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Quality Standards

The Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards) are now in effect.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Commission) expects organisations providing aged care services in Australia to comply with the Quality Standards. 

Access the Aged Care Quality Standards resources. 

Click here to download the Aged Care Quality Standards fact sheet.

Guidance and resources for providers to support the Aged Care Quality Standards

The following guidance material is intended to assist aged care services to implement and maintain compliance with the Quality Standards. It describes the intent of the Standards and the Commission's expectations of performance and provides supporting information and examples of evidence of compliance. It also provides an indication of matters that quality assessors consider in assessing compliance. 

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Click here to download a copy of 'Guidance and resources for providers to support the Aged Care Quality Standards'. 


You can also read the guidance and resources on our website. Click on each of the standards below for a guidance and resources menu.

You can also read the Standards Guidance and Resources on our website. Click on the menu below to reveal the Guidance and Resources menu for each Standard.

Transitional arrangements

Transitioning to a single set of Quality Standards for all aged care services has resulted in temporary arrangements to the assessment and monitoring of aged care services. Providers should make themselves aware of what these changes mean for them.

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For more information, download the Aged Care Quality Standards Transitional Arrangements Key Changes Fact Sheet (PDF available)

  • For information about self-assessment against the new Standards see our Self-Assessment page.
  • For additional resources to support implementation of the Quality Standards see our Resources Library.
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