Health in Difference & LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conferences 2021

The LGBTI Health Alliance is hosting two conferences in April 2021. The Health In Difference conference will discuss the health and wellbeing of sexuality, body and gender diverse people and communities in Australia. The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference will provide opportunities for aged, health and human service providers to improve their knowledge and practices to address the needs of LGBTI consumers. These conferences will be held virtually, with networking opportunities, breakout workshops, and online social events to participate in. Community members and organisations, researchers, advocates and others are all invited to attend. Registration and abstracts open in early December.

When: Friday 16, Friday 23 and Friday 30 April 2021

Where: Virtual event

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Short Course – Engaging and Connecting with People Living with Dementia through COVID-19

This virtual 2-hour course will allow you to explore creative solutions to help your team engage with people living with dementia during the pandemic. This course is suitable for staff including managers, CHSP and home care providers; it is not suitable for volunteers. You will need to bring your own device to complete the course. For any further questions, contact Rebecca Rogers at or on 0439 226 535.

When: Wednesday 9 December 2020, 2.30pm

Where: Virtual course

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Upcoming ACSA Programs

There are a number of upcoming online programs delivered by ACSA in December 2020, listed below:

Right Relationships and Professional Boundaries

Participants will gain an understanding of a “right relationship” and “professional behaviour”, as well as impacts of home and workplace.

When: Tuesday 1 December 2020

Cost: $20-$140

Cultural Awareness and Safety: Challenges and Injustice

This program is aimed at up-skilling aged care support services on their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, cultural barriers faced, and strategies for communication.

When: Wednesday 2 December 2020 & Wednesday 9 December 2020

Cost: $20-$180

If It’s Not Documented, It Didn’t Happen

The need to document effectively is critical for aged care services. This program will explore legislation, quality standards and professional practice, as well as using real-life examples, in order to ensure that documentation is defensible.

When: Thursday 3 December 2020

Cost: $140-$155

For a full list of ACSA’s programs, visit


COTA NSW Information Hub

The COTA NSW Information Hub is available for anyone whose first language is not English, who want to know how the aged care system and aged care funding works, how to use the government’s My Aged Care website, and more. For more information, email or call (02) 8268 9601 or 0438 431 817 between Tuesday and Thursday (call 131 450 for interpreter services).

When: Every first Tuesday of the month, 11am-3pm (Ashfield); Every second Tuesday of the month 10.30am-2.30pm (Hurstville)

Where: Activity Room 4, Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield; Hurstville Seniors Centre,

91 Queens Rd, Hurstville

Cost: Free

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Short course – CALD Vocational Language (CVL) program

This short course is designed to support newly arrived migrants and refugees to build on their language skills needed to find employment in the community services sector, specifically aged care and disability services. It also provides information about the words and language typically used in the community services sector, the different roles available in aged care and disability organisations, and about pathway information to other community services courses. This course is still running until 27 November 2020; contact Myriam Bahari on 0491 214 93 or at for more information.

When: Friday 23 October to Friday 27 November, one day a week, 9.30am to 2.30pm

Where: Building C, TAFE NSW Bankstown, 500 Chapel Road Bankstown



Community Wheels’ Social Program December 2020

Community Wheels’ Social Program calendar for November and December includes picnics, lunches, and other social events. All events follow strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, and it is essential to make bookings via 8868 1400. Payments vary and depend on the event.

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