MEGT has partnered with Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and PowerHouseHub to deliver the Aged Care Potential program. The program consists of four online courses, or ‘micro-credentials’, for up to 400 aged care workers.
These courses will help upskill new and existing employees, ensuring they are trained to deliver high-quality care to elderly and disabled Australians.
What are micro-credentials?
Micro-credentials are short courses designed to fill skills gaps across many different types of business sectors, including aged care. It ensures workers are up-to-date with developments in the industry while developing skills that aren’t always taught in traditional fields of education.
Offering micro-credentials to aged care workers allows them to focus on improving outcomes for elderly and disabled Queenslanders.
What micro-credentials are available?
As part of the program, MEGT is offering four online courses for aged care workers across several locations including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Central Queensland.
These courses are:
- Planning for Pandemics
- Leadership in Crisis
- Dignity of Risk
- Understanding Aged Care Standards
These courses give aged care workers the skills needed to deliver consistent, high-quality care to vulnerable Australians.
MEGT’s Aged Care Potential program will address the complex needs of a vital and growing industry.
The four courses offered by MEGT, in partnership with ACSA and Powerhouse Hub, will help address issues identified by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
The aged care industry is expected to triple its workforce over the next decade. It is vital that aged care workers are prepared, and skilled, to deliver high quality care to those who need it.