fund) ABN 53 266 460 365. Q Invest Limited ABN 35 063 511 580, AFSL Number 238274, trading as FSS Financial Planning, provides nancial planning services under its own Australian Financial Services Licence. Neither FTC nor the Fund is responsible for any advice given to you by FSS Financial Planning. While FTC is not involved in the provision of nancial planning services, the Trustee has retained FSS Financial Planning to provide nancial advice to Fund members relating to their Fund account. The information contained in this document is current as at October 2009. Call 1800 665 756 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.fssfp.com.au For more information about how FSS Financial Planning can help you: Financial advice isn't just for people thinking about retirement. No matter what age you are, or what state your nances are in, personal advice from FSS Financial Planning can help. Plan to make a difference For a con dent nancial future You want FSS Financial Planning gives you ✹ Clarity ✹ Certainty ✹ Vision ✹ Purpose ✹ Understanding ✹ Control ✹ Motivation ✹ Reassurance A WEB-BASED aged care jobs portal has been launched to tackle Western Australia's aged care labour shortage head on. The Aged and Community Services WA (ACSA) website contains information about working in the aged care sector for job and job advertisements from providers. It also features video testimonials from people working in the sector and an overview of lifestyle opportunities in the west. ACSWA CEO, Stephen Kobelke, said the idea for the portal emerged at a time when WA providers were experiencing unprecedented recruitment conditions. "My colleagues on the east coast have spoken about a skills shortage but during that three to four year boom period in WA, we simply had a human labour shortage," he said. "The rest of Australia probably didn't understand what was happening here. Our members had never seen anything like it before." Mr Kobelke said the tight labour market had "eased off" over the past 18 months but he believes the situation will intensify soon. Late last year, the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry predicted the state would face a shortfall of 150,000 workers over the next 10 years. The association sees the portal as an important tool for sourcing aged care employees from interstate and overseas. "It's just one plank among a number of initiatives we are working on but this is a key step because we are going to market aged care, in WA and beyond," Mr Kobelke said. "The portal is a reference for people who want more information -- it's a communication tool which helps people to take their interest further." ACSWA also plans to launch a book for members with 50 tips and strategies for improving staff retention. View the WA jobs portal at www.agedcarejobs.org. n Industry news Hi-tech recruitment strategy IN BRIEF New technology delivers old-style radio AGED CARE residents are now able to tune in to a dedicated radio station through their television sets. The new Web2TV service from Aged Care Radio uses the internet to transmit radio programs into a facility's TV network. All that is needed to pick up the signal is an internet connection and a special set-top box. Aged Care Radio has trialled the new approach at two Primelife facilities in Melbourne and is now preparing to roll it out across the country. The company's managing director, Ben Hanneman, says he hopes to have 100 aged care facilities connected to the service by the beginning of 2011. "As far as I know, this has never been done before and it has definitely never been done in Australia," Mr Hannemann said. "Aged care is pioneering a new approach to deliver old style radio." 10 | MAY--JUNE2010 | AAA upfront