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Department of Health

New aged care assessment arrangements

This webinar provided an update on the development and implementation of the new aged care assessment arrangements that will provide streamlined consumer assessment for access to aged care services. The webinar focused on:

  • Changes to the current assessment system
  • Benefits of the new arrangements for consumers
  • Implementation arrangements.

View the New aged care assessment arrangements webcast.

Date: 11 December 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Note that on 3 March 2020, aged care stakeholders were advised via a Bulk Information Distribution Notice (BIDS) that the planned follow-up webinar on changes to aged care assessment arrangements was cancelled. The notice is available at https://www.health.gov.au/news/webinar-on-new-aged-care-assessment-arrangements-cancelled.

Department of Home Affairs

Industry Brief for the Establishment of a Panel for the Supply and Sustainment of X-Ray, Trace and Substance Detection Border Enforcement Technologies

The Industry Brief provided potential tenderers for the Supply and Sustainment of X-Ray, Trace and Substance Detection Border Enforcement Technologies with supplementary information on the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and their operational environment.

View the Industry Brief for the Establishment of a Panel for the Supply and Sustainment of X-Ray, Trace and Substance Detection Border Enforcement Technologies webcast.

Date: 11 November 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education

Destination Australia information session

The Australian Government is inviting applications from tertiary education providers to the Destination Australia Program 2020 round.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience.

This session provided an overview of the program’s policy intent and guidelines, as well as answering questions from providers relevant to the program.

View the Destination Australia information session webcast.

Date: 2 September 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program

From 1 July 2019 The National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program will be mandatory for all Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care services. All Commonwealth subsidies residential aged care services will be required to collect and submit data against three clinical indicators each quarter.

This webinar was one of the major communications activities to engage the sector and provided an overview of the quality indicator definitions as well as guidance on the collection and submission of the quality indicator data to the Department.

View the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program webcast.

Date: 14 June 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Overview of the National Clinical Quality Registry (CQR) Strategy

This webinar provided an overview of the draft National CQR Strategy (Strategy) and provided stakeholders with the opportunity to ask questions to better understand the aim of the Strategy, and for the Commonwealth Department of Health (the Department) to gather feedback.

View the Overview of the National Clinical Quality Registry (CQR) Strategy webcast.

Date: 14 June 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Aged Care Quality Reform Update

This webinar updated service providers and the assessment workforce on key aged care quality reforms being implemented from 1 July 2019, including:

  • Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Clinical Governance Framework
  • Open Disclosure Framework
  • Single Charter of Aged Care Rights
  • Strengthened regulations to minimise the inappropriate use of restraint
  • National Quality Indicator Program

View the Aged Care Quality Reform Update webcast.

Date: 6 June 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care operational update

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care. It focused on key areas of interest for service providers and upcoming system changes including:

  • changes to service finder functionality to be made as part of this release to support the new My Aged Care website;
  • a standardised Home Care Pricing schedule to be used by all home care providers, in order to provide transparent and comparable pricing information to senior Australians; and
  • the new client summary section in the client record page for all users of the My Aged Care portal.

View the My Aged Care operational update webcast.

Date: 19 March 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

'Let's talk about work' NDIS Webinar

The "let's talk about work" webinar delivered information and insights about how NDIS participants can include employment supports in their plans.

View the 'Let's talk about work' NDIS Webinar webcast.

Date: 21 February 2019
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission Grant Opportunity

An overview of the MRFF Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission and its 2018-19 Grant Opportunity, with a live questions and answers session. This webinar covered:

  • the Mission’s origin, governance structure, and ties to the Medical Research Future Fund
  • the design of the Mission’s first grant opportunity
  • the Mission’s interaction with NHMRC processes, and
  • the future of the Mission, and how new investment priorities will be determined.

View the Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission Grant Opportunity webcast.

Date: Thursday 13 December 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Industry Briefing: Carer Gateway regional delivery partner Grant Opportunity

View the Industry Briefing: Carer Gateway regional delivery partner Grant Opportunity webcast.

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Agency

Digital Transformation Agency Showcase

An update on the DTA’s work and how we’re helping the Australian Government create simple, clear and fast services for everyone.

We focused on:

  • The Australian Government Digital Transformation Strategy - the vision, priorities and how you can be part of building the Australian Public Service of the future
  • Digital identity - how we've been working across government to deliver the Commonwealth Government's first identity provider, myGovID

View the Digital Transformation Agency Showcase webcast.

Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Carer Gateway regional delivery partners - roles and responsibilities

View the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners - roles and responsibilities webcast.

Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Updates on My Aged Care operations and Aged Care Quality Standards

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, addressing key areas of interest for service providers and the assessment workforce including an:

  • update on system changes planned for October 2018
  • overview of continuous improvement activities supporting My Aged Care operations
  • update on the development of the new My Aged Care website and enhanced service finder functionality
  • overview of Aged Care Quality Standards guidance material.

View the Updates on My Aged Care operations and Aged Care Quality Standards webcast.

Date: Monday 8 October 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Introduction to the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners

This webcast provided an introduction to the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners.

View the Introduction to the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners webcast.

Date: Friday 28 September 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health - Therapeutic Goods Administration

Medical Device Cyber Security Research

Advances in digital technology have resulted in increasing numbers of programmable, connected and software-based medical devices. These devices bring significant benefits to both patients and clinicians, however these digital technologies also come with the potential risk of harm to patients due to cyber security threats. This consultation event explored the complexities of the Australian medical device cyber security landscape to inform the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s development of new Australian industry guidance.

View the Medical Device Cyber Security Research webcast.

Date: Friday 14 September 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Heavy Vehicle Road Reform – Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on Independent Price Regulation of Heavy Vehicle Charges

Marsden Jacob Associates has been engaged by the Transport and Infrastructure Council to undertake a public consultation and develop a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Phase 2 of the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform (HVRR) road map.

The RIS is a key part of Phase 2 of the HVRR road map. The core elements of this phase of reforms relate to:

  • the establishment of an independent price regulator, which would have powers to set prices independently of government and potentially perform a range of oversight activities related to forward-looking road expenditure; and
  • the implementation of a forward-looking cost base, which would develop a building-block model to determine allowed revenue under heavy vehicle charging based on expected future expenditure.

The Consultation RIS forms part of a six week consultation process. All stakeholders are invited to participate by making a submission in response to the Consultation RIS with submissions invited by 31 August 2018.

View the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform – Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on Independent Price Regulation of Heavy Vehicle Charges webcast.

Date: Thursday 9 August 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS Self-Management Webinar

In our webinar on 2 August 2018 we delivered information and insights about what self-management is, how to self-manage your NDIS funds and your responsibilities as a self-manager.

Hear from our panel as they discuss how managing your own funds gives you choice and control over what and who supports you.

View the NDIS Self-Management Webinar webcast.

Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Jobs and Small Business

Innovation Month 2018 Launch: Dr Jason Fox Keynote Presentation hosted by Secretary Kerri Hartland

On 28 June in Canberra and via webcast, Dr Jason Fox, best-selling author of The Game Changer, took us on a quest towards relevance and new value. ‘The clever fox’ is passionate about quality thinking, better conversations and braver, wiser decisions.

View the Innovation Month 2018 Launch webcast.

Date: Thursday 28 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Education and Training

Introduction to the ACCS (child wellbeing) guide

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training presented provider/service information sessions on the new ACCS (child wellbeing) Guide.

The Webcasts were designed for Centre Directors and Administrators or other staff who will be giving certificates or applying for determinations so families can receive ACCS (child wellbeing).

Participants found out about:

  • Certificates
  • Determinations
  • Referrals to appropriate support organisation
  • 50% limits

The draft Guide was used as a basis for the information sessions.

View the Introduction to the ACCS (child wellbeing) guide webcast.

Date: Friday 22 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

Quality Reform Update

This webinar provided an update on the Single Quality Framework and quality related announcements from the 2018-19 Budget. It focused on key areas of interest for service providers including:

  • the implementation of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework including the draft Aged Care Quality Standards
  • practical implications for assessment to support the unannounced reaccreditation process which will come in to effect 1 July 2018
  • the mandatory influenza program for staff which began on 1 May 2018
  • an update on new quality related initiatives announced in the 2018-19 Budget.

View the Quality Reform Update webcast.

Date: Friday 15 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

My Aged Care operational update

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care, including key areas of interest for service providers and the assessment workforce including:

  • an overview of aged care measures within the 2018-19 budget
  • an overview of continuous improvement activities to support better operations of My Aged Care
  • an update on system changes planned for June 2018
  • a comprehensive update on changes resulting from the National Screening and Assessment Form review.

View the My Aged Care operational update webcast.

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

Commonwealth Home Support Programme Funding Extension

This webinar provided the audience with a high level run down of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme from 1 July 2018.

View the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Funding Extension webcast.

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Veterans' Affairs

50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral

A national commemorative service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral was held on Sunday 13 May 2018 at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial on Anzac Parade in Canberra.

View the 50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral webcast.

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Venue: Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra

Department of Education and Training

The New Child Care Package - Family Webcast Information Session

Welcome to the Family Webcast Information Session on the new child care package, starting from 2 July 2018. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by up to 45 minutes for audiences watching the webcast to have their questions answered.

View the Family Webcast Information Session webcast.

Date: May 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

National NDIS Provider Webinar

This webinar addressed key themes that Providers asked us at our recent Provider Forums around the Country.

Hear from our panel as they discuss and answer your questions regarding pricing, the introduction of the Quality and Safeguards Commission and my place portal enhancements.

View the National NDIS Provider Webinar webcast.

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

Finance Forum - Getting finance out of the back seat and into the driver's seat

The topic discussed at this Q&A style event was: Getting finance out of the back seat and into the driver’s seat.

It is increasingly essential for the finance function to move from a compliance outlook to a strategic partner to the entity’s leadership and innovation goals. The panel discussed:

  • How to lead such change, from accountability to transformation?
  • What support is needed from the executive and central agencies to support finance’s role in the transformation of an entity?

View the Finance Forum - Getting finance out of the back seat and into the driver's seat webcast.

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Finance

Superannuation Management System Replacement – Industry Briefing

Finance is seeking to provide advice to industry on a requirement to replace the current Superannuation Management System.

The current system is used to administer the following defined benefit superannuation schemes and death and disability arrangements in compliance with applicable legislation and specific regulations:

  1. the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme (PCSS) under the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948;
  2. the Judges’ Pensions Scheme (JPS) under the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968;
  3. the Governors-General Pensions Scheme (GGPS) under the Governor-General Act 1974 ; and
  4. the death and disability arrangements for Judges of the Federal Circuit Court under relevant sections of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2).

The objective is to replace the current Superannuation management system with a customised COTS, SaaS, cloud-based solution which could subsequently be integrated into other finance systems. The system is to be operational by March 2019.

This industry briefing provided further advice on Finance’s requirements and the process for approaching the market.

View the Superannuation Management System Replacement – Industry Briefing webcast.

Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

The Treasury

Treasury Live

An overview of the Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support services for carers, as set out in the Request for Tender documentation.

View the Treasury Live webcast.

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Industry Briefing – Integrated Carer Support Service Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support Request for Tender (RFT70010107)

An overview of the Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support services for carers, as set out in the Request for Tender documentation.

View the Industry Briefing – Integrated Carer Support Service Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support Request for Tender (RFT70010107) webcast.

Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Industry Briefing – Integrated Carer Support Service Digital Counselling and Online Peer Support Request for Tender (RFT70010106)

An overview of the Digital Counselling and Online Peer Support services for carers, as set out in the Request for Tender documentation.

View the COMCAR Automated Resource System – RFP Industry Briefing webcast.

Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Finance

COMCAR Automated Resource System – RFP Industry Briefing

COMCAR provides car-with-driver services for Australian parliamentarians, senior government office holders and official guests of the Australian government.

COMCAR requires a key business system with the ability to store sensitive client information, take reservations from clients, allocate driving and vehicle resources to service reservations, and communicate with vehicles using in-car technology. The system will also provide invoicing capability, human resource functionality, incident management and full reporting capability.

The objective is to replace the current COMCAR booking and management system with a COTS, SaaS, cloud-based solution which could subsequently be integrated into other finance systems. The system is to be operational by December 2018.

Finance will be seeking responses from industry to assist the Ministerial and Parliamentary Services (M&PS) team to administer and deliver COMCAR services.

View the COMCAR Automated Resource System – RFP Industry Briefing webcast.

Date: Thursday 22 February 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Agency

DTA Chats With Professor Genevieve Bell

World renowned anthropologist Genevieve Bell looked at how government can keep up with the rapid changes in technology whilst meeting the needs of those using government services — their technical as well as human needs.

View the DTA Chats With Professor Genevieve Bell webcast.

Date: Monday 19 February 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care operational update and update on Quality Reform

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care. It focused on key areas of interest for service providers and the assessment workforce including:

  • operational benefits delivered as a result of system changes introduced in December 2017
  • an update on system changes planned for late February 2018
  • an update on quality reform

View the My Aged Care operational update and update on Quality Reform webcast.

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

National rollout of the New Child Care Package - Families Information session

The Department of Education and Training hosted an online Child Care Information Session to help families be aware of the new child care package to be introduced in July 2018.

The webcast helped families understand how the New Child Care Package will impact them and the amount of subsidy they may be eligible to receive. Families were encouraged to attend to ensure they have the most accurate and up-to-date information.

The event also include a question and answer session. 

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

Virtual Child Care Information Session – New child care package

Department of Education and Training hosted a virtual Child Care Information Session to help families be aware of the new child care package to be introduced in July 2018.

The session helped families understand how the new child care package will impact them and the amount of subsidy they may be eligible to receive.

The event also included a question and answer session.

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

WA HACC Transition to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

This webinar provided information to stakeholders and to give them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the Western Australian (WA) Home and Community Care (HACC) Transition to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

WA HACC services for older people aged 65 years and over, and 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA will transition to the CHSP from 1 July 2018.

View the WA HACC Transition to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) webcast.

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

GEN – a new website for information and data on aged care in Australia

GEN is a new “one–stop shop” website for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use.

GEN is catered for all levels of users from students looking for information for assignments, right through to data modellers and actuaries. The data and information is presented at different levels. Each section begins with an overview and fast facts of the topic and is followed with greater detail and the option of interacting with the data. The data that underpins each topic is available for further analysis.

The webinar provides an overview and demonstration of the full functionality of GEN.

View the GEN – a new website for information and data on aged care in Australia webcast.

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.