Murray PHN has led the project to create a free education package that upskills the aged care workforce to help improve the lives of residents.

This new education package named BERTIE (Better lives for residents though innovative education), produced on behalf of Victoria’s six PHNs, has been designed and developed in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. It aims to build capacity and capability in the residential aged care workforce and supports both clinical and non-clinical staff to recognise and manage early signs of deteriorating health of residents.

The informative and self-paced 20-module package is engaging and easy to digest. Each module consists of a short video, summary sheet and quick quiz.

BERTIE training is provided at no cost through the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s online ALIS platform to all residential aged care workers across Victoria, including NSW border communities who fall under a Victorian PHN.

The training package launches with four modules at the end of May 2024, with further modules added in the weeks following.

BERTIE can be accessed through the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s ALIS platform.

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