ACSA is undergoing a restructure as it completes its unification as a national body.
Staff were advised there will be an internal restructure earlier this week, which CEO Pat Sparrow says is in response to transformations across the industry.
“Major changes and reforms are happening in aged care, really what we’re seeing is the industry transforming. As the industry transforms, so too do the associations,” Ms Sparrow said.
“I have been working with the team since my appointment last August on a structure that will best meet the needs of our members.”
“We’ve been reviewing our national service mix, and things that were only in one or two states such as employee relations will be rolled out to all members nationally from 1 July.”
“This restructure will ensure members have access to a range of national services such as employee relations and events, it will give us a clear national policy focus, and enable us to strengthen government relations at state and federal levels.”
“We need national responses to issue while staying locally responsive at state level.”
“We will also be taking a different approach to events and education, creating a national calendar to better roll out our information across all states and territories.”
“One of the things our members value most is our policy and advocacy work, which will be strengthened as a result of these changes.”
“The existing state divisional councils, which were previously the state-based organisations of ACSA, will become key advisory bodies to our national policy program.