You are here: Home Providers Standards Existing standards

    Existing standards

    The following quality standards are in place until July 2019:

    For information on the Draft Aged Care Quality Standards see New Standards page.

     

    Accreditation Standards

    The Accreditation Standards are detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 2014. There are four Standards:

    Standard one:     Management systems, staffing and organisational development

    Standard two:     Health and personal care

    Standard three:   Care recipient lifestyle

    Standard four:     Physical environment and safe systems

    Each Standard consists of a principle and a number of expected outcomes. Standard one also has an ‘intention’ which indicates it acts as the umbrella for the other three standards.

    There are 44 expected outcomes across the four standards. Providers must comply with all 44 expected outcomes at all times.

    Click here for your Accreditation Standards fact sheet. 


    Home Care Common Standards

    The Home Care Common Standards are also detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 2014. There are three standards:

    Standard one:   Effective management

    Standard two:   Appropriate access and service delivery

    Standard three: Service user rights and responsibilities

    Each standard consists of a principle and a number of expected outcomes. There are 18 expected outcomes across the three Standards.

    Click here for your Home Care Common Standards fact sheet. 

     

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program Quality Standards 

    The Quality Standards include two standards and nine expected outcomes:

    Standard One:  Care delivery and information
    Standard Two: Management and accountability.

    There are two overarching principles which are incorporated into all aspects of the standards:

    • Cultural safety is about recognising, respecting and nurturing the unique cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and meeting their needs and expectations.
    • Continuous quality improvement is about always working to improve services and outcomes for people. It means looking for better ways to do things.

    Click here for the Flexible Aged Care Quality Program Standards fact sheet. 


    Flexible Care Standards for short-term restorative care

    If short-term restorative care is provided in a residential care service then the Flexible Care Standards are the Accreditation Standards as detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

    If short-term restorative care is provided in a home care setting the Flexible Care Standards are the Home Care Standards as detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

    Back to top