All providers of aged care services need to meet the applicable aged care quality standards. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is responsible for accrediting, reviewing and monitoring providers against quality standards to ensure high quality care for people accessing Australian Government subsidised aged care.
The following quality standards are in place until July 2019:
- Accreditation Standards (residential aged care)
- Home Care Common Standards (home and community care)
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program Quality Standards
- Flexible Care Standards for short-term restorative care
Access information on each of these standards via our Existing Standards page.
New Aged Care Quality Standards
A new single set of Aged Care Quality Standards has been passed in Parliament. Assessment and monitoring against these new standards commencing from 1 July 2019. The Aged Care Quality Standards will replace the:
- Accreditation Standards
- Home Care Standards
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program Quality Framework Standards
- Transition Care Standards.
The Aged Care Quality Standards will apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care and the Commonwealth Home Support Program services.
For more information, please see the Summary of the new Aged Care Quality Standards. You can also access the new Aged Care Quality Standards directly.