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Transitioning to the new Aged Care Quality Standards

Transition to the new Standards has begun. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission will commence assessment and monitoring against the new Standards from 1 July 2019.

Service providers are encouraged to use the transition period to:

  • identify and address areas for improvement in order for the new Standards to be met
  • support their staff to understand the requirements of the new standards
  • support care recipients and their families, carers and representatives to understand what the changes mean for them, and
  • align their system, policies and practices with the new standards

During the transition period the Commission and the Department of Health will conduct activities to:

  • assist consumers to understand the new arrangements
  • support service providers to implement the new standards.

The Commission will distribute information about the new standards through site visits to aged care services, and via our monthly newsletter, through the entire transition period. The Commission will also provide education programs, online learning resources and a series of state-based events. Please see our Education pages for details.

Watch the below video for information on preparing for the new Standards:


For more information see our Summary of the new Standards pages or go to the new Aged Care Quality Standards homepage.



Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - 5:32pm