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    Development of Aged Care Quality Standards Guidance and Resources for Providers

    Consultation Process

    Since the release of the draft Standards in 2017, the Quality Agency has been consulting and developing draft guidance material to support their implementation. There has been positive engagement during consultations and detailed feedback has been received from service providers, consumers and their representatives, peak bodies and subject-matter experts.

    Recent consultations included:

    Ongoing consultations have been conducted via:

    • the Standards Guidance Reference Group (link for more information and meeting communiques)
    • the Quality Advisory Group (a subcommittee of NACA)
    • the Quality Agency Liaison Group
    • Health-related specialists, and other subject matter and academic experts
    • Quality Agency events such as Better Practice Conferences and provider workshops. 


    For more information on the new standards and guidance material see the New Standards information page.