Learning and Professional Development 

As the demand for aged care services will increase substantially over the next 40 years, appropriate planning for a well-supported and qualified aged care services workforce is vital.

One of the ways for aged care service providers to overcome some of the workforce challenges is by adopting a strong commitment to ongoing staff Learning and Professional Development.  A commitment to staff Learning and Professional Development will increase knowledge, skills, productivity and loyalty, to ensure a good quality of life for older Australians into the future.

In delivering quality aged care services, it is essential to ensure people entering into our Sector are  ‘right fit’ and that there is the appropriate training and development opportunities in place to enable the required skills and knowledge to be developed.  This has been the driving force for ACCPA’s range of learning and professional development activities, programs and initiatives – all designed to drive an effective aged care services workforce.

ACCPA is dedicated to supporting the aged care services industry to have ready access to a range of practical and relevant Learning and Professional Development options.

Training Calendar

Our Training Calendar is updated regularly to accommodate your organisational needs and can be delivered for large groups and specialised areas within the aged services sector.

ACCPA is able to facilitate a range of Learning and Professional Development activities and programs, which are all dedicated to supporting service providers in their workforce planning.

Additional to our member-focused, industry-led and demand-driven programs, ACCPA also offers a full calendar of Learning and Professional Development programs.


New Training Workshops

Aged & Community Care Providers Association [ACCPA] recognises that the Aged Services sector is undergoing a transformation with reforms that will lead to more older Australians receiving quality and safe care in their homes. To prepare the sector for these changes, ACCPA has developed a suite of training workshops, designed to support the existing workforce to excel in their roles, …

Leadership Accelerator Program

This Leadership Accelerator Program is ideal for new and emerging leaders who want to grow their professional leadership capacity quickly, simply, and practically. It’s also a great way for seasoned professionals to refresh their understanding and update their leadership toolkit. The program is designed to cultivate key leadership criteria and skills outlined in the Australian Aged Care Leadership Capability Framework. …

Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person

Overview of Webinars: Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) in partnership with Mental Health & Wellbeing Training solutions has developed a series of 1.5 hour non-clinical webinars specifically relating to the mental health of older people receiving Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services in their home.  The webinars will focus on raising awareness and providing education and training in …


Learning & Professional Development Workshop Testimonials

Aged Care Quality Standards Webinar – Bernadette Durrell “Very Educational” – Abu Sembera, Manager, Monash health.   Care Planning & Defensible Documentation for the CHSP/Home Care Workforce – Bernadette Durrell “Clear presentation, well paced group activities, very useful to do” – Italia Mignone, Manager Community Services, Multicultural Aged Care.   “I found the practical sessions excellent – fabulous use of …

Leadership Accelerator Program Testimonials

2021 participants rated the complete program an average of 4.5 stars   “I am really enjoying the series and have got a lot out of it.” “I will be running sessions with my team – very useful.” – Emma Dumbrell, Corporate Services Manager, Yaandina Community Services   “Really interesting session, was able to gain further information & skills to help …

ACSA Online Learning

Australian Managers/Supervisors Compliance Pack “I really enjoyed the interactive way the learning was presented, with the different quizzes and assessments. It was sometimes challenging to get through the assessments which made them worthwhile.” – Jenny Deer, CEO, Mt View Homes   Aged Care Quality Standards Introduction Pack “This course provided an easy to follow understanding of the Aged Care Standards, …