Launched in Australia in 2003 and in the UK in 2009, ACC delivers engaging courses for aged care workers and its services are used by two of every three Australian aged care communities.
RSL Care + RDNS Chief Executive Officer Stephen Muggleton says the ACC was a welcome addition to the business and shared a commitment to supporting and improving the lives of older people and educating the people who care for them across the industry.
“Education and learning is an important enabler within our business, supporting service development, standards and the delivery of excellent client care,” Mr Muggleton says.
RSL Care + RDNS currently employs more than 6,000 staff and works with more than 25,000 customers every day. It also provides Veterans’ support to more than 22,000 people each year and delivers more than 25,000 episodes of care using telehealth.
Mr Muggleton says RSL Care + RDNS has a renowned research Institute and has gained a reputation for its education and learning capabilities. “We look forward to adding ACCs capabilities to our knowledge base and working together to grow our educational services,” he adds.
There will be no change in the ACC’s structure or day-to-day operations as a result of the acquisition, and the organisation stresses it will continue to actively engage with members to add value to their membership.
“ACC will continue to operate as an independent entity providing education services to aged care in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand,” Mr Muggleton confirms.
Chief Executive of ACC Russell Bricknell says: “We are excited by the opportunities to continue to grow our services to members in Australia and internationally as a result of the investment by RSL Care + RDNS.”
Mr Bricknell will be taking a new role in April as CEO of Baptistcare in Western Australia and ACC is currently recruiting for a new CEO.