Elevating Aged Care Skills and Qualifications: A New Governance Requirement

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Starting December 1, 2023, aged care providers' governing bodies must ensure their staff possess the essential skills and qualifications for their roles. This session by Ausmed's Head of Clinical Governance, Zoe Youl, delves into this critical reform, highlighting the key role a skilled workforce plays in providing safe, high-quality care.


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Zoe Youl is a Critical Care Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience at Ausmed, currently as Head of Community. With expertise in critical care nursing, clinical governance, education and nursing professional development, she has built an in-depth understanding of the educational and regulatory needs of the Australian healthcare sector.

As the Accredited Provider Program Director (AP-PD) of the Ausmed Education Learning Centre, she maintains and applies accreditation frameworks in software and education.
In 2024, Zoe lead the Ausmed Education Learning Centre to achieve Accreditation with Distinction for the fourth consecutive cycle with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. The AELC is the only Australian provider of nursing continuing professional development to receive this prestigious recognition.

Zoe holds a Master's in Nursing Management and Leadership, and her professional interests focus on evaluating the translation of continuing professional development into practice to improve learner and healthcare consumer outcomes. From 2019-2022, Zoe provided an international perspective to the workgroup established to publish the fourth edition of Nursing Professional Development Scope & Standards of Practice. Zoe was invited to be a peer reviewer for the 6th edition of the Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development.

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First Published29 January 2024
Updated29 January 2024
29 January 2026
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