You may apply for this accreditation if you operate a residential care service. Residential care is considered to include personal or nursing care of a person who resides in a residential facility that provides:
- Appropriate accommodation;
- Appropriate staffing to meet the need of the care recipients;
- Meals and cleaning services;
- Appropriate equipment, furniture and furnishings; and
- Meets all requirements covered in the Residential Care Subsidy Principles.
Residential Care does not include care that is:
- Provided to a recipient inside their own private home or dwelling;
- Provided to a recipient inside a hospital or a psychiatric facility;
- Provided in a facility that does not primarily provide care for the frail or elderly; or
- Not deemed residential under the Residential Care Subsidy Principles.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible to receive this accreditation you must:
- Submit an application in writing;
- Include information outlining your planning for continuous improvement; and
- Submit a fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
No fee for 19 or fewer allocated residential care places. 20 allocated residential care places $2 011. 21-25 allocated residential care places $2 011 and $670 for each additional allocated place above 20. 26 or more allocated residential care places $4 087 and the lesser of $127 for each allocated residential care place or $12 737.
No fee for 19 or fewer allocated residential care places. 20 allocated residential care places $401. 21-25 allocated residential care places 20% of the sum of $2 011 and $670 for each additional allocated place above 20. 26 or more allocated residential care places 20% of the sum of $4 087 and the lesser of $127 for each allocated residential care place or $12 737.
Application for Re-Accreditation - PDF
Application for Accreditation of Residential Care Services - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013 (Australian Government)
Quality Agency Principles 2013 (Australian Government)
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