Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia is a new research centre funded to conduct research with aged care workers, providers, researchers and people who use aged care services. Findings will be used to create innovative solutions for the aged care sector to ensure best possible care.


ARIIA is an industry-led, independent and not-for-profit organisation funded to increase the aged care workforce’s capability and capacity to adopt and embed evidence-based practice across the aged care sector.  It will grow the use of products and technologies that improve aged care service delivery.

 Current work includes:

 Priorities developed with the aged care sector include:

  • dementia
  • rehabilitation, reablement and restorative care
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • social isolation
  • projects with urgent and critical need.

These priorities will be expanded to include end of life and palliative care, and meaningful lifestyle activities in 2023.

Setting up ARIIA

 ARIIA has received funding over 3 years until 30 June 2024.

ARIIA has 73 partners, including research institutions, service providers and peak bodies, which assist ARIIA to access the aged care sector.

They actively engage with all industry partners including:

  • researchers
  • aged care providers and their workers
  • people who receive aged care, their families and friends.

Flinders University was selected through a 2-step tender process to establish and operate ARIIA.

How ARIIA operates

Over the first 3 years of operations, Flinders University will set up ARIIA as an independent organisation with an independent Board of Directors. The board will include representation from the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council and aged care workforce representatives.

From 1 July 2024, we expect ARIIA to find alternative funding sources to continue its operations.

Learn more

Learn more about Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) on their website.

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