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Clinical Governance in Aged Care

Workshop overview:

The purpose of clinical governance is to provide structure and direction in the provision of safe high-quality care and delivery of services. It is a requirement of the Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS) for Providers to demonstrate they have a clinical governance framework in place to guide their clinical care.  

 The latest Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) Sector Performance Report (April – June 2023) cited Standard 8(3)(e) Clinical Governance Framework in the top 10 most frequent non-compliance areas. The focus to improve is evident with the revised ACQS including Clinical Care as Standard 5, with clinical governance as a key outcome.  

Delivered across 2 sessions, these workshops explore the concept of Clinical Governance – what it is, why it is important, and how to establish a framework in your organisation. 

The sessions will operationalise clinical governance using the core elements defined by the ACQSC in a way that is simple, understandable, and practical. You will consider some of the tools available to assist in establishing a clinical governance framework that ensures you are meeting your organisational requirements and providing best clinical care.  

Who should attend: 

Executives and managers from CHSP, home and residential aged care providers responsible for clinical leadership, compliance and reporting against the aged care quality standards and governance. 

Outcomes of this workshop:

  • Understand what Clinical Governance is and why it matters
  • Gain insight into current industry challenges 
  • Identify tools and resources to confidently address the revised Aged Care Quality Standards and respond to expectations of Standard 5 – Clinical Care 
  • Learn how to integrate Clinical Governance as core Board business

About the facilitator:

Cheryl Edwards is a registered nurse who has 36 years’ experience in residential aged care management. Cheryl has worked for smaller and larger private and not-for-profit providers, in both corporate and operational roles, and in leadership development programs. She holds qualifications in management, work health & safety and is a workplace trainer and assessor. Cheryl is also a Myers Briggs practitioner.

Cheryl Edwards

Date: 8 and 15 August
Time: 1pm – 3pm AEST
Cost:
ACCPA Member rates:

  • 1-2 people: $495 inc GST each
  • 3-10 people: $445 inc GST each   

Additional member discounts apply for groups of 11 and greater. Contact  for a discussion.     

Non Member rates: $693 Inc GST

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Cancellations, Refunds, Substitutions and Transfers: 

ACCPA’s Learning and Professional Development (L&PD) products are delivered subject to sufficient registrations, as stipulated by available tickets against each event, and tickets can be purchased directly from the What’s On page. 

Training session viability of each advertised session is assessed one week prior to the scheduled date of delivery, when a decision is made regarding continuation or cancellation. When a training session is cancelled due to insufficient numbers or circumstances outside of the control of ACCPA, a full refund will be paid, directly to the customer who has made the initial purchase. 

A full refund is also available if a participant withdraws from a training session, 5 or more days prior to the session being delivered, on the condition, that the customer has contacted , to inform regarding their intention to withdraw. No refunds or transfers will be considered without notification prior to the commencement of a training session. Late notifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

An organisation may choose to substitute a participant of a previously paid session, by emailing , 24 hours prior to the commencement of the training session. Full details of the substituted participant must be provided. 

Payment Terms 

It is a condition of registration that participants pay full payment at the time of booking via credit card or by invoicing by prior arrangement.   All payments must be finalised prior to commencement. Registrants who have outstanding payments will not be able to participate. Upon registration, a Tax Invoice will be emailed to the person making the booking.