- This year has been monumental for the design of the next phase of reform, with significantly influential reviews completed or underway that will help shape the future of the sector.
Topics to be explored:
- The Aged Care Legislated Review
- Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
- The Residential Aged Care Funding Review
- The Next Phase of Home Care Reform
- The Senate Inquiry into the Aged Care Workforce
Board Members, Chief Executives & Senior Management including CFOs, COOs and General Managers and Directors responsible for:
- Residential Care
- Home and Community Care
- This conference is the next in the Aged Care Roadmap series. This event series will bring together key sector leaders to assist providers in preparing for the impacts of the market based system and beyond.
Attend to learn:
- An open forum with the Minister & the Reviewers
- Interactive sessions with the Department of Health & other policy leaders
- Next steps for home & community care providers
- Reform to come for residential care providers
Ken Wyatt was elected in 2010 as the Federal Member for Hasluck, an electorate East of Perth, making history as the first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives. In September 2013 Ken became the first Member for Hasluck re-elected for a second term. Since his election to Parliament in 2010, Ken has worked tirelessly to be a strong advocate for his electorate and to help build a stronger local community.
In 2015 Ken again made history as the first Indigenous member of the Federal Executive after being sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Health, responsible for Aged Care service delivery and implementation, as well as for Dementia.
In January 2017, Ken made history again as the first Indigenous Minister to serve in a Federal Government, after being appointed as the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.
Before entering politics Ken worked in community roles in the fields of Health and Education including the District Director for the Swan Education District, Director of Aboriginal Health in New South Wales and Western Australia.
Not only has Ken had an extensive career in health and education, he has also made an enormous contribution to the wider community in training and mentoring young people. This was recognised in 1996 when Ken was awarded the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Later, in 2000, Ken was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for ‘his efforts and contribution to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and mainstream Australian society in education and health.’
Ken brings his knowledge in the areas of Health and Education to his role as Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, as well as a lifetime of experiences in raising a family and being part of the local Perth community.
Julie Collins was elected to Federal Parliament in 2007 and was the first female representative
in the Federal seat of Franklin.
Julie entered politics because she deeply believes quality education, decent health services
and fairness in the workplace should be available to everyone.
Throughout her career in politics, Julie has worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of
In 2010, Julie was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services.
In 2011, she was appointed Minister for Community Services, Minister for Indigenous
Employment and Economic Development and Minister for the Status of Women.
In 2013 Julie was the first Tasmanian promoted to Cabinet Minister since 2001 and along with
her other portfolios was also appointed the Minister for Housing and Homelessness.
In Opposition, Julie was the Shadow Minister for Regional Development Local Government and
Shadow Minister for Employment Services. In 2016, Julie was promoted to the Shadow
Cabinet and is currently the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health.
Julie lives on the Eastern Shore with her husband Ian and has three children.
Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
Kate Carnell commenced her role as Australian Small Business and Family
Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2016.
Kate brings extensive experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, having
run her own small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in
1995 for a five year period.
Prior to her appointment as the inaugural ASBFEO, Kate held the position of CEO of
the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than
300,000 businesses across Australia. She has also served two years as CEO of
beyondblue, four years as CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, four
years as CEO of the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) and three years
as CEO of the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI).
Kate is a pharmacist by profession and was the inaugural chair of the ACT Branch of
the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the first female to become the National Vice-
President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
Kate was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her services to
the community through contributions to economic development and support for the
business sector, knowledge industries, the medical sector and medical technology
The Aged Care Section Committee
David Tune was Secretary of the Department of Finance from August 2009 to June 2014. In this role, he provided advice to the government on all Budget issues, as well as whole-of-government ICT policy, government property management and financial Management.
David has held many senior positions in the Australian Public Service, including Associate Secretary, Domestic Policy Group in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he was responsible for providing advice on a diverse range of domestic policy issues, including industry policy, infrastructure policy, social policy, health policy, environment policy, economic policy and fiscal policy. He was also the Australian Sherpa for the first two G20 meetings in 2008 and 2009. He began his career in the Australian Public Service in 1976 and has worked in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Social Security/Family and Community Services and the Treasury at Senior Executive Service levels on a range of policy matters and program management. From 1986 to 1988 he was seconded to the British Cabinet Office working in the UK Efficiency Unit. Other senior positions have included Deputy Secretary of Treasury’s Fiscal Policy Group with responsibility for providing policy advice to the Government on all issues involving expenditure.
In this role, as well as in Finance and PM&C, David provided direct advice to government and the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet over a long period and had a leading role in the preparation of countless Budgets and other Economic Statement. David’s more recent roles include Chair of the Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee (since early 2015) and Co-Chair of the Independent Review of Parliamentary Entitlements for the Commonwealth Government that reported in early 2016. David was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2009 Australia Day Honours List and in January 2015 became an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration through leadership of finance, budget and social policy initiatives, as an adviser to government, and through disaster recovery co-ordination and liaison.
Platinum Sponsor: Move 4 Life
Move 4 Life dramatically cuts sprain and strain injuries, helps future-proof an ageing workforce and combats the negative health impacts of a sedentary lifestyle.
Our customers say that we are unique, get results, are life-changing for participants and the most engaging form of learning in the safety space that they have experienced.
We help create sustainable behaviour change through a highly practical approach which allows people to take responsibility for their own movement.
The Move 4 Life SYSTEM is a comprehensive, transferrable and sustainable response to these issues – not an old-school piece of training.
We absolutely do not believe that working with ache, strain or pain is just part of the job or must be a part of getting older.
In trades-based or office environments we significantly cut the incidence and costs of body-stressing injuries, improve productivity through reduced fatigue and help people improve the quality of their lives.
The Business Case for the Move 4 Life SYSTEM implementation is compelling.
Stories about Move 4 Life are best told by our customers. See our YouTube Channel for feedback from participants, perspectives from Executives, Good News Stories and full Case Studies.
Platinum Sponsor: Management Advantage
Management Advantage has been operating for 25 years in the aged care industry, we know what
works and have proven success. We live and breathe aged care and through 12-years of managing
an aged care home have faced the same challenges you do daily.
Therefore, if you operate an aged care organisation, you need Manad Plus.
Manad Plus is the most comprehensive aged care software solution on the market. Designed to be
easy to use with a suite of modules covering all aspects of managing a modern aged care
organisation. Whether you manage 100 or 1,000+ beds you will find suitable tools to meet the needs
for your Residential Care, Retirement Village or Home Care service. Capture data via desktop, tablet
or one of our mobile apps.
Modules and features cover: client administration, care, quality, risk, compliance, personnel and
finance. Where we don’t specialise in something we have interfaces available to other
complementary systems such as Medication Management, Payroll & Rostering, and General Ledger.
– Waiting list and Enquiry management
– ACFI optimisation
– Online claiming with Medicare
– Assessments, Care Plans and Progress Notes
– Incident reporting
– Task tracking and Alerts
– Risk management
– CQI Plans and Audits
– Client invoicing and Bond management
– Payment statement reconciliation
– Ease of use
– Save valuable staff time
– Track tasks not completed
– Mobile data entry via the app
– Optimise ACFI funding
– 100’s of reports and customise your own
– Instant analysis and charting of data
– All software updates included
– Client input into development
– Built-in online help documentation
We help you and your team through the entire implementation process. Our robust planning and
project management along with comprehensive training and competency testing eases staff through
the change process.
Contact us now on 1300 62 62 32 to find out how Manad Plus can make your life easier and
seamlessly integrate into your day.
Networking Drinks Sponsor: PwC
PwC Australia helps organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We are a member firm of the PwC network, made up of 207,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, financial advisory and consulting services.
PwC is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for- profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. Having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, PwC Australia now employs more than 6,000 people.
MDF Group provides accredited building and maintenance services to Aged Care facilities across
Australia. Their maintenance services include comprehensive planned and reactive maintenance and
genuine 24/7 emergency support, as well as providing temporary maintenance officers. MDF Group
possess extensive experience in asset register and CMMS implementation and management. Their
Project Management and building services can cover transition refurbishments for single rooms
through to large scale building upgrades and extensions. Meticulous planning is at the core of every
project to ensure seamless transition from start to finish while working within the constraints of an
After 35 years in business, MDF Group continues to deliver on client expectations through their
specialised staff, impeccable safety record and accredited project control systems.
Malmet (Australia) Pty Ltd provides Hygiene and Infection Control Solutions to Aged Care Facilities, to minimise the risk to your business and provide the best outcomes for your residents and staff.
Malmet’s solutions include the design and manufacturing of hygienic and functional dirty utility rooms, a key area of risk and often overlooked by architects and designers when designing aged care facilities. Malmet can also do surveys of existing facilities to provide equipment schedules, including identification of non-compliant or risk-prone equipment.
Malmet has many years’ experience in servicing the Aged Care and Hospital sectors, including compliance with the relevant Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA), Australian Standards and ISO.
Malmet is a leading manufacturer of Infection Control Solutions and Specialised Hospital and Aged Care Equipment for CSSD, Recovery, Obstetrics, Theatre and Ward Utility Rooms.
Malmet is a company belonging to the Celi Group of Companies, a privately owned and operated Australian family business.
Malmet has been manufacturing hospital and aged care equipment since 1969, and supplies hospitals and nursing homes throughout Australia and overseas.
All Malmet products are manufactured at the AS/NZS ISO 9001 certified Malmet Leeton, NSW site
Research Analytics Consulting
Research Analytics Consulting Services provides management strategies to give your business clarity and focus to straighten your aims on your outcome
Growing competition in the aged care sector means business must perform at its optimum level.
Don’t let change challenge your business (or put you out of it).
Research Analytics Consulting provides financial and systems development to keep you in the game.
Services / Programs
- Operational Reviews and recommendations
- Governance & Strategic Planning
- Marketing review and plans
- Financial Analysis and Modelling
- ACRAT (Aged Care Reform Assessment Tool)
- Consumer Directed Care (CDC)
- Mentoring Program
Reach your goals
Research Analytics Consulting Services offers a range of solutions to give aged care service providers a clear pathway to success through its network of aged care experts.
The Principal – Mark Sheldon-Stemm has over 20 years successful experience in management of aged care, at CEO and CFO level. He has been involved in improving the business performance of providers throughout Australia.
He is a presenter at conferences on ageing and strategic foresight.
Mark has qualifications in commerce, computer science, psychology, sociology, economics and strategic foresight.
- Aged Care Management
- Financial Analysis and Modelling in Aged Care
- Viability and Sustainability in Aged Care
- Consumer Directed Care (CDC) – Strategies for Success
- Consumer Directed Care (CDC) –
- The next step – Consumer Control –
- Provider Management
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a strong portfolio of leading brands known for delivering superior performance, design and innovation. We are dedicated to being a global market leader in each market we serve including Healthcare, Hospitality, Foodservice and Property Management.
We earn and maintain this leadership position through our commitment to research and development, industry partnerships, customer relationships, and dedicated employees.
We strive to always provide our distributors and end-user customers with innovative, high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible products.
Our “Work Smarter” philosophy is incorporated into all of our products, methods, and programs. From our waste management systems and microfibre cleaning mops to our washroom hygiene solutions, we consistently develop innovative solutions that are best-in-class industry leaders in durability, ergonomics, and sustainability.
From the product design phase and manufacturing to bringing products to market, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to develop award-winning solutions that fit their needs. We are committed to developing smart solutions and support that helps our customers meet industry standards, increase efficiency, improve safety, and save money.
MinterEllison is a leading Australian law firm with a dedicated national aged care, retirement living and health practice. With a national network of technical and sector specialist lawyers, we have worked as strategic adviser to clients across the nation on aged care, retirement living and health for more than 30 years.
We have built our leading national reputation around a philosophy of being our clients ’best partner’. Working collaboratively with you, our legal advisory experts will apply their deep understanding of the sectors to deliver practical solutions and insightful advice.
Whether you are looking for advice on the day to day issues of managing a retirement village, aged care facility or hospital, or need to understand how complex government policy and legislative requirements apply to you, we have you covered.
- Regulatory and compliance advice
- Retirement village scheme structuring and set-up
- Retirement village scheme documents
- Residential care agreements
- Aged care accreditation
- Unit conveyancing and transfers of allocated places
- Acquisitions and disposals – retirement villages, aged care facilities and hospitals
- Development and construction
- Planning and environment
- Corporate structuring, capital raising and joint ventures
- Taxation, stamp duty and GST
- Employment and occupational health and safety
- Financing and investments
- Resident and patient claims, dispute resolution and litigation
GEO Flooring is an Australian owned company that has specialised in Residential Aged Care flooring for more than 15 years. We believe that it is essential to create an interior that gives each facility diversity in style specific to their brand, uniquely visual aesthetics, is client focused, and provides the functionality required for the area of usage.
GEO has a range of specifically designed health and aged care flooring products, and we are equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to provide expert advice on flooring surfaces dedicated to aged care specific environments.
We offer you a complete solution for all your flooring needs. Whether it be for wet areas, dining rooms, kitchens, pan rooms, corridors, bedrooms, or other areas with specific requirements, we can tailor a complete ‘Fit for Purpose’ flooring package.
We are always looking for innovation in high performance products that are unique to our client’s needs. Currently we offer a vast range with Aged Care specific designs of impermeable broadloom carpet, coordinating modular carpet, and hard surfaces such as slip-resistance vinyl, and modular luxury vinyl. PLUS, we are thrilled to now offer our innovative, acoustic and waterproof locking system in luxury vinyl modular planks.
Catalyst Health REIT
Catalyst Health REIT is a specialist property fund developed to specifically partner with Residential Aged Care Operators and invest in the freehold ownership of Residential Aged Care Property. The Catalyst solution is a fundamental change to how debt and equity is structured in the Residential Aged Care industry. Catalyst brings together high quality operators and motivated long term investors to benefit tomorrow’s Aged Care residents. With committed funding of $300m we provide innovative, flexible funding solutions that address today’s industry challenges.
Best Health Solutions
Best Health Solutions specialises in providing solutions to the Aged Care Industry. Our end-to- end electronic Medication Management
System BESTmed brings together RACF, doctor and pharmacy on one platform to improve patient outcomes. BESTmed has been proven to reduce medication incidents, increase safety and compliance, and introduce efficiencies that allow staff to spend more time caring for residents.
What People Are Saying
“There is nothing better than hearing people speak from their hearts about why aged care is important – the needs of consumers are the reason we work in aged care”National Manager Aged Care Reform, COTA Australia
“This conference comes at a time of great aged care reform, noticing that many of us in the business are both curious of opportunity and sceptical about probabilities the team of presenters allowed a greater view of the present direction. Highly informative well worth attendance!”Healthy Ageing Team Leader, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network
“Criterion go to a considerable effort to anticipate the sector needs, bringing together thought leaders and leading industry experts to share their knowledge and expertise.”Head of Aged Care Propositions, KinCare
Date: 5 Jun 2017 By: Campbell McGlynn
IRT Group is an aged care provider operating in NSW, ACT and QLD. We have 2,400 employees and operate five business units; residential care, retirement living, IRT at Home, IRT Catering and the IRT College, our training company. Becoming an employer of choice was not something we intentionally set out to do. Rather it …
Date: 10 May 2017 By: Jayne Ryan
Demographic changes, an ageing population and a mobile workforce present many challenges for the community services workplace. More jobs are being created in the health and disability sector, particularly with the arrival of the NDIS, and in order to attract and retain a skilled workforce, we need to look outside the box. Shortages in the …
Date: 9 May 2017 By: Greg Skelton
We need to change the aged care industry in Australia. We all know that aged care needs to transform to reflect what customers really want, so at PresCare, we are demonstrating our commitment to this by asking real people what they want and need. This has helped to paint a picture of what the company …
Date: 1 May 2017 By: Craig Flett
Freedom Aged Care doesn’t sit within a defined category within the aged care sector. The model falls under the retirement home villages act, the care offering is aligned to residential aged care and the service offering embraces freedom, choice, and independence. With changes in government legislation and greater client expectations, there is now a stronger …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Aged Care Guild
The Aged Care Guild is an association of the nine largest Residential Aged Care for profit providers in the industry.
Our purpose is to support ongoing investment in the industry to meet future demand. We control circa 18% of the industry beds or 35,500 places. We hold $5bn of the circa $20bn bond pool. Collectively we have been the largest builders or acquirers of beds in the industry over the last six years.
Hospital + Health Suppliers Guide
The Hospital + Health Suppliers Guide is Australia’s medical equipment and hospital suppliers directory and website, matching suppliers with industry purshasers throughout Australia for the past 40 years.
Published annually since 1976, the Hospital + Health Suppliers Guide showcases over 2000 of Australia’s top health suppliers and is complimented by our e-Book and this enhanced website.