The Sector Development Team’s fortnightly newsletter in which we will provide information relevant to CHSP and HACC-PYP service providers.

In this update:
Sector Development
– Grampians Region Best Practice Forum 2021: Doing Business Differently
(Last week to secure your Delegate Pack)
– Workshop: Motivational Interviewing
– Clinical Governance Workshop for Grampians CHSP providers
Wellness & Reablement
– Reablement Training – My Aged Care Learning Environment
Trauma Informed Care
– Phoenix Webinar: Identifying and managing trauma within the aged care sector
Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector: Issue 2021/8
Upcoming Events
– Partners in Prevention Virtual Conference
Grampians Region CHSP/HACC-PYPBest Practice Forum: 2021
Virtual Event: Thursday 10 June 2021, 9.00am – 3.30pm
“Doing Business Differently”
This one day virtual event will provide a platform for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) funded providers in the Grampians Region to unpack, share, and reflect on how they have been doing things differently!
The event will explore the following themes:
 –  Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
 –  Workforce Planning & Engagement
 –  Evaluation / Frameworks / Outcomes

To be facilitated by Lucy Bloom
Change maker, exceptional communicator and business fixer. 
Lucy will provide the keynote presentation and take you on a roller coaster ride of fascinating experiences and business learnings. Discover how to do business differently, why fun should be a factor in your strategic plan, how kindness and optimism fuel your bottom line and why courage needs daily practice.
Agenda can be found here.
Visit to register.
Cost: $22.50 per person (inclusive of GST and booking fee)
To secure your delegate pack, registrations close 21 May 2021.

Motivational Interviewing Workshops (Virtual) The Sector Development Team would like to extend an invitation to staff within CHSP and HACC-PYP organisations who are working in intake, undertaking service specific assessments or undertaking a community care coordinator type role to participate in an ‘Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Workshop’.
The workshops were initially targeted to Allied Health and Community Nurses, however there is capacity to expand the target audience.
See below for more session details and register here:

FREE Session: Grampians Region Clinical Governance Program
for CHSP service providers

Date: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm, via zoom.
  • Is your organisation funded to deliver CHSP funded Clinical or Personal Care?  Or are you are wanting to expand services to include these activities?
  • Did you know that the Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS) require aged care services that provide clinical care (including personal care) to demonstrate the use of a clinical governance framework?

You are invited to a free virtual workshop to explore clinical governance, and unpack specific needs of the CHSP sector to fulfil or enhance clinical governance responsibilities. This session will provide an overview of clinical governance and its methodology, to ensure your clinical governance framework meets the requirements of the ACQS and includes actions in all core areas of clinical governance.
Who should attend:  Anyone responsible for quality activities in a funded CHSP service environment; including, but not limited to, Program Managers, Team Leaders, Coordinators and Quality Managers.
Please RSVP your attendance at by Friday 11 June.
Free for all CHSP Service Providers in the Grampians Region – with the support of IntegratedLiving Hunter.
Facilitated by Claire Edwards:
What is Clinical Governance?

Put simply, it’s a framework describes the organisational approach for ensuring the quality and safety of clinical care for consumers.

My organisation has a Quality Management Framework, surely it’s the same thing?

There are specific domains and actions in relation to clinical governance (quality indicators and benchmarks, for example), and an existing Quality Management Framework may not align with the National Model Clinical Governance Framework which has five components. When being audited against the ACQS, it is anticipated that your organisation (Management and Staff) will need to define and articulate elements of your Clinical Governance Framework to satisfactorily meet Standards 3 and 8.

The Clinical Governance Program is intended to assist CHSP Services/ Managers to:

  • Understand their clinical governance requirements and how they differ from corporate governance.

  • Understand clinical governance in the context of the Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS).

  • Understand the application and operationalisation of clinical governance.

  • Draft/ edit a clinical governance framework for their organisation.

(Note:  Prior to the session, Claire will provide all registered participants with some simple templates to review their existing system. Undertaking this pre-work is critical  for attendees to gain maximum benefit).
Disclaimer: Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Although funding for this program has been provided by the Australian Government, the material does not necessarily represent the views or policies of Government. 

 Reablement Training – My Aged Care Learning Environment

You will no doubt be aware of the ‘My Aged Care Learning Environment’ (MACLE) and might recall an email earlier in year offering registrations for on-line Reablement Training.Remember the MACLE training which had 10,000 registrations available nationally, and you had to provide individual staff details to register them.
There had been a delay in processing these requests, however I’m excited to report that registrations are now successfully being completed.  I have received my registration details this week and can now access the training; and am aware of several other organisations who registrations are starting to be processed.  Keep an eye out for emails, and it might be timely to remind staff as well.
For more detailed information:
– About the training
– Target audience
– Using the training to support learning & build knowledge
– Additional benefits
– Considerations for CHSP providersPlease click here.
If you would like more information regarding the resources or strategies with implementing the training, please do not hesitate to contact Melanie Perks – Wellness & Reablement Officer on 0409 945 301 or

Melanie Perks, Wellness & Reablement Consultant,

Phoenix Webinar: Identifying and managing trauma within the aged care sector
This webinar, held on 11 November 2020, explored trauma within the aged care sector, including how it may affect residents, families, staff and management, and how it can impact delivery of care.

Information for the Aged Care Sector: Issue 2021/8

This newsletter provides important information on matters affecting the aged care sector, including aged care initiatives, programs and processes. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. To help ensure you haven’t missed any important information from us, we’ve added links to recent announcements including all COVID-19 updates. In this issue:
Primary Care Refresher 2021 Partners in Prevention – Virtual Conference Event 29 & 30 May 2021Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) presents our 2021 Primary Care Refresher. This year’s theme is Partners in Prevention and the focus is to strengthen the multidisciplinary approach to patient care in the primary care setting, with a particular focus on building connections throughout western Victoria. Our keynote speakers are Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Department of Health. It is free to register and we have concurrent streams running; a GP stream and a Primary Care stream. Conference Program and Conference Booklet To Register: Partners in Prevention Registration
*Please register for the entire conference and join on the event days at the times your desired sessions are being facilitated. *General Practitioner information only
  • RACGP CPD Activity Numbers: 260697and 260827
  • ACRRM ID: 23084 and 23058
8 RACGP CPD points will be awarded for each full-day attended. Alternatively, you may self-record your attendance at individual sessions. Disclaimer: WVPHN has engaged online event company ‘Expert Events’ to host the conference. Registrations will be processed by Expert Events.

We are happy to help.

 Melanie Perks  Wellness and Reablement Consultant 0409 945 301  Kathleen Steenhuis  Grampians Regional Project Consultant 0418 309 489
 Jimmy Driscoll  Aboriginal Development Officer 0409 945 301  Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness
Sonya Irvine Administration 0477 304 402
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