Events & Training

ACSA runs state & national events including seminars, symposiums, workshops, networking functions, summit and awards. These are delivered both online and in-person on topical issues and the skills needs of the sector. ACSA's training & professional development calendar has been designed to drive an effecive aged care services workforce, which can also be tailored to suit specific needs. For more information please contact us

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Dignity of Risk
24 May 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

Applying ‘dignity of risk’ principles to the provision of care for older Australians, is essential in the delivery of person centred care. The challenge for providers is to balance ‘duty of care’ while honouring the rights of the care recipient to self-determination, including to take on risk. The application of effective communication and negotiation skills when disc...

Mental Health Awareness and the Older Person: Understanding the importance of self-care and helpful strategies for aged care workers
25 May 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

This 1.5 hour session you will gain an understanding about the importance of self-care which supports positive mental health and wellbeing, reduced workplace stress and minimises the risk of ‘compassion fatigue’ and ‘burnout’.

ACSA Retirement Living Online Symposium – Session 3
25 May 2022 National Event Online

Now more than ever, retirement village operators are facing pressure to deliver high-quality services and products to their customers, yet in order to do so, they must have access to the latest industry knowledge and academic research.   
As a result, ACSA has developed the ACSA Retirement Living Online Symposium. The program has been carefully crafted in ...

Critical Reasoning and Clear Thinking
30 May 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

All employees face inevitable workplace challenges, questions and decisions that require clear thinking and problem-solving strategies. We do not always pay attention to whether we are reasoning well so it helps to be reminded how to think in a more clear-headed and critical way, recognise unstated assumptions and bias, appraise and evaluate evidence, and communicate with greater clarity and...

Clinical Care Planning Principles & Defensible Documentation for RNs and EENs in Aged Care
31 May 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

This 2hr interactive workshop has been developed to support both existing Registered Nurses (RN) and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses (EEN) within aged care service settings, newly graduated RNs and EENs who are new to the Aged Services sector, and RNs who may be placed within facilities, under Australian Government Skills Migration arrangements.

Strategy & Governance Online Symposium Series
01 Jun 2022 National Event Online

Governance involves the systems, frameworks and practices of the board and the leadership team to set an organisation's objectives. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety has indicated that aged care providers should be more accountable for the delivery of the standard and quality of care that elderly Australians are entitled to receive.

Managing Conflict and Disputes
01 Jun 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

Session Dates: 1 & 8 June 2022

This program equips front line workers – employees and volunteers - with a thorough understanding of conflict dynamics to increase confidence to apply practical strategies and tools to manage disputes and navigate conflict to peaceful resolution. 

Workplace Buddying Using a Coaching Approach
07 Jun 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

Session Dates: 7 June 2022 & 21 June 2022- 2pm-3.30pm AEST

The two workshop delivery clarifies the practical skills and knowledge required by individuals to engage in an effective buddy relationship. It offers practical tools to apply in the workplace to assist employees engaged in their roles as buddies.  

Older Person Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course
09 Jun 2022 SA Training & Professional Development In person

Sessions Dates & Times: 9, 16, 23 & 30 June 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day (Adelaide)

The Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is designed to support aged care providers and their workforce delivering the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

The Art of Management in Aged and Community Services
09 Jun 2022 National Training & Professional Development Online

This workshop introduces essential practices for managers newly promoted within or recently recruited to aged and community services contexts. The aim is to help you better understand how to align your management practices with the often complex and dynamic needs unique to working in aged and community services.

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