December 2018

Standards education to 2019

As the Quality Agency transitions to the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1 January 2019, we are continuing to offer education to support providers to transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards (new Standards). The new Standards will take effect from 1 July 2019.

Don’t miss Getting to Know the Standards
Did you miss attending our free Getting to Know the Standards information session? Getting to Know the Standards is aimed at supporting managers of aged care services to engage with the new Standards and the guidance and resources for providers.

If you missed the sessions, you will soon be able to view a webinar recording. See our website for details.

Thank you to the more than 4,600 people who registered to attend the sessions. Your feedback will help inform our future education planning. Thank you also to the many providers who offered to host or hosted an information session. There were over 150 sessions organised across 100 different locations – and we appreciate the efforts of everyone involved.

Register now: Preparing for the new Standards in 2019
Our national program of Preparing for the new Standards events - commencing February 2019 - has been designed for aged care service providers and senior staff.  The program will:

  • provide practical support for aged care service providers to prepare for the implementation of the new Standards for all service types
  • promote the functions and role of the newly established Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • communicate relevant regulatory reforms and budget initiatives.

Register now for a Preparing for the new Standards event in your state.

Access free online resources on the new Standards – including:


*The numbering of the new Standards in the guidance materials, PDF and new Standards fact sheet has recently been amended to reflect the legislation.

Education changes in 2019
We are reviewing our education courses on the existing standards for 2019 – with the aim of providing the best possible education opportunities for providers. See our Education web page for details.