Training for Aged-Care Workers | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:41): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Child Protection and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, the Honourable Luke Donnellan. The Andrews Labor government is boosting training for aged-care workers, with a major investment of $1 million to improve care for residents across Victoria and strengthen aged-care workforce skills across the entire sector. The Labor government is funding La Trobe University’s Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care to develop online training to focus on improving dementia care, oral hygiene and palliative care to build the capability of staff working across all of Victoria’s 780 aged-care services. My question to the minister is: can the minister provide me with an update on how the aged-care workforce in the Western Metropolitan Region can benefit from this training? This investment is in addition to the Labor government’s investment in training to enhance the skills of nurses caring for older people. To date more than 2600 nurses working in public residential aged care have benefited from this training.