Standards and Accreditation

Guidance material has been published by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) and is intended to assist organisations to implement, and maintain their compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards. A copy of the new Aged Care Standards and resource material is available  https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/standards/quality-standards-summary
The Self-Assessment Guidance Tool, which includes a self-assessment template and guide, was developed in consultation with stakeholders and has been tested with aged care service providers. It will replace existing guidance on self-assessment from 1 July this year. Providers are not required to submit self-assessment information against the new standards prior to 1 July, but the commission is encouraging operators to use the resource to prepare for the introduction of the new standards. Access the self assessment tool developed by the ACQSC is available at https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/assessment-processes/self-assessment