Past Webinar Recordings

22 May 19

Webinar - Ageing workforce and education: a critical element of quality care

In preparing and providing for Australia’s ageing population we need a strong workforce, with appropriate education/training and work conditions to enable safe and quality care. This seminar will explore workforce issues of relevance to residential and community based aged care, rural contexts and consider opportunities for improving workforce education across the spectrum of health, social support and aged care.


Participants will be provided with an overview of evidence relating to aged care workforce issues and explore the role of education for the workforce in ageing.

Participants of this webinar will be guided to:

  • Understand the evidence on workforce perspectives of quality in aged care
  • Explore new models of care/rural workforce issues
  • Understand the education services and supports available for workforce needs.


Hear from our leading experts:

Dr Linda Isherwood is a Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, University of Adelaide. Linda’s research focuses on the aged care and disability sector workforces. She is currently a chief investigator on an ARC Linkage Project looking at recruitment, retention and skills within the aged care workforce. Linda previously led the qualitative research component of the 2016 National Aged Care Census and Survey. She has been an active member of the AAG since 2011. Alongside her current role as Treasurer of the SA Division, Linda is also a co-convenor of the Ageing, Workforce and Education Special Interest Group of the AAG (AWESIG).


Robin Harvey is a lecturer in the Master of Gerontology program at Charles Sturt University, based in Albury. She has a strong commitment to the further development of gerontology education for health professionals across the tertiary education sector. Her research interests include gerontology education and age friendly environments. Robin has been a member of the AAG Victorian Executive since 2008, a founding member of the AAG VIC Rural Chapter and is currently also a Co-convenor of AWESIG.

A/Prof Suzanne Hodgkin is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe Rural Health School Albury-Wodonga campus. Her principal research interests lie in the area of Health Care Workforce, and models of Aged Care. The common theme is the provision of services and supports to older people living in rural communities, and how formal services combine with informal supports.


Dr Katrina Radford (BPsych (hons), MHRM, PhD, GradCertHighEdu) is a lecturer at Griffith University. My research program focuses on managing an ageing population in three key areas: 1) How can we better support an ageing workforce? 2) How can we better retain and support employees within the aged care sector?, and 3) How can we build better systems or programs that provide quality care for the ageing population? Katrina is also the Vic-Chair of the Queensland AAG division.


Webinar in Collaboration with:

Funded by the Australian Government
through the Dementia & Aged Care Services Fund


Important notice regarding our webinars

AAG has been successfully running these webinars for number of years now. However we have noticed recently that increasing numbers of our registrants are experiencing difficulties when trying to join the online event.

In all cases this is as a result of the IT set-up at your end. Healthcare and academic workplaces are introducing increasing levels of security to guard against viruses and data theft. Some of those security measures are disrupting the connection to our Go-to-Training Software. There are also some situations where registrants need to make adjustments to the set-up of their home IT before they can successfully join.

It is therefore vitally important that you test your connection before the day of the event.

We are a small organisation in terms of employed staff and on the day of the event most of our resources are dedicated to delivering the webinar, we cannot therefore promise to be available to help you with connection enquiries either just before or after the event has actually started.

For a guide on how to test your connection please click here

Event and Registration Details

Online Registration:
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Event Date & Time: Wednesday 22nd May 11.00am - 12.00pm AEST

Registrations Open: 5th Apr 19 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 22nd May 19 5:15 PM

Places Available: 115

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NZAG Members: FREE
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Non-Members: $50.00
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