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  • Business Improvement Fund – Round 2: Overview of the application and assessment process
  • Business Advisory Services Program – Key areas for business improvements from over 300 providers
  • Workforce Advisory Services Program – Identifying insights and opportunities in your workforce


Join us at a webinar with the Department of Health to find out how to apply for the Business Improvement Fund – Round 2 as well as how you can gain support from the Business Advisory Services Program and the Workforce Advisory Services Program.

Applications for Round 2 of the Business Improvement Fund opened in December 2021 and close at 2pm (Canberra time) on 30 March 2022. The Fund will primarily support small to medium sized providers in regional, rural and remote locations with up to $22m in grant funding available.   

The free and confidential Business Advisory Service and Workforce Advisory Service is available to residential and home care providers and is delivered in partnership with PwC. The service aims to help residential and home care providers review their operations and to provide advice on business management and financial strategies governance, workforce, risk management and property and asset management.



Matt Alston-Fisher, Department of Health: Director – Business Improvement Section  

Matt has worked in Aged Care within the Department of Health for over three years and is currently responsible for delivering the Business Improvement Fund – Round 2; Business Advisory Services (BAS) Program; and the Service Development Assistance Panel (SDAP). Matt previously worked at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for over ten years with responsibility for delivering a wide variety of grant programs in science, research and community sectors 


Ali Qureshi, PwC: Senior Manager – Trust & Risk 

Ali is a senior manager in PwC’s Trust & Risk team, and has spent the past 3 years working with the aged care industry, as part of the leadership team for the Business Advisory Services (BAS), and as part of leading the development and delivery of the Workforce Advisory Services (WAS). Across this period, Ali has worked with over 200 aged care providers across Australia to provide insight and guidance on how to improve the management and operations of their organisations, from a business perspective, and a workforce perspective.  


Kerryn Dillon, PwC: Director – Health & Wellbeing Consulting

As a qualified lawyer and having held numerous senior positions across the health and aged care sector, Kerryn has over 15 years of operational and advisory experience across the sector including acute, sub-acute, aged care, allied health, primary care and homecare. From her experience, she has an excellent understanding of the realities for organisations within the sector particularly in matters related to workforce. After serving as the Chief People and Culture Officer in the industry, where she led an organisation to recognition as an ABA Employer of Choice for five consecutive years, Kerryn joined PwC as a Director in the Health and Wellbeing team as the subject matter expert in aged care. Kerryn has extensive experience in aged operations particularly the health workforce, systems and processes


Thursday, 24 February, 2022   

1.00pm – 2.00pm (NSW, Victoria, Tasmania)
12.30pm – 1.30pm (SA, NT)
12.00pm – 1.00pm (Queensland)
10.00am – 11.00am (WA)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Free for ACSA & LASA members


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