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    Moving to unannounced re-accreditation audits

    About the introduction of unannounced re-accreditation audits

    To help ensure safe, quality care standards are maintained at all services at all times, announced re-accreditation audits will be replaced with unannounced re-accreditation audits across residential aged care services.

    The new arrangements will apply to all residential care services:

    • applying for re-accreditation from 1 July 2018
    • with an accreditation expiry date on, or after, 1 January 2019.

    The new arrangements will not apply to providers that have already been advised of the date of their re-accreditation site audit.

    See Key changes - unannounced re-accreditation audits page for more details.

    From 1 July 2018, your application for re-accreditation must include your self-assessment against the Accreditation Standards. See Self-assessment for residential aged care services page for more details.

    Webinars

    If you missed the information sessions held in all Australian states and territories in May-June 2018,  you can view our webinar on unannounced re-accreditation audits anytime.

    This webinar was held 5 June 2018 and is available for viewing below via our YouTube channel. Subtitles included. You can also download the transcript of this recording.

    The Department of Health also hosted a quality reform update webinar (including information on unannounced re-accreditation audits) on 15 June 2018. You can soon access this via the Department of Health's website

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