|Aged & Community Care Victoria is the leading peak body Association in Victoria resulting from the amalgamation of Aged Care Association of Victoria Ltd and the Victorian Association for Health & Extended Care. Officially formed on 1 July 2006, the Association’s founding bodies can proudly trace their origins and membership base back to the early 20th Century.
Representation and Leadership
ACCV’s major role is to provide leadership on behalf of its members to achieve a better outcome for all providers and their clients. Through regular and timely media representation ACCV ensures issues of importance to its members remain firmly on the social agenda and that members have an effective representative voice.
ACCV provides direct representation on key and relevant State and Commonwealth Department panels to ensure members have a voice in negotiations, discussions and policy development within the aged & community care sector.
ACCV provides national representation for members through Aged and Community Services Australia & Aged Care Association Australia. Both Federal peak bodies provide a strong representative voice at a National level for members.
ACCV is proud to be an advocate for both service providers and their clients. Members can report not just on their own issues but can represent the people they serve thus ensuring issues of importance are brought to the forefront of public debate and discussion.
Education & Consultancy
ACCV is a nationally recognized Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing a vast range of accredited education & professional training programs.
Expert Advice & Assistance
ACCV provides professional hotline advice & assistance to all members to promote best practice in aged & community care. Advice is provided by telephone, email, fax, and personal visits to member organizations on operational issues affecting the service.
ACCV also provides an Aged & Community Care specific Workplace Relations Service for members inclusive within membership fees; this includes telephone advice on Awards and general industrial matters. Additional representation is also available on a consultancy basis.
Inform & Update
ACCV ensures that members are kept up to date on all current information affecting the industry on a regular basis through the following:
- Fortnightly Member Update Bulletins
- Quarterly ACCV Newsletter
- Workplace Relations Bulletins
- Regular publication of the Federal bodies newsletters
- Access to an informative website (members only section)
Through regular metropolitan and regional meetings ACCV provides opportunities for members to network with each other, share information and keep up to date on all the latest trends in Aged & Community Care. ACCV provides a wide range of conferences, seminars and forums throughout the annual calendar.
The development of a range of ACCV Member Task Forces covering areas such as Residential Care, Community Care, Bush Nursing, Human Resource & Workplace Relations Issues, Legal & Industrial Issues and Media & Public Relations offers members an opportunity to provide input and feedback to the development of all issues papers and policy statements.