Collection: Understanding and Developing Home Care Budgets


Do you want a better understanding of the key drivers of profitability in the home care sector?

Course Overview

This program has been designed to enhance the financial acumen of staff involved in the home care budget process and combines practical financial management with the key elements of running a home community care business.

With a focus on the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) financial model and the financial impacts of deregulation, HOME101 empowers managers to take control of their budget and drive profitability.

Presented over three distinct segments, the session explores the Commonwealth Home care and Support Packages (CHCP/CHSP), Individualised Budgets and, and concludes with a comprehensive examination of the Budget Development Process accompanied with practical examples.

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What you’ll Receive

  • 3 Hour Course
  • Workbook and Handouts
  • Participation eCertificate
  • Post Course Support

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  • In-person

    $379 + GST (Per Person)

  • Online

    $299 + GST (Per Person)


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* Offer automatically applied at checkout, participants can attend different dates of the same course.

Key Topics Covered

  • Understanding the home care business model 
  • Key influencing factors of the home care business model 
  • The revenue cycle and establishing program parameters including occupancy targets 
  • The importance of a care plan and the impact on the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) budget 
  • Impact of consumer directed care decisions on the business model 
  • Understanding individualised program costings including administration fees and care management fees 
  • Understanding staff costs and oncosts 
  • Rostering principles 
  • Setting administration costs and what are included in package management fees 
  • Developing individualised program budgets and regularly maintaining communication with clients 
  • Understanding income tested fees and their impact on the budget 
  • Strategies to expand the home care business including pros and cons of providing incentives and discounts 
  • Managing third party contractors and WHS in the home care operating environment 
  • Pros and cons of waiving basic daily fees 
  • Managing consumer expectations and assisting them to understand and manage their budget 

Who Is This Course Ideal For?

This program has been developed to enhance the skills and overall knowledge of Care Managers, Case Managers, Admissions and Placement Officers, Finance Staff, Administration Staff, Area Managers, Regional Managers, Board Members, Executive Team Members, Internal and External Auditors