Deepen your ACFI skills with ACFI advanced training

Gain a deeper understanding of the ACFI aged care funding model from the end-to-end process, the relevant business rules, the validation process, improving practices and mastering the submission process. This course is for professionals with a working knowledge and experience of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) framework.

Course features

Self-managed pre-work

You’ll receive reading material at the time of registration to read in advance

6 CPD points

You’ll earn 6 CPD points and receive a certificate of attendance

Virtual full day workshop

Attend a live and interactive one-day group workshop over Zoom

Course modules

  • Overview of the ACFI process and ACFI business rules
  • Module 1: Prepare for the ACFI appraisal pack
  • Module 2: Completing the ACFI appraisal pack including support documentation and linking assessments together
  • Module 3: Quality Check and Practice
  • Module 4: Submitting the ACFI appraisal pack

Who should attend?

  • Aged care professionals who compile, complete and/or submit ACFI appraisal packs
  • ACFI Coordinators and Managers with a working knowledge of ACFI
  • Facility Managers
  • Nurses
  • Assistants in Nurse (AIN)
  • Personal Care Workers (PCW)
  • Personal Care Assistants (PCA)
  • Allied Health Professionals


“Got a lot out of it which I can put into practice.”

Rachel, ACFI Advanced participant, 2021
“Loved the cases and going through the assessments and grouping and chatting.”

Sarah, ACFI Advanced participant, 2021
“Very enjoyable and informative. It was great being able to interact with people from other organisations.”

Daniel, ACFI Advanced participant, 2020

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What are the benefits of attending?

  • Learn the key ACFI business rules to complete and submit appraisals
  • Establish strategic mandatory and voluntary submissions of ACFI for better results
  • Apply the quality checking process to appraisal packs prior to submission, avoiding and reducing non-compliances
  • Understand the validations process including strategies to prepare and appeal downgrades
  • Reconcile Medicare payments successfully
  • Reflect on current ACFI processes in your organisation and establishing improvements
  • Receive a certificate of attendance with accredited CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of the end-to-end process and timings of ACFI appraisals, from your role to the process, to the business rule, how to plan assessments and the stages to complete appraisal packs
  • Comprehension of the 12 ACFI questions, coding, assessments and supporting documentation
  • Deep understanding of the resident informs the ACFI appraisal
  • Knowledge of how to complete the answer appraisal packs in line with guidelines
  • Ability to manage the supporting documentation requirements for best practice principles for assessments, progress notes and charting
  • Experience on submitting your packs, quality checking, reconciliations and preparing for validations

FAQ’s about the ACFI Advanced course

Are there pre-requisites?

Yes, a working knowledge of the ACFI (Aged Care Funding Instrument) framework is essential. This course is not
suitable for beginners.

Are there readings or pre-work required?

Yes, this course has pre-readings that must be completed before attending. The Material is sent at the time of
registration and is comprised of 3 to 6 hours of reading material depending on experience level.

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