Innovative Development of Excellent Aged Services

2007 – 2010

IDEAS-final-project-overview The aged care sector is an important and growing component of the North Coast economy. The IDEAS (Innovative Development of Excellent Aged Services) Project was undertaken between 2007 to 2010 across the NSW North Coast region (extending from the Great Lakes in the south, to Tweed Heads in the north). This region has the highest proportion of persons aged 65 or older in Australia and with continuing in-migration, strong growth in the demand for aged services is predicted, providing a number of challenges and opportunities. The IDEAS project aimed to:

  • increase the capability and expertise of the aged services sector on the North Coast;
  • raise and diversify the skills of the existing aged services workforce; and
  • increase overall employment in the aged services sector.

The project was auspiced by Aged and Community Services Association of NSW & ACT, and managed by RDA-NR and g. It was through the Targeting Skills Needs in Regions Program, led by the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; Industry & Investment NSW; and NSW Department of Education and Training. Some of the innovative solutions of this project include:

Document NameTypeFile Size
A Career in the Aged Services Sectorpdf1.0 MiB
Avril Henry Leadership and Management Workshops 2010pdf81.0 KiB
Choosing a Training Organisation Checklistpdf1.7 MiB
Clinical Placement and Education Program Pilot Trial Teportpdf1.6 MiB
IDEAS Final Project Overviewpdf285.9 KiB
IT Consortium Nov 2010pdf81.4 KiB
Lessons Learned - School Based Traineeships Nov 2010pdf81.4 KiB
Shared Labour Pool Project How-to Guidepdf5.3 MiB