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LASA leading the way in aged care training

LASA has welcomed report findings from the 2017 Student Outcomes Survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). “Findings from the report show 96 per cent of LASA students have secured employment following their graduation, well above the...

LASA responds to the Carnell Paterson Report

LASA has provided a comprehensive submission to Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt and the Department of Health in response to the Review of the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes (the Carnell Paterson Report) which was finalised in October 2017. LASA CEO...

Home care data underlines urgent need for action

Data released by the Department of Health last week showing that the queue of older Australians seeking home care packages has grown by 14 per cent to over 101,500 in the last quarter underlines the urgent need for a review of government resourcing of its Increasing...

More work needed on home care rollout

LASA has released further research revealing that more work needs to be done on the rollout of the Federal Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) program. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said data previously released by the Government shows there are over 50,000...

Excellence in Age Services Awards: Nominations open

LASA is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018. CEO Sean Rooney said the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age...

Aged care industry supports quality reforms, consumer protection

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry will work with government on proposed reforms to the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes in mutual support of the future of quality aged care in Australia. “Government, providers and the community...