Accreditation and Re-accreditation
Key changes for aged care providers
Commission Act and Rules
For information about key changes impacting providers following the establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on the 1 January 2019, please see our Key Changes page where you can access fact sheets including the following:
- Accreditation and re-accreditation key changes fact sheet
- Request for specified information key changes fact sheet
- Consent to access premises key changes fact sheet
- Transitional arrangements key changes fact sheet
About Accreditation and Re-accreditation
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission accredits residential aged care services and flexible care services through which short-term restorative care (STRC services) is provided in a residential care setting. Accreditation is a key component of the aged care regulatory environment established by the Aged Care Act 1997.
Accreditation seeks to assess a level of performance against established aged care quality standards and contributes to improved safety, quality and continuous improvement of services. Residential aged care services must be accredited to receive Australian Government subsidies. The accreditation of services includes the accreditation of commencing services and the re-accreditation of accredited or previously accredited services via the conduct of site audits.
The following pages detail these processes:
Accreditation is supported by monitoring of the quality of care and services provided by accredited services through assessment contacts and review audits.
For further information: